Nothing rocket science about it. Depending on the age of the Tecumseh, the
starter may just be held on with four bolts and pull right off the end of
Other models have the starter housing joined to the engine shroud, so it
may take a bit more effort to find and remove all the bolts holding that
part onto the engine block.
Either way, you should be able to figure out how to "wind up" the
retraction spring and install the cord so that there's enough winds on the
spring to pull the full spool full of cord back.
Jeff Wisnia (W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)
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