How TO Get Starter Back In Motor


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How TO Get Starter Back In Motor

Postby auctioneeral » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:38 pm



Ok took starter off. Clean and grease inside., back together.
But how the heck do you get starter back in motor. Motor is laying on work bench. I read to have motor leaning to the left have done that.
I have lean the motor to left,right up side down every where but to the junk yard. I have had it leaning to left side trying to get spocket in the center best i can and the start still wont side into spocket.
Last resort is taking back cover off and mount starter.



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Re: How TO Get Starter Back In Motor

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:59 pm

auctioneeral wrote:Ok took starter off. Clean and grease inside., back together.
But how the heck do you get starter back in motor. Motor is laying on work bench. I read to have motor leaning to the left have done that.
I have lean the motor to left,right up side down every where but to the junk yard. I have had it leaning to left side trying to get spocket in the center best i can and the start still wont side into spocket.
Last resort is taking back cover off and mount starter.


believe it or not, that's what the repair manual says. you have to remove the rear cover and slide the starter drive splines into the sprocket splines then put the rear cover back on.

stuart.

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Re: How TO Get Starter Back In Motor

Postby squirrel » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:04 pm

Hi I had the same issue when refitting mine .I removed the gear change lever then gently refitted the motor going slowly is the key. hope it helps I'm sure others with more experience will be able to help more

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Re: How TO Get Starter Back In Motor

Postby auctioneeral » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:09 pm

i don't have gear shift lever on motor. I don't have a problem getting starter lined up with motor hole it's getting the spocket on the starter shaft.

stuart. Thats what i was thinking would be the wise thing to do is take back cover off.

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Re: How TO Get Starter Back In Motor

Postby auctioneeral » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:12 pm

Well run out of time. But i got back cover off now.
How can i check the stator why i got this all apart.
I got one of those small ohm testers.

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Re: How TO Get Starter Back In Motor

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:27 pm

auctioneeral wrote:i don't have gear shift lever on motor. I don't have a problem getting starter lined up with motor hole it's getting the spocket on the starter shaft.

stuart. Thats what i was thinking would be the wise thing to do is take back cover off.
auctioneeral wrote:Well run out of time. But i got back cover off now.
How can i check the stator why i got this all apart.
I got one of those small ohm testers.


the book says you have to slide the starter splines thru the splines on the sprocket. that's all it says about replacing the starter. as for the stator, I cant tell you about that since I've never had any problems with mine...........yet,(fingers crossed and knocking on farhead, I mean wood :lol: ) that I don't have any in the near future. your best bet is ask wingadmin, but there might be a "how-to" article in here somewhere on how to check your stator.

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Re: How TO Get Starter Back In Motor

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:26 pm

How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Read more: viewtopic.php?t=259#ixzz3UJLMRdE3

I found the article for the starter. scroll down the pics and you'll see the starter chain and gear in the back of the engine cover. if you can rotate the splines on the starter to match the splines on the starter gear, you should be able to get the starter back into the engine casing. if you have already got the starter back in, please disregard this message :).

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Re: How TO Get Starter Back In Motor

Postby auctioneeral » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:40 pm

I didn't get it in yet. But got back cover off, removed socket off chain and it will not slide on starter spine shaft. The spines are nick up so I got to try and file them down.

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Re: How TO Get Starter Back In Motor

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:33 am

auctioneeral wrote:I didn't get it in yet. But got back cover off, removed socket off chain and it will not slide on starter spine shaft. The spines are nick up so I got to try and file them down.


Is the starter an aftermarket starter? Some of the Chinese aftermarket starters have splined shafts that won't slide into the sprocket.

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Re: How TO Get Starter Back In Motor

Postby auctioneeral » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:13 am

WingAdmin
I got it back in the motor after taking back cover off pulling chain spoket off and seeing why it won't fix on , the starter shaft had some burrs on the shaft. File it up and slide on.

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Re: How TO Get Starter Back In Motor

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:22 am

hey auction, glad to hear you finally got your starter back in the motor. how is it working?

stuart.




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