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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-06-2009, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Starter Motor Won't Engage

Put in a new battery and all was fine then after a coupe of weeks I was running it and turned it off. Went to retart and all I get is a spinning sound (whine) from the starter motor. Is there a one way clutch on these or a spring or solenoid that is bad? Or is it the starter motor? How much is a 'good' starter motor (OEM) and how hard is it to replace if that is the problem? Thanks in Advance to anyone.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-07-2009, 02:03 AM
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My guess is the flywheel key is sheared off. Do NOT keep cranking the engine until you figure out what is wrong. You can damage the crankshaft and flywheel by cranking the engine with a sheared key.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-07-2009, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Good Advice

Thanks. I haven't hit the starter more than a couple times so I hope I am safe. How much work is it to check the flywheel key? Is there a Chilton type of manual for the home repair of these things?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-17-2011, 05:29 PM
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No start

Just last week I went through my uncle's rig 'beer cart'. He had the exact same thing, the starter would spin but the motor would not. There is a one way starter clutch behind the flywheel. The flywheel takes a 30m 1.5 puller other then that no special tools are needed.

His one way clutch had all the teeth hanging out when I took it apart. Put a new one way in and the 'beer cart' is on the road again.
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