If the starter is bad, it should be replaced or rebuilt. Always refer to the manufacturer's procedures when repairing a starter.
Do not clean the starter motor in solvent. The residue left on the parts can ignite and cause a fire and/or destroy the starter. Use denatured alcohol, compressed air regulated to 25 psi (172.3 Kpa), and/or clean rags to clean the unit and its parts.
- Always have a clean and organized work area. The tools required for disassembling this starter are: rags, assorted wrenches, snap-ring pliers, flat blade screwdriver, ball-peen hammer, plastic head hammer, punch, scribe, safety glasses, and small press.
- The starter should be cleaned and inspected as it is disassembled.
- Clean the case.
- Scribe reference marks at each end of the starter end housings and the frame.
- Disconnect the field coil connection at the solenoid's M terminal.
- Remove the two screws that attach the solenoid to the starter drive housing.
- Rotate the solenoid until the locking flange of the solenoid is free. Then remove the solenoid.
- Remove the through-bolts from the end frame.
- Remove the end frame.
- Inspect the end frame and drive housing for cracks or broken ends.
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- Remove the frame.
- Check the frame assembly for loose pole shoes and broken or frayed wires.