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starter will not turn at all

Postby DelValCub » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:34 pm

Hi Guys,
Haven't posted any questions for a while being that my Cub has been running great for months now. Well went out to run it for a while being that it has been 3 weeks or so since the last time and went to pull the starter rod and nothing happened. My first thought was dead battery. Well charged it up, and still nothing. Tried to jump it right at the starter thinking the wires could be bad, still nothing. I then took the starter off and tried it on the bench, still nothing. I even removed the switch and tried a true direct connection, still nothing. The starter spins just fine when turned by hand and the bendix drive is not stuck. I am unsure on what to do next. I was able to start the old girl with the hand crank, but really need to figure this out before it gets too cold to crank. Any ideas thoughts would be great.

Thanks A.J.

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Re: starter will not turn at all

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:41 pm

Take the starter to an auto electric shop for testing. If they find a problem, they can fix it. If it checks out ok, it's either an electrical or grounding issue.
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Re: starter will not turn at all

Postby DelValCub » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:43 pm

thanks for the reply, was thinking that is what I will have to do. Can worn brushes or spring make this happen. Was thinking about rebuilding it myself.

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Re: starter will not turn at all

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:31 pm

yes, badly worn or stuck brush can cause it.
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Re: starter will not turn at all

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:42 am

let the auto elec check it and buy the brushes from him if they are bad.
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Re: starter will not turn at all

Postby Stanton » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:09 am

:Dito: Agree with Mike on this one. The local electric shop can diagnose it better than most layman and give you detailed info as to the problem and how much he would charge to fix it.
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Re: starter will not turn at all

Postby Bigdog » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:33 am

I would at least take a look at the brushes to see what condition they are in. If you are not comfortable with doing electrical work let a shop do it. You could have a dead spot on the commutator. I had one once that stopped on the dead spot about 90% of the time. If you turned the starter armature just enough to clear the dead winding it would work.
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