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Starter Grinding

Postby pharmerphil3 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:18 am

I replaced the starter on my 48 last year with a new one. Now when I try to start the Cub it will grind & grind & grind then grab & start. What could be the problem? :?:

Thanks for the help, :D
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Re: Starter Grinding

Postby Clark Thompson » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:24 am

when you say new starter , was it just another starter used or Rebuilt ? or was it a new aftermarket starter. The new after market starters for the 6 volt cub are nice but I have had some issues with these starters as you described you are having.
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Re: Starter Grinding

Postby Papa's Cub » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:29 am

Phamerphil3, Pull the starter and with a large screw driver rotate the flywheel ...inspecting the teeth as you turn. Also, inspect the starter drive for damage. If you still have the old starter check to make sure the drive gears are the same. Good Luck, Tom.
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Re: Starter Grinding

Postby tmays » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:34 am

Take starter apart and inspect it. Easy to do. Check to see if one of the bolts has come loose holding the big spring.
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Re: Starter Grinding

Postby pharmerphil3 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:09 pm

Yes, it is a new aftermarket starter, I will check for damaged teeth, and check the starter. I will get back with an update when time allows. :D

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Re: Starter Grinding

Postby Clark Thompson » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:53 pm

I suspected you had a new aftermarket starter. I bought one last year from Steiner. Installed it and had nothing but trouble with the bendix engaging the flywheel. Nothing but grinding. I removed starter, couldn't see anything wrong . Took apart old starter and the new starter. compared both starters. Everything looked great as far as a match till I got to the starter shafts. The new shaft has the bolt /set screw hole for the bendix spring about 3/8 of a inch too far back in the direction of the armature.. . I re drilled another hole to match the old starter shaft. Problem solved..I contacted quality Steiner s quality control. The person I described the problem to didn't seem to think I knew what I was talking about.
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Re: Starter Grinding

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:10 pm

Clark Thompson wrote: The person I described the problem to didn't seem to think I knew what I was talking about.


....or didn't care.

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Re: Starter Grinding

Postby pharmerphil3 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:34 am

Thanks Clark, that is where I purchased my starter. I will follow your directions and try to correct my starter's problem, many thanks to all!


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