130 Starter will spin but not engage.

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Re: 130 Starter will spin but not engage.

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue May 10, 2016 10:08 am

If it were the wrong drive on the starter the gear would not spin out. If it were completely the wrong starter (same starter but opposite rotation it would have spun the engine backwards.
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Re: 130 Starter will spin but not engage.

Postby EZ » Tue May 10, 2016 10:56 pm

Supplier (NAPA) says $5 rebate for core.
I will keep the core. The spring alone is worth $29.
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Re: 130 Starter will spin but not engage.

Postby EZ » Tue May 17, 2016 9:46 pm

Here is a pic of the end of the old starter drive stopper after 15 starts.

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Here is a pic of the end new starter drive stopper. No starts.

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I installed everything back and used a #2 wire instead of #1/0. It started to crank slowly and then stopped. Thought the battery was dead, nope. The armature shaft is binding when I tighten up the 2 long bolts holding the starter together. Loosen them up slightly and she spins. Not sure what has changed (other than the drive assembly). It was spinning freely with the original drive. There are 2 spacer washers at the pinion gear end, ( the parts book shows 3 , but there were only 2 ) and 1 spacer washer at the back end. The shaft is not any longer. I will have to put the old drive back in and see what the difference is. Thought I was going to go for a spin while the sun was out ....NOT!
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Re: 130 Starter will spin but not engage.

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed May 18, 2016 10:54 am

Different drive than original, one or both of the spacers may need to be removed.
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Re: 130 Starter will spin but not engage.

Postby Matt Kirsch » Thu May 19, 2016 5:47 pm

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Well there's your problem!

Yeah, bet if you drop 1 washer out it'll be fine. I've never seen one with more than one washer on the nose end.

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Re: 130 Starter will spin but not engage.

Postby EZ » Thu May 19, 2016 9:34 pm

Matt, yes those threads are pretty beat up.

Removed the thicker of the 2 nose spacers and that did it.
Sounds way better engaging now too!
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