2 3 4
5. Clutch gear
3. Spring cap
motor is turning the engine by jamming the
clutch rollers between the clutch gear and rotor
After the engine starts, the stationary clutch
gear hub rolls the rollers back against their
springs and frees the crankshaft from the clutch
T o check the operation of the starter motor
clutch, remove the starter motor. Try pushing
the top of the starter idler gear in both
directions by hand (Figure 40). The gear should
not turn at all to the rear. It should turn freely
and quietly to the front. If the gear fails to
operate in this manner, the clutch assembly is
The starter clutch can be disassembled after
removing the secondary shaft from the engine:
in Chapter Four.
1 . Remove the
rollers, spring caps and
springs from the clutch (Figure 41).
2. Remove the 3 Allen screws that mount the
clutch body to the secondary driven gear.
When assembling the clutch. use a locking
agent such as Loctite Lock N' Seal on the 3
starter clutch Allen bolts.
Before testing the starter solenoid, make sure
the battery is fully charged, with adequate
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