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166 MAINTENANCE-ELECTRICAL
•Using
the highest ohmmeter range,
measure
the re-
sistance
between
the
commu
tator
and
the
shaft
. If
there
is
any
reading
at
all,
the
armature
has
a
short
and must be
replaced
.
NOTE:
Even
if
the foregoing checks show the armature
to be good, it
may
be
defective
in
some
manner
not
readil
y detectable
with an ohmmeter.
lf
all other starter
motor and
starter
motor
circuit
components check
good,
but
the
starter motor still does not turn over
or
only
turns
over
weakly,
replace
the
starter motor with
a new
one.
Starter Motor Clutch
Clutch inspection
Remove the left engine cover and starter idler
gear,
and turn the starter drive gear
by
hand.
The
starter drive
gear should
turn
clockwise freely,
bu
t
should
not
tu
rn
counterclockwise.
If
the clutch
does
not
operate
as
it should
or
if
it makes noise,
disassemble
the starter
clutch (Pg.
56),
examine each
part
visuall
y,
and
repl
ace
any worn or damaged
parts.
A. Starter
Drive
Gear
IGNITION SWITCH
Testing the switch
Table
K9 shows
the in
ternal
connect
ions
of
the
ign ition
switch
for
each switch position. To check
the
switch,
remove
the
headlight
unit,
and
disco
nnect
the
plug
(4-pin)
from
the ignition
switch in
the headligh
t
housing. Use an ohmmeter
to verify
that all
t
he
con·
nections listed
in
the
table
<1re
making contact
(zero
ohms between
those
wires); and that no other wires
are connected.
If
there.
are
any
opens
or shorts
in
t
he
switch,
replace
it
with
a new
one.
A. Ignition Switch 4-pin Plug
Table K10
Ignition Switch Connection~
Color
White
Brown
Red/Blue
Red
ON
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
OFF
LOCK
PARK
-
-
._
._
Lead
BAT
IG
TL
1
TL2
NEUTRAL INDICATOR SWITCH
Switch inspection
•Turn on
the
ignition
switch. Watch
ing
the
indicator
light,
shift the transmission
into neu
tral
and then
shift
the
transmission
into
other positions.
If
the
neutral indicator light goes on
in
neutral position
and the ligh
t
does
not
go
on
in other
positions,
the
neutral indicator
switch
is
good.
•It the neutral
indicator
light does
not
go
on
in the
neu
tral
position
or
if
it does go on
in
other posi
lions,
remove
the
engine
sprocket
cover,
(Pg.
54),
and
dis-
connec
t
the
neutral indicator switch light green lead.
•To
check
for
the
voltage,
f
irst turn
the
meter
LO
20V
DC,
connec
t
the
+
meter
lead
to
the swilch
lead,
and
connect
the
-
meter
lead to chssis
ground.
•Turn the igni tion
switch on,
and
sec if
the meter
reads
battery voltage.
If
the
me
ter
does
not indicate
battery
voltage,
the
trou
ble is
either
defective
wiring
o
r
a
burned-out indicator bulb.
If
the
voltmeter
reads
battery
vol
t,tge, then
the neu
tral
indiec\tor
switch
may
be defec tive.

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