Posted April 12, 2012 - 12:45 PM
In comparing the starters the two newer ones are slightly different in diameter and sport 11 gear teeth while the original has 10. What I think is happening is that the differnce in size is causing the gear to wedge into the spirals that twist it into place on the screw shaft. Once that happens it remains jammed in the ring gear. I'm certain it's not the ring gear binding as when I remove the starter the gear remains extended until I tap it back with a hammer...it takes a bit of force to do this I might add.
Is there a proper starter currently being made. Better yet is there a rebuild kit for the original. Other options?
Posted April 12, 2012 - 08:17 PM
Posted April 13, 2012 - 12:51 AM
A good shop should be able to tell you what the correct unit is. If the drive is sticking out after you shut it off then you have trouble. Now...some of the Briggs model that dont use a flywheel generator use the starter as a generator, after its done starting. It works on the system of what was driving, is now being driven and now makes current instead of useing it for powering. Once again a shop would be able to tell you what you have based on the engine info you provide them.