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How To Remove An St140 Starter Motor?

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#1 ghce OFFLINE  

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 12:15 AM

Hi new to the forum, have had my ST140 for many years, great reliable machine however it's stripped the starter motor drive gear.
My trouble is I can only get access to one of the mounting bolts the other is covered partialy by a disc that is located on the drive gear throw in spindle, How do I get around this to remove the starter motor bolt??

The next problem after will be tring to locate a new drive gear, the one that is on it is fully stripped.

Help needed please.


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Posted October 21, 2012 - 05:11 AM

Graeme,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.
I am not familiar with that model of Bolens.What engine does it have ?

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 07:07 AM

to get the second bolt you need a 1/4 drive shallow socket the shallower the better some times i grind them down then you need to aline the flat part of the bend-ex to give you maximum room also you can go to any small engine shop and pick one up
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Posted October 21, 2012 - 11:11 AM

:welcome: to GTTalk....Hope you enjoy your time here, I sure have!

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 05:08 PM

Thanks for that, at least it's sounds straight forward, I was imagining motor cowl removal and a long unending nightmare of parts removal to get to one bolt.


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Posted October 22, 2012 - 01:55 PM

if its a briggs the cowl is faster to remove , it's only 4 bolts once you pop it off it's straight forward and most of the gears are the same for briggs and readlly available at any local lawnmower sales , just put my horizontal 14hp twin two back together and am on the way to reinstall it in the speedex . well luck to ya and welcome :thumbs: