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#1 sodisr OFFLINE  

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Posted December 22, 2013 - 09:57 AM

I need help !!!!!!!!



       Every time I try to start the 1556 the starter gear ,spring ,, retainer , and clip shoot right off the end of the starter shaft... I have made sure the clip is on there nice and tight and all seems normal..


   I even tried to bench test it a couple of times thinking that the ring gear on the motor had something to do with it..


          When bench testing,,,The parts catapalted across the garage..This appears to be a new looking starter .

            What would make the starter over extend off the shaft ???



  I took it to a service guy and he said all looks fine   including the clip.  It just travels out to far and blows everything out the end .. I think I'm about to order a new starter,,BUT hate to shell out for one cause it works fine except for the overtravel ..


 It seems there is some in and out play on the shaft it's self.. Could there be a clip or retainer on the inside of the motor it's self . ???  Ant help would be app.          sodi



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Posted December 22, 2013 - 10:48 AM

That clip or the grove it sets in must have an issue. If it were mine, I would replace the clip and look for any taper to the groove. Possibly a small washer just below the clip?
if none of that works, try drilling a small hole thru at the end, just past the clip and put a roll pin thru. You don't have much to lose if it doesn't work.
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Posted December 22, 2013 - 03:54 PM

Also, make sure the clip retainer is in good shape, especially the shoulder that goes over the clip.  If this part is damaged or warn, it could be forced past the clip, allowing all the parts you mention to fly off.

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Posted December 22, 2013 - 05:56 PM

I also think you should replace the clip.It might have more play than it should have.

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