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#1 dodge trucker ONLINE  

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Posted November 23, 2017 - 11:39 PM

3rd time pulling this engine for starter issues, I set it aside after the 2nd time because of aggravation, forgot about it longer than I thought I would....  tried cleaning Bendix on original starter, didn't last long. then I mounted a new starter I had here onto it, after taking it apart to check it out because it had been sitting around for somebody else and I bought in a pile of left over parts from a golf course,  found a cracked corner off of one of the magnets, pulled out the leftover corner and figured that it would not be enough to hurt anything,,,, it was. 
It must have been dropped while in storage or shipping before it got to me.
 
so now "too long" after that I just pulled the engine for the 3rd time to deal with this starter hopefully once and for all... I combined the end caps and Bendix from the one with the cracked magnet with the housing and armature from the original, it spins up nice while in my hand, hopefully it does so buried under all that tin now that it is back on the engine.... don't really want to buy a new one because this is a high hour machine so IDK that the engine has enough life left to justify a new starter,  and KT19s aren't exactly the easiest to come up with rebuild parts for, so I cant say at this point how long this engine will be around. 
sorry for the different looking post to others that had already seen it and responded, I went to edit my most recent one and hit "Edit" on the wrong box....

Edited by dodge trucker, November 24, 2017 - 09:38 AM.

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Posted November 24, 2017 - 04:59 AM

Wow!!!

Does that engine have a compression release? 

Is it working?


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Posted November 24, 2017 - 05:31 AM

Third time is a charm they say. Hopefully you get it figured out.
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Posted November 24, 2017 - 07:35 AM

If it spins fine out of the engine, but not installed . . .    How about the bendix gear to flywheel clearance?


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Posted November 24, 2017 - 08:50 AM

If it spins fine out of the engine, but not installed . . .    How about the bendix gear to flywheel clearance?


I haven't found any info online about shimming a starter on the KT19.
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Posted November 24, 2017 - 09:15 AM

oops I edited the wrong post, put what I wanted to say in the one above instead of here....  time to get outta here and go out and finish the leaf harvest.


Edited by dodge trucker, November 24, 2017 - 09:28 AM.


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Posted November 24, 2017 - 10:39 AM

I haven't found any info online about shimming a starter on the KT19.

I don't think there is any, but it could be a defect in machining. If the starter works okay in another engine . . .


Edited by LilysDad, November 24, 2017 - 10:40 AM.





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