JD 318 P218 Motor - Starter Motor/Ring Gear
Posted November 03, 2011 - 05:32 PM
Then last year it would not turn the engine over at all. So I pulled the engine and starter and found that the shaft of the starter had actually broken in two just beyond the gear. So even though the starter would still turn, it could not adequately engage the ring gear.
The ring gear had a number of teeth that were some what mushed up but it was snowing and I needed it running. So I reassembled. With the new starter it made just as much groaning noise as the other one. It got me into the summer and took more and more tries to get an engagement.
So now I have pulled the engine again and boy the ring gear is not a pretty sight. However the drive gear on the starter looks fine. I have ordered a new ring gear.
So the question is what to look for with the reinstallation. On the B43 engine they talk in the manual about setting the gear lash, but for the P218 it says there is no lash setting.
Any clues would be appreciated.
Posted November 04, 2011 - 08:58 AM
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 07:19 PM
i thinking i should get a look at that ring gear, any thoughts?