Starter problem

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Starter problem
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike dixon on Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:19 pm:

just got the speedster home, the starter now wont crank, just whrils, any ideas?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Zibell on Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:22 pm:

Bendix issue would be my guess, or teeth missing on the ring gear.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stephen D Heatherly on Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 11:10 am:

It could be that your ring gear is missing some teeth. Turn the engine over a little with the crank and see if the starter cranks now. Also, the bendix gear weight could have come off the gear, the key and drive bolt could have sheared off, or the spring broke.

Stephen


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 11:23 am:

I'd try the hand crank it to a new position thing first to eliminate the ring gear. (easiest to try). Obviously the bendix cover it next because some thing's gone bad there. If it's fallen apart make sure all the stuff is in the can/cover and hasn't gone south into the engine.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 12:27 pm:

Sounds like the bendix spring has broken or the bolt holding the spring has come out or broken.

Remove the bendix cover and inspect. Hopefully, any broken parts will be in the cover and not fallen into the crankcase. Be sure to find them all. If they fall down they could cause magneto or transmission problems.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Craig Anderson, central Wisconsin on Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 01:59 pm:

When you remove the bendix cover do yourself a HUGE favor and slot the upper inner hole and gasket.
Start that screw with the cover off so you can slip the cover under the screw head instead of swearing yourself to hell trying to start that screw with the cover ON.
That's a tip I got here at mtfca....... :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike dixon on Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 10:03 pm:

Hey guys, took the bendix cover off, woodriff key? wasnt in the assemble, just spinning on shaft, fixed now part was 30 cents thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Swanson on Monday, March 17, 2014 - 12:23 am:

better make sure its not in the bottom of the pan!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Todd on Monday, March 17, 2014 - 12:03 pm:

"took the bendix cover off, woodriff key? wasnt in the assemble"

Was everything else in place?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike dixon on Monday, March 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm:

everything was in place, found the old half shaped key also. that is one weird starter, lol, 2 bolts on the "spring", was loose also. still looking to aquire a speedstewr body, any ideas? thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Monday, March 17, 2014 - 12:35 pm:

Make sure the locking tab washers are in place. Best to use new ones as bending the old ones makes the bend weak and will allow the screws to back out when the tab breaks off in use.


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