Hey guys, I picked up a T starter at a garage sale. It works and I can see that a new bushing had been installed where the shaft comes out. I noticed it has a little "play" when I grab the shaft and move it in/out. Is this normal or is there suppose to be no movement at all? I checked one of my "reserve" not rebuilt starters and it has some "play" in it also. IF they do have some end play, how much is allotted? Any advice/knowledge would be appreciated. Thank you.
Keith: In this Mike Bender U-tube vid an endplay value of 0.005" is suggested.
That comes right after the 31 minute mark. Others may chime in with their recommendations, I have no affiliation with the folks making the video here, but I do appreciate their efforts to show how they do this work. jb
Thank you James. I checked the end play and it is at .013. Has anyone ever shimmed the bushing for tolerance. And what I mean by shim is removing the bushing from the nose housing, and putting a shim/washer BETWEEN the housing and a new bushing?
You could put a shim between the bushing and armature. The starter only turns when the button is pressed. It is not uncommon to find (even the hard fiber type) a shim in starters. You could do as you suggested, but once you install a new busing you would have to ream it to size and keep it and the front bearing in alignment. My OP, I would not worry about .013 play.
Thank you, Mark
You could use it as is and it would be fine.
Curious to know if there were other T parts at the garage sale. Not always but sometimes!!!
I picked up a T generator also.....$50 for both starter and generator. Don't know if the generator works or not. Being in the Metro Detroit area, I always find T parts and when I do I always pass the info on to members of this forum. I just keep the bare necessity backup items. Thank all of you once again.