KEK

1925 Starter spins but won’t turn engine

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Yes I typed zerk but that darn spell check changed it. Same with ‘tease” above when I asked if I should grease my starting gears. LOL. 

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Hugh - 

 

Yes the shaft has the hole and I can grease the zerk and add oil to the cup to lubricate the shaft but should I also apply grease directly on the teeth on the two starter gears? 

 

I never received your PM but have a lead on the part. Not sure yet.

 

Ken 

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Ken, 

     The flywheel ring gear is not typically greased, nor is the starter gear.  That being said, it would not hurt in my opinion.  I did put some grease on mine and I used an old toothbrush so that it was just a very light film.     Hugh

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I generally don't grease or oil anything that's not listed in the book, as I don't know where it might end up :o

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That was my concern as well so I thought I would ask the question. The clutch plates are nearby and it would not be good to sling grease all over the place. But it probably wouldn’t hurt to add a little as Hugh suggests with a toothbrush. I don’t know why my starter assembly gear failed so adding a ‘very little’ amount of grease wouldn’t hurt once I find a replacement.  My other thought is perhaps the assembly wasn’t adjusted properly. Does anyone know if these sliding gear assemblies need to be adjusted and if so how do you adjust it.

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