(A) ENERGIZING SOLENOID WINDINGS
(B) MEASURING PINION CLEARANCE
Figure 13-11. Adjusting Starter Pinion Clearance
(1) Clean all parts except armature (36, figure 13-9),
field coils (64), electric al solenoid (5), and drive
assembly (29) in cleaning solvent P-D-680, Type II
and blow dry with compressed air.
Do not immerse the drive assembly (29) in solvent.
This would wash the lubricant from the overrunning
clutch, and result in premature wear and failure of
the drive assembly.
(3) Clean windings and insulated parts with a dry
brush and dry compressed air to remove loose
dust and dirt.
(4) Remove oily caked deposits from windings and
insulated parts with a brush and solvent and
blow dry. Do not immerse or soak insulation.
(5) Dry armature (36) or field coils (64) in an oven
at 175° to 200°F (29° to 93°C) for 2 hours.
(6) Wipe brushes (57) with clean dry cloth to
remove dirt or oil. Do not use solvent. Replace
any oilsoaked brushes.
Do not use emery cloth or paper for the following
operation. Emery dust could cause electrical shorts
in the starter motor.
(7) If commutator is in good condition, polish it with
00 grade sandpaper P-P-105 to obtain a bright
surface .Blow off with compressed air after
sanding. Do not use emery cloth or paper. If
commutator slots are filled with dirt, clean with
toothpick or narrow piece of wood soaked in
solvent and blow dry.
Inspection and Checks
(1) Visually inspect starter