Section IV. STARTING MOTOR
8-24. CLEANING .
The starting motor is mounted to the
flywheel housing. It consists of a frame
To prevent damage to brushes, do
and field assembly, armature head assem-
not allow dry cleaning solvent to come
bly, intermediate housing assembly, brush
in contact with brushes.
assembly starter drive, pinion housing
a. Clean brushes with a clean, dry
starting motor is a heavy-duty type that is
b. Clean electrical components with a
completely sealed with gaskets, preformed
clean lint free cloth moistened with an
packings and an oil seal. The solenoid is
approved cleaning solvent and dry thoroughly.
mounted on the outside of the frame with the
c. Clean metal parts with a clean cloth
moistened with an approved cleaning solvent
mechanism totally enclosed. The starting
and dry thoroughly.
motor converts electric al energy from the
batteries into mechanical energy to turn the
engine over for starting.
Compressed air used for cleaning and
drying purposes can create airborne
8 - 2 2 . REMOVAL.
particles that may enter the eyes.
Pressure shall not exceed 30 psig.
Refer to Operator and Organizational
Eye protection is required.
Maintenance Manual, and remove the start-
Do not use emery cloth to clean
d. Remove loose particles from arma-
ture with compressed air and wipe with a
starting motor in the order of index numbers
clean lint free cloth moistened with dry
assigned. Pay particular attention to the
cleaning solvent. Clean commutator lightly
with No. 00 sandpaper and remove all traces
of dust using low-pressure compressed air.
a. B efore separating the intermediate
housing (34) and pinion housing (2), scribe
or center punch locating marks to insure
p r o p e r reassembly.
for dimensional tolerances.
b. Inspect housings and commutator end
head, pinion teeth and splines for scratches,
burrs, nicks and cracks.
c. Scribe or center punch locating mark
rough spots, score marks, scratches and
before separating head assembly (48) and
frame on field assembly (53).
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