housing (6, figure 13-9) and stator housing (21)
for cracks or other damage.
(2) Check all threaded parts for crossed, deformed,
or stripped threads.
(3) Drive housing bushing (28), lever housing
bushing (35), and sleeve bearing (53). are
clearance of -0.0005 to -0.0020 inch (-0.013 to
-0.051 mm). Check that they are tight fit and
cannot be rotated in bores.
(4) Check drive housing bushing (28), lever housing
bushing (35), and sleeve bearing (53) for
scoring and proper fit on armature (36).
Clearance shall not exceed 0.006 inch (0.15
(5) Visually inspect armature (36) for the following
(a) Scored or grooved bushing surfaces.
(b) Damaged laminations due to rubbing on
pole rotor shoes (67).
(c) Burned or scored commutator bars.
(d) High insulation between commutator bars.
(e) Loose commutator bars.
(g) Damaged or loose windings due to thrown
Check armature per paragraph 13-5g.
Field Coil Test.
Check field coil per paragraph 13-5h.
(1) Replace starter housing (6, figure 13-9), stator
housing (21), and lever housing (3) if cracks or
other damage have been found.
Drive housing bushing (28), lever housing
bushing (35), and sleeve bearing (53) must be
lubricated and installed properly to achieve long
(2) Replace worn bushings (28 and 35) and bearing
(53) as follows:
(a) Remove bushings using bushing driver.
(b) Remove sleeve bearing (53) using a blind
hole bushing puller or a bushing cutter. Do
not cut into starter housing (6).
(c) With clean hands, place a new bushing on
the palm of the hand and fill it with SAE 20
lubricating oil. Place thumb of free hand
over open end of bushing and push hard to
pressurize oil in bushing. Bushing is
properly lubricated when oil seeps through
entire outside diameter of bushing.
(d) Check that bore into which bushing is to be
inserted is clean and grit free.
Do not drill, ream, or machine bronze
bushings. Machining will seal or plug
bushing pores and prevent proper
If new lubricated bushing is not going
to be installed immediately, store in a
clean plastic bag.
(e) Using correct size bushing driver, install
new lubricated drive housing and lever