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Old 11-28-2012, 09:20 AM
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Hi guys, I need to tap into your collective knowledge.
I had to rebuild my engine recently after the sump plug fell out. Don't even ask how that happened. Anyway, question is when turning the engine by hand using the generator bolt, should the starter turn also? Cos mine does now and I dont remember if it did before. It greatly adds to the resistance when turning. When I was putting the main starter gear with sprag bearings etc back on the generator I noticed it locked up one way and turned the other but not freely as I thought it should. I haven't fired the engine up yet, and don't want to incase the engine really is locked to the starter gears and it burns the starter up.

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Old 11-28-2012, 09:33 AM
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AFAIK, engagement should only occur in one direction, and it isn't that one.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:04 AM
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I don't have one in front of me to look at, but I am thinking that if you turn the generator bolt clockwise ( like when tightening ) that is opposite of how it turns when the engine is running. That would engage the one-way clutch and cause the starter to turn...I think. Been a while since I have been in there.

Does the starter turn if you turn the generator ( rotor ) in the opposite direction? If not, you may be ok. I don't remember if the starter gear/one way clutch can be installed backwards or not.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:23 AM
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I don't have one in front of me to look at, but I am thinking that if you turn the generator bolt clockwise ( like when tightening ) that is opposite of how it turns when the engine is running. That would engage the one-way clutch and cause the starter to turn...I think. Been a while since I have been in there.

Does the starter turn if you turn the generator ( rotor ) in the opposite direction? If not, you may be ok. I don't remember if the starter gear/one way clutch can be installed backwards or not.
Starter rotates whether I turn engine CW or CCW by hand
At this point I guess it makes most sense to remove rotor again and check everything. Starter turns engine as it should (turned engine over w/o plugs to check oil pressure) but it seems to be engaged all the time. I'm thinking I re-assembled the sprag clutch wrong somehow. Or maybe its damaged?
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:27 AM
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Don't turn the engine clockwise, CC only.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:12 AM
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Sounds like you better take the rotor off and look at the starter clutch/gear carefully. Possibly just not seated right on the back of the rotor which could bind it enough so the clutch won't release.
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