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Grant - CO    Posted 02-04-2019 at 19:27:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Good morning all my starter drive came from togetherness, Standard Mid-model 52 8N. Im looking for advice weather to replace the starter or have it rebuilt, I expect its the original starter and Im unsure when it was last serviced. I see both just8n and Carter have new starters. If rebuilding is the way to go does anyone have an Electrical shop to recommend. It would be nice if it was along the I25 corridor in Colorado Ft Collins to Walsenburg. To further complicate matters its sitting along the drive way with just enough room to pass. I killed the engine while scooping out the front gate and then the bendix came from togetherness when I tried to restart it. Well be ok as long as there is no significant snow; the county maintainer will plow me in. Any who, it is to be hoped I gave enough information to peak some interest and not so much to bore everyone to tears. tks grant

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-06-2019 at 07:21:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Grant-
    There are a few self-help articles in our HOW-TO's forum/ELECTRICAL. Here's one...


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Grant - CO    Posted 02-06-2019 at 14:15:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Tim -This is helpful; starter spring ancor plates, 1 cracked and 1 bent.

    Grant - Co    Posted 02-05-2019 at 17:34:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks everyone for your help.

    I ordered a bendix. I was lucky and all the parts remained on the shaft. The middle washer broke where the spring notch is machined and the outer washer was bent but remained on the shaft.

    Thanks again -grant

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 02-05-2019 at 11:06:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Every tractor I've split had a few small mystery parts at the bottom of the clutch area. I assume they fished the larger pieces out. When removing the starter the two long bolts that secure it to the engine actually hold the starter end plates and housing together. Try to find a couple nuts to twist on the long bolts as the starter comes off to hold everything together while working on the drive. I'm pretty sure the nuts you need will be 5/16-NC but my memory may be flawed. A big vise helps a lot to hold the starter while installing the pin that locks the drive in place. If no vise, maybe a couple big clamps can be used to hold the starter to something. No way would I buy a whole starter if all it needs is a new drive assembly.

    RockyMO    Posted 02-04-2019 at 22:03:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have in the past had success in finding all the parts with a magnet in the bell housing. If your that lucky, just put it back together. Other wise, if the starter itself is good, just install a new one. Be very careful of loose parts that could jam between the fly wheel and housing. Definitely some magnet fishing to do.

    Rocky in MO

    Rusty 2N    Posted 02-04-2019 at 20:51:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If all that needs to start the tractor is a bendix, pick one up at NAPA and put it on. Not a big job.

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