problems with 2003 wr after starter upgrade
Posted July 07, 2011 - 08:52 PM
I think it is the starter clutch and i have bought a new one and also the puller. can someone tell me the procedure for removing the flywheel ? My flywheel has been loctite on after the woodruff key sheared after just 2 days after buying it. What part do i heat the shaft or the flywheel? Will Map Gas work ? Does the flywheel need loctited back on? and the 6 screws in the starter clutch do they need loctite on them ? if so what kind of loctite Thanks
Posted July 08, 2011 - 02:35 PM
To remove the flywheel, gently heat the center of the flywheel hub. Try not to let direct flame sit anywhere for too long. Slowly tighten the puller, heat the hub and lightly tap the end of the puller, heat, tighten, tap, etc. Don't muscle it or you might destroy the end of the crank. No need to remove the bolts to the starter clutch.
IMO, the flywheel does not need to be loctited on. That was a bandaid fix for the poorly designed '03 parts. The '04 parts will prevent any further woodruff key breakage.
The starter clutch screws were loctited from the factory, so should probably be loctited again. I'd use red loctite, because you probably will never remove them again.
Posted July 08, 2011 - 09:53 PM
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