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rozero1234

any guides to checking/repairing starter motor

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my 03' WR is finally running strong, and i switched the starter clutch. the starter button never really worked, and after some pretty gnarly uphill rides, i really wish i had a magic button.

i'm gonna check all connections tomorrow, but i was wondering if there were any guides out there on how to repair a startor motor, preferably with pictures.

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To service an electric motor, common jobs are:

Clean internals

Replace brushes

Cut commutor

Test on a Growler

The last two have to be done at an eletric motor shop (unless you have a metal lathe, then you can cut the commutor)

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sounds pretty straight forward. how do i know when to replace brushes? i've never seen the inside of a starter before.

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One more tip. Mark the orientation of the housing pieces before you take the motor apart. The position of the magnets is important when you reassemble it.

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