Starting System

Starter Overhaul (cont'd)

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  1. Pry back each brush spring with a screwdriver, then position the brush about halfway out of its holder, and release the spring to hold it there.

  1. Install the armature in the housing and install the brush holder. Next, pry back each brush spring again and push the brush down until it seats against the commutator, then release the spring against the end of the brush.

NOTE: To seat new brushes, slip a strip of #500 or #600 sandpaper, with the grit side up, between the commutator and each brush and smoothly rotate the armature. The contact surface of the brushes will be sanded to the same contour as the commutator.

  1. Install the starter end cover (A) to retain the brush holder (B).