6. OVERHAUL OF PRESTOLITE STARTER. Overhaul consists of disassembly, cleaning,
inspection, repair, reassembly, and testing. Before beginning disassembly
operations, the exterior of the starter should be thoroughly washed with
drycleaning solvent or mineral spirits paint thinner and then dried with compressed
air. During the disassembly all preformed packing, gaskets, and oil seals are
discarded. They are replaced with new parts during reassembly.
a. As in most operations, there is a sequence of disassembly to be
followed. With the Prestolite starter, the first item to be removed is the pinion
(1) The position of the pinion housing with respect to the intermediate
housing should be noted, so that they may be reassembled as they came apart.
Therefore, it is a normal procedure to scribe a mark on the pinion housing and the
intermediate housing to locate the relative position at assembly.
(2) Remove the six socket-head capscrews (B)(fig 9). This allows the
pinion housing to be removed from the intermediate housing with the attached
gaskets. The thrust washer (E) is loose so it should be removed from the armature
b. The drive assembly is now exposed. It would slide from the armature
shaft if it weren't for the shift lever yoke (P)(fig 8). The yoke lever must be
disconnected from the solenoid core. To do this, the inspection plug is removed to
expose the solenoid shaft (N) for removal of the solenoid assembly.
OS 010, 6-P11