Starter motor

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Budmac, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. Budmac

    Budmac New Member

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    1988 FLHS starter motor makes a zinging sound like its spinning and not engaging starter gear. pulled starter out looks like brushes are new everything looks good. checked soleniod that works ok and starter gear in primary looks ok .....does anyone know if this could be the starter that seems to be where I hear the zing.....confused??????
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Sounds like you have a bad starter drive, the part inside the primary that bolts on to the starter shaft itself and engages with the ring gear on the clutch. If you have the starter out, you had to remove the drive to get it out, just put a new drive in there if and when you put it back together if it's not back together already.

    Take a look at this post.
    http://www.hdtalking.com/specific_harley_davidson_part/1465-starter_clutch.html
     
  3. Budmac

    Budmac New Member

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    OK thanks alot will try that Thanks much
     
  4. Fearless1

    Fearless1 Active Member

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    if starter checks out check the flywheel teeth for damage.