Starter or Jackshaft?

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by gasteward, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. gasteward

    gasteward Member

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    My 2003 FXD recently began failing to stay connected when starting. When the starter button was pushed, the starter assy would engage for a short time - then quit, with a loud 'crannkk' noise. I thought it might be the solenoid clutch, for the normal failure mode of the jackshaft is a total disconnect. I replaced the clutch with a Harley kit and cleaned the solenoid surfaces, the starter motor was healthy and turning. It continues to do the same thing.

    Could it be the jackshaft - grabbing, but only partially? Has anyone dealt with this before?

    Thanks in advance for any input you may have.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  3. gasteward

    gasteward Member

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    Glider, thanks for the input. I have ordered a new starter, should be here by Wednesday. I will let you know what happens.

    Tony