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5Hp Ariens Starter issue

So I took off a starter that was not engaging with the flywheel. This is a 5 hp starter that has the housing around three sides of the starter gear. The gear refuses to move to the engage position. The gear is frozen on the shaft near the top not moving. PB blaster has not freed it up. Is there a trick to get it moving?

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Remove the starter and work with it out of the machine. It's stuck.

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Remove the starter and work with it out of the machine. It's stuck.
It is out and in the shop with a bit of rust on the shaft.

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The starter gear is removable, it has a clip then bang it off, sand the shaft

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Noma 9hp, 27" w. 12" impeller
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Gravely Convertible, 12hp Kohler cast iron, 26" width, 600 lbs of cast iron & steel, 2 speed impeller, 4 ground speeds
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The starter gear is removable, it has a clip then bang it off, sand the shaft
just so i am clear. I need to pull the C clip remove the three bolts on the other end of the starter and slide the shaft out?

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Just clean the shaft, don't take it apart. I usually spray the shaft with WD40 first, then work the gear up/down the shaft, then plug in and operate it a few times. I put a little Slyd Glyd on the shaft for lubrication. Just a 20 min job and bolt back on.




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Just clean the shaft, don't take it apart. I usually spray the shaft with WD40 first, then work the gear up/down the shaft, then plug in and operate it a few times. I put a little Slyd Glyd on the shaft for lubrication. Just a 20 min job and bolt back on.
Got it going after a bit. Seems to be working fine now. Engine was given to me when a friend destroyed a gear box on his blower. It is a dual output matching my 932020. Just wanted to get it up to speed. By the way what is Slyd Glyd? Thanks for the help.

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Glad you got it working. Motor City gave you good advice, you want to work it rather than taking it apart. The C clip is only if you need to remove the starter gear.

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Noma 5hp, 24" w. 12" impeller, 20" high front
Gravely Convertible, 12hp Kohler cast iron, 26" width, 600 lbs of cast iron & steel, 2 speed impeller, 4 ground speeds
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Glad you got it working. Motor City gave you good advice, you want to work it rather than taking it apart. The C clip is only if you need to remove the starter gear.
Thanks for the help. I believe we are talking about 2 different starters. This is the one with the housing around the gear not the one with the plastic cover on the end. Anyway it is ready to reinstall.

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So I took off a starter that was not engaging with the flywheel. This is a 5 hp starter that has the housing around three sides of the starter gear. The gear refuses to move to the engage position. The gear is frozen on the shaft near the top not moving. PB blaster has not freed it up. Is there a trick to get it moving?

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I would now give the shaft a coating of white lithium grease. It won’t get stuff when cold and protect from further problems.
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