STARTER REPLACEMENT - CONTINUED
PINION CLEARANCE ADJUSTMENT
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When the solenoid is installed, make an adjustment of the pinion clearance. The adjustment should be
made with the starting motor removed.
Disconnect starting motor negative wire from "G"
ground terminal of solenoid.
Connect batteries directly to solenoid as shown below. Connect positive side of battery cable to "S" terminal of starting
motor solenoid. Connect negative side of battery to "G" terminal of starting motor.
Temporarily, touch a wire from "G" terminal to "Mtr" terminal. Pinion will shift to crank position and stay there until
battery is disconnected.
Remove plug from starter.
Push pinion toward commutator in order to remove
Measure clearance (X) from pinion to pinion drive
housing. Pinion clearance (X) must be 0.36 ± 0.03 in.
(9.10 ± 0.8 mm).