Re: Won’t crank
it's not the brushes.. it's the bushings on the end of the armature in the case..
Back in the day (when I got into this business, 40 years ago), we rebuilt our own starters as a normal course of business.
I used to be able to replace bushings, re-wind armatures and stator magnets, replace the brushes.. then the "discount auto parts places" came along.. you could buy the parts to rebuild your own unit for $19, you could buy a fully "rebuilt" starter for $24.. now these permanent magnet starters (smaller, lighter, higher torque) have taken over the market, are crimped together, and as such aren't really designed for "user serviceability."
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Last edited by JLDickmon; 05-09-2019 at 05:50 PM.