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Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 8:32 PM
Subject: [tcb] starter bushing install
Sharon: Note and give this to Steve (but it is also for any other TCBr that want the info)
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PULL THE ENGINE TO INSTALL A NEW STARTER BUSHING & A NEW STARTER BUSHING SHOULD BE INSTALLED EVERY TIME YOU INSTALL A NEW STARTER.
Here's how you do it. You take a tap just larger than the ID of the bushing and you screw it into the bushing. Keep screwing and it will thread through the bushing and hit the engine case. The tap will go no further and as you keep screwing it gradually forces the old bushing out. You can then replace with a new bushing.
Here is what I use: I use a 14mm X 2.0 tap for a 12V bushing and a 12mm X 1.75 tap for a 6V bushing. After removing the old you need to install the new. I took a 1" hardwood dowel rod 7.5" long and ground down a centered shaft on the end 650/1000 long by 450/1000 in diameter for a 12 V bushing and did the same on another dowel except 425/1000 in diameter. The bushing fits just over the smaller diameter of the cut down end and the shoulder of the dowel keeps you from driving the bushing it too far. Place the bushing on the cut down portion, position the dowel rod in place and tap with a hammer until it stops. New bushing installed.
With the starter out and tools in place this is a 15 minute job.
This procedure may be covered somewhere else like in the "Idiots" manual, but I will give credit where credit is due: Daniel Watts at Oakhill Auto taught me this trick and I came home, made the dowel rod tools and dug out the taps. Now I'm ready and have done a few.
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