Re: [MV] starters goes whizz

Dan Schultz (
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 00:41:35 -0700

I had the exact same problem with my Jeep - it has the same
push-rod-through-the-floorboard type setup that the M43 has. I thought it
was either the starter drive gear or the ring gear on the flywheel but when
the bell housing was opened up all teeth were fine! Problem turned out to be
the starter drive itself! This is the part that is inside the starter
housing between the motor windings and the drive gear and that the yoke
slides back and forth. Take your starter to a shop that knows about this
type of starter (some don't!) and have them check it out. If that is your
problem the part isn't too expensive.

Dan Schultz

-----Original Message-----
From: Hayes-Holgate, Shaun <>
To: '' <>
Date: Thursday, December 11, 1997 6:13 PM
Subject: [MV] starters goes whizz

>whizz,whizz,whizz thats the sound the starter on my m-43 makes everytime
>try to start it up.eventually it might catch and turn the engine over
>but after 5 or 10
>minutes of trying i usually give up.i'm going to remove the flywheel
>cover and take
>a look at the gear engaging the flywheel to see whats up.if the starter
>gear teeth are
>worn i'll replace it.has anyone had this problem? if so can replacement
>parts be
>bought at your friendly neighbourhood napa parts dealer? did these
>trucks come with
>a handcrank?
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