B&S 18.5 Intek starter gear

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Old 09-23-03, 12:13 PM
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B&S 18.5 Intek starter gear

Craftsman lawn tractor: Briggs 18.5 Intek V-Twin

Okay, I've got the new lousy $4.44 plastic?(composite) starter pinion gear.

I first thought I'd have to remove the flywheel - not real easy.
But it looks much simpler to just remove the small starter with the two alan head bolts. Put the new gear on and replace starter.
Am I on the right page??

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Old 09-23-03, 06:02 PM
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Yes removing the starter is WAY easier than having to remove the flywheel. Sometimes getting to the small bolts holding the starter on can be a little of a pain. The hardest part will be changing the gear on the starter. Particularly putting that cmall clip back on.
 
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Old 09-24-03, 12:38 AM
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Hello fewalt!

I agree...you are definitely on the right track. Remove the starter to replace the gear. Be careful when removing the nut on the starter wire. Don't let the whole stud turn if it tries to or it will break the brush holder. I don't know if you have the style with the clip on the end of the shaft or the roll pin. The roll pin ones are easier to change, but neither is very hard to do. Make sure you get the gear installed right-side-up. The side with the bevels on the teeth goes up.
 
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Old 09-24-03, 04:41 AM
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Thanks mower17 and cheese,

Yep, I've got the pinion gear figured okay. But I know that C clip is going to be a pain in the butt.

Will tackle it AFTER my 18 holes of Golf this morning.

thx,
fred
 
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Old 09-25-03, 05:13 AM
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Update:

Lawn tractor is up and running:
No problem removeing starter, but the C-clip was almost lost. First attempt and it went flying across garage, hit wall and ended up somewhere behind me. Found it in only two minutes. Second attempt at pin was a success.

btw - had a 35-41 for a 76 in the a.m. (darn double bogey on par 5 10th hole).........

thx again,
fred
 
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Old 09-25-03, 09:46 PM
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Glad you got it fixed! It's amazing you found the clip!

Take care!
 
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