Operation

When the starter switch is pushed, the starter relay is activated which activates the starter solenoid allowing current to flow to the starter motor.

The starter drive gear transfers rotation to the limiter assembly and the limiter assembly gear transfers rotation to the starter ring gear. The starter ring gear drives the alternator rotor on the end of the crankshaft.

When the engine starts, a ball clutch on the back side of the rotor disengages allowing the starter ring gear and the rotor to rotate independently of each other.

NOTE

For troubleshooting and diagnostic information see VRSCA Electrical Diagnostic Manual.

1. Starter drive gear

2. Limiter assembly

3. Starter ring gear

4. Rotor

1. Starter drive gear

2. Limiter assembly

3. Starter ring gear

4. Rotor

Figure 5-1. Starter Drive (Left side engine cover/stator removed)

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