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    first happened a couple days ago,started spin then I would stop the start button. Then it would slow crank to a start.
    Today after a ride the 2003 road star starter will just spin and no crank. Attached battery charger spun faster but no crank.
    Think starter gear not being "thrown" to crank fly wheel. Thoughts?

  • #2
    You need the link to the R* starter spin cure article for 99 to 03 models, maybe someone can help you find it in the archives that are not all posted yet.

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    • #3
      Yes, I remember reading something about it being the result of a back fire (the spinning) but not the case here. could be just age and miles 170,000.

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      • #4
        Try this

        https://web.archive.org/web/20180223.../view/187/103/

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        • starship
          starship commented
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          that's the link I remember. Thanks

      • #5
        Is it cranking, but not firing, or is the starter spinning, and the motor not even turning over?

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        • #6
          Starter just spinning. And only 70,000 miles not 170,000.

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          • #7
            They didn’t start keying the shaft till ‘04 to stop that so I’m betting the shaft is slipping.

            Follow the directions in the link.

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            • #8
              The starter gear is in constant contact and don't throw out the way you are thinking it does.The first thing I would do is to pull the starter and inspect it to see if something is broken on the drive gear or the gear it drives on the motor side. If all is well read the article and follow it to see if that is the repair you need to do.

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              • #9
                Hey NCB,
                I am back on the road. After following the Link you sent me and waiting for the gasket the directions were very helpful. No more starter spin.
                If these links can be placed in the current roadstar Techarticles section that would be very helpful.
                Thanks again,
                starship

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by starship View Post
                  Hey NCB,
                  I am back on the road. After following the Link you sent me and waiting for the gasket the directions were very helpful. No more starter spin.
                  If these links can be placed in the current roadstar Techarticles section that would be very helpful.
                  Thanks again,
                  starship
                  I think they are working on getting all of the tech stuff from the old site. These guys have worked really hard taking care of this web site. It sure it was time for a well deserved break!!

                  Glad to hear your back on the Road!!

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