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The gear on the end of my starter drive was badley worn. The flywheel looks to be ok, thang goodness. I replaced the starter gear assembly with one I ordered from Steiner. It was part number abc458. It seems to be the correct assembly, but I has to tap the back end back into the starter housing. The gear on the starter drive that connects to the fly wheel does not spring back back. Which position is it suppose to be in upon installation into the tractor? Towards the flywheel, or should it be back towards the statrter housing? I'm not sure exactly how the gear assembly works with connection to the flywheel. I would assume it does not stay engaged, so does the flywheel force the gear back? Pics are comming when it is put back together.
 

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The starter drive starts with the gear in the back position(towards the big part of the starter, looks like a cylinder). When you crank the starter, the gear shoots forward and engages the ring gear to turn the flywheel. When the flywheel is spinning faster then the starter the starter gear gets shot back into the back position and no longer makes contact with the flywheel. I hope this makes sense.

-Leon
 

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Thank you. That's kind of what I thought. I don't suppose your familliar with the 12v conversion are you. I have the positive from the battry to the big terminal on the solenoid with the wire from the ammeter. One wire from coil to one top post on solenoid, and one from the alternator to the other top post on solenoid. Is this correct? I have it negative grounded.
 

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Sounds correct except for the coil/solenoid part. Wiring should be from distributor to negative on coil, positive on coil to the "on" position of your key. Also, does your tractor have an "on/off" key with a push button or a key switch with a spring loaded "start position"?

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OK then, 1 wire alternator conversions are easy.

Battery: negative to ground, positive to big solenoid(in), big solenoid(out) to starter

Key Switch: power from big solenoid(in) to "power" terminal(usually center screw), "on" terminal to positive side of coil(assuming you don't have a resistor in line) and "start" terminal to whichever small terminal on the solenoid makes it activate.

Alternator: Alternator to negative side of ammeter, positive side of ammeter to either 1) the "power" terminal on key switch or 2)back to the big solenoid(in). If the ammeter shows a discharge instead of a charge just reverse the 2 wires going to the ammeter, I can never remember which side goes where. Note: any wire in the charging circuit should be 10 gauge.

Coil: key switch "on" terminal to positive coil, negative coil to distributor.

Crank engine, vrrroommm and watch the ammeter peg!

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Thanks alot! My new starter should be here today from caseih. Then I just have to install and she should be running like new. The people on this forum are great!
 
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