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dusty492r10
05-31-2006, 11:31 PM
I need help to figor out why my 492r10 truck's starter will not ingage.Can anyong help me????

whacker
06-01-2006, 12:28 AM
What are the symptoms? Does the starter not spin at all, or does it spin and not engage the flywheel, or does it spin and engage the flywheel and then stop without turning it? Or does it spin and engage the flywheel and turn it, but not with enough speed to start the engine?

JDP
06-01-2006, 07:43 AM
It sounds like he needs a new starter drive (Bendix) It spins the starter gear into the the flywheel to start, then is spun back by engine rotation when it's runnning.

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dusty492r10
06-05-2006, 09:26 PM
it spins but won't engage. i've tried to reverse the polarity,i didn't know it only spun that one way.....anywho, thats whats up it spins but doesn't engage. thanks

chrysleritis
06-06-2006, 02:55 PM
New Bendix. That's the spring-loaded gear which engages the flywheel. The teeth wear out, the spring gets shot or busted, the cam gets worn down. Those are easy to get and install. Could just be totally crudded up and a cleaning will get it working.

Roscomacaw
06-06-2006, 03:40 PM
Your starter SHOULD have the bendix that's WAY out there on the end of the shaft. Is that right? It (the bendix) pulls IN towards the body of the starter to engage the ring gear. Try cleaning and lubricating the cam part of the bendix with some light oil. Work it back and forth by hand a bit then try it again in the truck.:D

It may well come down to you needing a new one if it's rusted, rotted or just worn out.[xx(] Part number 197313 ;)

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dusty492r10
06-06-2006, 03:57 PM
I have taken it out and lubed it,thier way a ton of juck in it. i got it to where it would spin like new, but i'm guessing i need to rebuild it. it has never been appart untill i toke it appart and cleaned it. Well i thank you guys for the infomation. oh one more thing, do yall know where i can buy new air filters?
thanks a lot guys, have a good one

Roscomacaw
06-06-2006, 07:14 PM
What sorta air filter are you looking for? Is your original missing or.....?

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rockne10
06-06-2006, 08:47 PM
You need filament or the whole housing?

dusty492r10
06-06-2006, 09:40 PM
the stock one is here but i need a new one.Aren't you suspost to chang it. it's the oilbath cleaner, or should i just go with an aftermarket air filter???????

whacker
06-06-2006, 09:49 PM
If you have the oil bath air filter, you are supposed to open it up and take the steel mesh out. Clean it with kerosene (I used diesel fuel - I'm chea AH more frugal). Put a half quart of 30 wt. oil in the bottom and reassemble.

rockne10
06-06-2006, 11:15 PM
In my 51 the mesh can't be removed from the upper half of the housing. If yours is the same, just soak the whole thing with parts cleaner or kerosene and reassemble with a new quart of oil in the bottom.

I'm also not familiar with the 3/4 ton wheel bolt pattern but if someone here is maybe they could recommend a replacement non-split rim.

Roscomacaw
06-07-2006, 12:02 AM
MAn - an oil bath air cleaner will outlast you! Just clean it and add fresh oil. A 3rd of a quart of oil is a heck of alot cheaper than an 8 or 10 dollar disposable element. [:0];)

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dusty492r10
06-07-2006, 12:05 AM
I haven't really looked at my filter setup, but i think i can remove the mesh....Thank again guy for the help, i'll do the filter cleaning in the morning.as for the 2piece wheels i figerd out how to brack them down, but now my tires i have wont fit, but thats an easey fix....Thanks guy