Remove anchor bolt and anchor. Fig. 28. Inspect starter
spring for kinks or damaged ends. If the starter spring is
to be replaced, carefully remove it from the housing at
Fig. 28 - Removing Spring Anchor
Remove the rope guide and note the position of the link
before removing the assembly from its housing. Fig. 29.
Fig. 29 - Removing Rope Guide
Rope pulley and pin may be replaced if worn or
Make a rope inserter tool, as shown in Fig. 30. Use the
rope inserter tool and/or pliers to remove rope from
pulley. Fig. 31 and 32.
Fig. 30 - Rope Inserting Tool
Fig. 31 - Removing Rope from Pulley
Fig. 32 - (Alternate Style)
Removing Rope from Pulley
Remove rope from grip, as shown in Fig. 33.
Fig. 33 - Removing Rope from Grip
If pulley or gear is damaged, replace with new assembly.
Clean all dirty or oily parts and check the link for proper
friction. The link should move the gear to both extremes
of its travel; if not, replace the link assembly. Fig. 34.
Fig. 34 - Checking Friction Link
NOTE: To repair vertical pull starters with INTERLOCK
SYSTEM, follow equipment manufacturers interlock
Install a new spring by hooking end in pulley retainer slot
and winding until spring is coiled in the housing. Fig. 35.
NOTE: When installing a new rope, check parts list to be
sure correct diameter and length rope is used.