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Old 09-27-2002, 07:16 AM
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Help Please. Disassemble Kohler Starter Cleaning

I have had to clean the starters on my 20 hp Kohler's recently, but it takes me forever. Does any one have a suggestion for making it easier. I put a 7/16" wrench in a vise and then push the shaft of the starter into it to expose the little wire clip. I then use a very sharp pick to try to muscle the clip off. CAn take 5 min to 1 hr. After that it is relatively easy to disassemble. I also have lots of trouble getting the clip back on the shaft. Any suggestions?

After I get the clip back into its groove. I put the shaft into the 7/16" open end wrench in the vise and tap the end with a ball peen hammer to get the washer to cover the clip. Any suggestion for improving this operation are also appreciated.

I lost my clip on one of the starters (flew away while trying to reinstall). Where can I get another?
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Old 09-27-2002, 09:13 AM
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buy snap ring pliers at an auto parts store. there are lots of adapters with them.
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Old 09-27-2002, 09:17 AM
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The little clip ring has not holes with which to grab it. It looks just like a "c".
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Old 09-27-2002, 09:07 PM
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J-Thomas couldn't help with this?
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Old 09-27-2002, 11:21 PM
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the next time you take the clip off file a portion of the groove down so next time you can easily get a pick under the clip. Or place a magnet on or by the back of the clip. Then take needle nose pliers and place the points on each end of the ring and push it off. Just use regular pliers to squeeze it back on. Just a thought.
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