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Aussie Odd

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fl350 no start with starter motor
« on: July 08, 2024, 08:00:36 PM »
Hi All,
I have a problem with my FL350 hard to start when using the starter motor but winds over quick but takes forever.
If you use the pull starter it starts second pull no problem.
Any new updates on this issue?


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Re: fl350 no start with starter motor
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2024, 10:05:34 PM »
The electric starter motor is going bad. It spins fast, but is pulling too much power. That weakens the spark making it hard to start. It might just be full of oil. You could try taking it off to drain it. If oil comes out, you could try using electrical cleaner to flush out. A new set of brushes would be best though.

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Re: fl350 no start with starter motor
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2024, 11:46:04 PM »
thank you I will try that.how hard is it to remove?

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Re: fl350 no start with starter motor
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2024, 11:50:33 PM »
The service manual way is hard because things are rusted. It says to remove the driven clutch and the brake rotor. Even with the clutch and rotor off, you are working in a tight area.

I pull the engine. I feel the effort to pull the engine is similar up to when you remove the starter. Once pulled, the engine can be on the bench and the starter is easy to take off. It is more tedious than hard. Seat, air guides, wires and hoses...