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i have been having a problem with my quad not starting. when i push the electric start all i hear is like something spinning (starter?) but my engine doesnt turn over. once in like a blue moon it will start turning over then you will just hear spinning again. i replaced the starter in hopes it would work but it didnt. its still just spinning. any idea?
 

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teeth on the fly wheel. missing broken
 

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I would say the one-way bearing in the starter clutch is bad.
 

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Starter clutch , (one way bearing) has gone out about a $100 to fix if you do your own work.
 

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How can you tell if it's the teeth or the clutch for sure. I dint want to take it to the shop costs to much.
You'll have to tear it down and look, but I'm pretty sure it won't be the teeth. It will be the one-way starter clutch.
 

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im having the exact same issue. bought a new starter and nothing... i will tear down this weekend. just not sure which one is the one way bearing exactly.. can anyone be more specific? thanks
 

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im having the exact same issue. bought a new starter and nothing... i will tear down this weekend. just not sure which one is the one way bearing exactly.. can anyone be more specific? thanks
remove the flywheel..its one the backside of the flywheel. it's in between the big flywheel gear and flywheel..i don't know if you can just pull the big gear off ?..and just pull the one-way bearing out ?..or you may need to remove the torx bolts to get it out of the flywheel ?.
 

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im having the exact same issue. bought a new starter and nothing... i will tear down this weekend. just not sure which one is the one way bearing exactly.. can anyone be more specific? thanks
and your flywheel is on the left hand side behind the case cover..most of them are anyway.
 

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The electric start 450's are well known to have starter clutch issues. Honda was replacing them free of charge for a while. As somebody else said, it's about $100 or so for parts, and I strongly recommend replacing the whole assembly, not just the one way bearing.
 

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shadetree- thanks for the info! i def needed that.. will i be able to just tell that there is something wrong with that bearing? like missing/broken teeth etc?

dbell1- for some reason i cant see that picture.. anyway you can email me a link to it? [email protected]

thanks for the help guys!
 

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shadetree- thanks for the info! i def needed that.. will i be able to just tell that there is something wrong with that bearing? like missing/broken teeth etc?

dbell1- for some reason i cant see that picture.. anyway you can email me a link to it? [email protected]

thanks for the help guys!
the one-way bearing does not have teeth..it has lobes..they are ablong..no teeth..they free ride around the big starter gear and flywheel..most times..when they go bad...or cause problems..they make what i call chatter marks on the big starter gear..when this happends..you have to replace the starter gear also.
 

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The one-way starter clutch isn't bolted to the back of the flywheel on the 450ER, it's located on the right side of the engine, behind the primary drive gear. It's a completely different setup than most ATVs have.
 

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Here's what the starter clutch assembly looks like.



And here is what it looks like disassembled.

 
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