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'86 Four Trax starter removal

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New to the forum. Recently read how to remove the starter on my 86 Four Trax, which I did. I removed the cover and gear next to the starter gear to allow for room to wiggle starter out. However, in the process, I removed the gear to the left with a shaft about 4 in long and 7/16 diam...which I should not have.

Now I am trying to put it back in place, but I have a washer about 1 in outer diameter that slipped out from shaft and I can"t figure where it fits! HELP!
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washer: Remove starter

Thanks! Now let's hope I don't drop anything inside the engine on the way home...
'86 FourTrax starter issue

Ok, all you nice boys and girls. With your help, I was able to remove and re-install my starter, after cleaning it and replacing the brushes. It works, but if the monster doesn't start on the first crank, then the starter seems to disengage, turn freely, while I hear this gawd awful noise from the engine like all the gears are coming apart! Real scary.

What do I do, other than take it into my friendly, expensive Honda repair shop?::frown:
Four Trak starter issue

Thanks to all for your input.

I think I will take it to the shop. I am usually pretty good at taking things apart. Problem is putting them back together..
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