Question about 1985 Honda Civic
The starter is located on the firewall side of the engine block,
adjacent to the flywheel or torque converter housing. Early models, use a
direct drive type starter, while the later models use a gear reduction
starter. Otherwise, the two units are similar in operation and service.
Both starters are 4-pole, series wound, DC units to which an outboard
solenoid is mounted. When the ignition switch is turned to the start
position, the solenoid armature is drawn in, engaging the starter pinion
with the flywheel. When the starter pinion and flywheel are fully
engaged, the solenoid armature closes the main contacts for the starter,
causing the starter to crank the engine. When the engine starts, the
increased speed of the flywheel causes the gear to overrun the starter
clutch and rotor. The gear continues in full mesh until the ignition is
switched from the start to the on position, interrupting the starter
current. The shift lever spring then returns the gear to its neutral
Begin the starter removal by first disconnecting the wires leading to it
Hope helps (remember rated this).
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