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2000 yamaha breeze 125 starter not engaging

When you remove the starter should the flywheel spin freely or have tension?

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The intermediate cog will spin freely one way but not the other, works on a principle similar to a centrafugal clutch.

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Having trouble with the starter on a Yamaha breeze 125 The starter just spins and won't engage.

remove the starter.. the problem should become obvious.. good luck..

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I have a 2001 yamaha v star 1100 classic and the starter isnt engaging with flywheel. I put new starter in but still just spinning, not engaging. what should I do next?

Hi, Timothy your starter motor is not/was not the problem that dubious title goes to the starter drive/Bendix/clutch which is a separate component that is activated by the starter motor it is a mechanical gear driven part that engages the clutch pack to turn over the engine. It has an internal mechanism that allows the gear to turn in one direction and once the engine starts allows the drive gear to free spin. If gear free spins in both directions then the drive gear has failed, it is not serviceable and needs to be replaced. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have nice a day.
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Starter will not engage

If you hear the starter motor spinning freely without any load, then the engagement fork (sometimes called the Bendix mechanism) is not functioning, or you have broken teeth on the flywheel right at the starter gear. The starter solenoid does two things: it closes the high-current contacts between the battery cable and the motor, and it pulls on the fork that pushes a small spring-loaded gear into line with the flywheel. To narrow down the problem, first verify that the starter is properly mounted (bolts are not loose, missing or broken). If this is not the issue, then disconnect the ground cable from the battery and remove the starter. Inspect the starter gear and flywheel. If there is no apparent problem, connect the starter wiring (prop up the starter if necessary to avoid strain on the wires, but make sure the prop is sturdy enough to hold against the motor startup torque), reconnect the battery and have someone turn the key to start for a couple of seconds while you watch the starter gear. If it does not slide back and spin, you've found your problem. (You can also take the starter motor to a car parts store and ask them to test tt - this is not as awkward as testing using the vehicle wiring.)

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When pushing the electric start button, the starter spins but does not engage to turn the motor

Starter motor spins, but does not engage
  1. Check the starter motor for a seized or binding pinion gear.
  2. Remove the flywheel inspection plate and check for a damaged ring gear.

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2000 chevy impala, starter spins but does not engage

if the starter spins but does not engage flywheel. then its the starter solinoid thats bad. its on top of starter, when key is turned to start, the solinoid is activated, and it pushes the gears out to make contact with flywheel to start vehicle. so the solinoid just spins with out kicking out to flywheel. change solinoid or get another starter. have a good day !

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Starter spins, but will not engage when machine is hot.

is the flywheel driven gear ok? if so the starter bendix is most likely defective

Aug 13, 2009 | 2000 Yamaha WR 400 F

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Starter motor turn but wont engage

It has a starter clutch on the fly wheel. You will need to remove the left side case cove to access it. You will need to pull the flywheel with a puller as the starter clutch is behind the flywheel

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Starter spins freely, will not engage

there is a coil that pushes starter out to engage it to flywheel and a motor part that turns it. check to se if the coil part is good or hooked up.

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Ring gear spins freely in both directions when starter is remove

Very unlikely that ring gear has separated from clutch. If this model has clutch dogs on ring gear ( ring gear not permanently fixed to housing) then one or all of the tension springs have weakened and don't allow ring gear to lock in one direction.

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