Starting Motor Adjustments
Solenoid Position Adjustment
The solenoid position on the starting motor controls pinion
clearance. If the solenoid position is correct, the pinion
clearance is correct. Do the following procedure to adjust the
(1) Intermediate housing. (2) Solenoid mounting bracket. (3)
(X) 62.50 + 0.20 - 0.50 mm (2.46 + .008 - .020 in).
Check distance (X) between intermediate housing (1)
and solenoid mounting bracket (2) with calipers.
If distance (X) is not correct, loosen bolts (3) and move
the solenoid until distance (X) is correct. Bracket (2) has
Tighten bolts (3) to 7 to 10 Nm (5 to 7 lb-ft) after the
adjustment is correct.
When the solenoid installed, make an adjustment of
the pinion clearance. The adjustment can be made
with the starting motor removed.
Connection For Checking Pinion Clearance
(1) Connector from MOTOR terminal on solenoid to motor. (2)
SW terminal. (3) Ground terminal.
Install the solenoid without connector (1) from the
MOTOR connections (terminal) on solenoid to the
Connect a battery, of the same voltage as the solenoid,
to the terminal (2), marked SW.
Connect the other side of the battery to ground terminal
Connect for a moment, a wire from the solenoid
connection (terminal) marked MOTOR to the ground
connection (terminal). The pinion will shift to crank
position and will stay there until the battery is