187D Starter

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187D Starter

Postby TimT » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:34 am

I have a Yanmar 187D that has been having issues starting. I have been able to force the starter to engage by taping it lightly with a small hammer. This no longer works. I see that the replacement starter is $343 which seems outrageous. Before I spend the money (which it appears I'll probably have too) I am wondering whether you have starter rebuild kits?

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Re: 187D Starter

Postby Aaron » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:09 am

Needing to tap on the starter is usually a sign that the brushes in the starter motor are sticking. A local starter shop should be able to put new brushes in it if that is the case. We sell all of the replacement parts to rebuild your starte but, by the time you add them all up, you have spent more than a new starter. It might be better to have someone local see exactly what is wrong.

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Re: 187D Starter

Postby alan » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:24 pm

The brushes on mine needed replacement after 23 years. That was 15 years ago and it's still fine. As I recall, the auto-electric shop didn't have the right brushes in stock and had to search.

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Re: 187D Starter

Postby Crroger » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:02 pm

Has anyone figured out the intermitant starter engaging and then occasionally not at all.
Strangely, if I turn the fan and belt, and then try the key, the starter engages and engine starts.
Please help!
Thanks

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Re: 187D Starter

Postby winston » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:33 pm

Unless your starter gear is engaged with the flywheel gear I don't see how turning the belt could have an effect on the starter.

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Re: 187D Starter

Postby alan » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:52 am

It's a heavy piece to take to an electric shop, especially when they might tell you there's nothing wrong with it.

Check the wiring and especially the connections. And the clutch-pedal cutout. Next, a remote starter can be handy for diagnosing (I've described this low-cost device in a number of posts here). And if it always works with the remote, you could hard-wire it in and use it.

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Re: 187D Starter

Postby Norm » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:50 am

Crroger wrote:Has anyone figured out the intermitant starter engaging and then occasionally not at all.
Strangely, if I turn the fan and belt, and then try the key, the starter engages and engine starts.
Please help!
Thanks


That sounds like bad, missing teeth on the flywheel. My Grandfather had that problem on his Model A Ford. :roll:

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