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    Repacing the starter on a GTX 951

    Can it be done without removing engine? Its a 1998. Looks to be challenging. Any reconmendations?


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    It can be done without removing the motor... just reach down in there and use a mirror to see better..

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    Remove tha carbs. It has the 10mm nut for the cable. and two allen screws not sure the size. Lube the end that enters the cases and pull it out carefully.

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    5mm allen head wrench..

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    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    5mm allen head wrench..
    not even close

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    Will I need to remove the pipe as well?
    Is there just 3 bolts? one for the cable and 2 mounting hex heads to the stator cover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
    not even close
    The OEM starter is held on by (2) 6x35mm allen head bolts and you use a 5mm allen head wrench to remove them...

    Now if somebody removed the OEM bolts - then I may not even be close..

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    be ready for some pain. A baby size prybar is often needed to inch the starter out of the case if the o-rings were not correctly lubricated. Use a HIGH quality starter as you do not want to be doing that job again-ever. Also consider why the starter failed..if the abuse continues..you'll be doing the job again. Plenty of light and mirrors for first timers. I have a very small wireless video camera ( it's very very small) that I use to inspect unknown areas before diving it. Use good quality tools and lots of penetrating oil around the case bolts. Gloves suggested

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    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    The OEM starter is held on by (2) 6x35mm allen head bolts and you use a 5mm allen head wrench to remove them...

    Now if somebody removed the OEM bolts - then I may not even be close..
    He was refering to the set screws that hold the choke rod in the brass retainers-- 2 mm allen wrench is what is required for the set screws to release the rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndinoWatercraft View Post
    Remove tha carbs. It has the 10mm nut for the cable. and two allen screws not sure the size. Lube the end that enters the cases and pull it out carefully.
    Not sure I see choke rod mentioned here - just a 10mm nut for the cable (starter cable) and 2 allen screws - I assumed he was talking starter removal and he already said remoave the carbs..

    Yeah there is a 10mm nut on the choke and throttle cables and 4 allen bolts holding the carbs to manifold - but no need to remove choke rod...

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