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    Starter Drive Gear Polaris Virage I 2002

    Has anyone changed the starter drive gear on a polaris viragei 2002? Can you tell me what components need to be removed and can it be done with the engine in? My starter just spins so I removed it and felt that there is a tooth or two missing on the gear I can turn it and then replace starter and start ski but eventually it lands in the flat spot again and the starter just spins. Any help would be appreciated. It is a completly stock ski.


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    Here you go.

    1.) Start by removing (2) 8mm bolts holding the oil pump, located on the front of the Stator housing.Pull the oil pump out of the way,Do not remove the hoses.


    2.) Remove (7) 10mm bolts holding the stator cover to the engine side housing. (The cover is located by 2 locating dowels,pry the cover off straight!)
    (be careful not to drop the spring and plastic insert that applies pressure to the starter bendix nose. It fits in a boss on the inside of the cover.)

    3.)The bendix will pull out,(may have to wiggle it a little)

    4.)Clean mating surfaces of all old gasket,and install new gasket reassemble.

    Check your teeth on your flywheel. More then likely it's just that the bendix is hanging up and not locking. Sometimes you can oil them up and they will work. But with the PIA to open it up,just put a new one in.This can be done without removing the Gas Tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbsmith View Post
    ...there is a tooth or two missing on the gear I can turn it and then replace starter and start ski but eventually it lands in the flat spot again and the starter just spins...
    Is the tooth missing from the large ring gear around the perimeter of the flywheel, or the smaller gear that the starter motor connects through?

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    Thanks for the information I will give it a try in the morning so from my understanding the flywheel does not need to be removed? Thanks again.
    Fred

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    I beleive it is where the starter connects that is what i feel from where the starter goes in.

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    I don't think you'll find any teeth missing. Once you get it apart,post pictures if your unsure . The gear on the starter is always engaged into the bendix,so it would be almost impossible to strip a tooth there.

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    I will post a pic if it is a tooth missing but from what i understand from your post is the gear will spin becasue it is not engauging the bendix. That is probably the problem. The only thing I am not real clear on is the flywheel does it need to be removed to get the bendix out?

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    No,The flywheel can stay on. So that's a big Plus and a PIA to get off.

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    My advice ,If you have any peices of material that have come off the bendix drive or the starter drive remove the front cover and also the flywheel and clean it out properly .The peices will eventually be attracted to the flywheel magnets and destroy the flywheel and stator assy .Generally whilst you are from the shore and on your own.I had this happen after my local dealer changed the starter and about 6 months later I found the peices in the flywheel .Don't be slack fix it right the first time or you will pay for it later

    Bernie

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    Good advise Bernie,Hadn't thought of that.

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