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Guest Message by DevFuse

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85 Brat Starter Grinding/Whining 5-speed swap

stater 5-speed 5speed brat

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#1 SubieBrat


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:58 PM

I just finished putting in a 5-speed for my brat. I go to start it and it starts imidiately but then wants to die. It sounds like something is hanging up, I think it is the starter but I don't know for sure . The transmission is in nuetral. Are the starter motors for the four speed and five speed different? or does anyone have any suggestions?

#2 capn_r


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:38 AM

Put flat washers between the transaxle and starter to slightly space the starter back so the drive gear clears the flywheel gear. I don't know what to tell you on the engine wanting to die.

#3 LPGsuperchargedBrumby


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:48 AM

i had the same problem when i swapped to the 5spd....and spaced the starter out with as large diameter washers as i could fit......if the engine is cold and trying to drag the starter along with it, it will want to die and not idle

#4 SubieBrat


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:13 PM

Thanks for your help guys, it worked great. My brat runs better than it ever did. Thanks again

#5 jono


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:47 PM

Good. I made notes when I did mine. Used 4.0mm thick aluminium plate to make a ringed spacer, rather than just washers. Emphasis on this post is the 4.0mm

#6 Gloyale


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 08:06 PM

Did you use the EA82 flywheel?

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