This instuctable will show you how to repair a starter motor off a Toyota  Corolla FXGT. with a 4AGE engine. don't worry if your car is not the same, most Japanese starter motors are very similar and this guide will get you through most of them.

Step 1: Stuff you will need.

First thing to is to check out the price of a new starter motor, There is no point repairing the old one, if it is going to cost you more than a new one.  Ebay is a good place to look, also your local auto electrician is worth a phone call.
Tools required
1. socket set
2. set of spanners
3. screwdrivers
4. soldering Iron or torch
5. pliers, side-cutters
6. hammer
7. oil
8. rags
around 3 hours
<p>This is going to be very helpful to me. I bought my Aunt's 2000 Acura RL, and it has some starter problem. I think the bendix is not engaging with the flywheel sometimes. Do you have a way to check to see if the bendix is failing, without removing the starter from the car? It's way under the motor mount and driver's side front suspension.</p><p>John</p>
<p>Not sure what you mean by &quot;bendix&quot;, John, but another possibility to liquidhandwash's suggestion is that the pinion simply needs greasing* to make the pinion slide out and engage the ring gear. See Step 10 in this Instructable.</p><p>This is exactly what happened with my step-son's Morris Mini (a cute car, but an absolute sod to work on - give me the engine bay of an old Ford Falcon straight 6 any day!).</p><p>I took the starter off, eventually..., disassembled the motor, and only had to grease the pinion shaft for it to work perfectly again.</p><p>* &quot;Some people will tell you not to lubricate the pinion as clutch dust can get into the starter motor and combine with the oil and make the pinion sticky.&quot;</p>
<p>hi John, You are going to have to take the starter off to check everything, but it sounds like the pinon gear, or ring gear could be worn out. </p>
<p>Not easy to do, unless you've the right skills. If you were able to refurbish that, you could refurbish any motor based part or even tool. </p><p>Good job, please upload for us more tutorials like this one.</p>
<p>Thanks aheibi, I think anyone could do this.</p>
<p>This is whay do you think. I've worked with people who have say they are fixing machines for 15 years and they not know how to hold a screwdriver.</p><p>When I've got my car, Civic '97, I didn't knew how to fix anything but after few turorials and a good logic - I'm repairing almost anything in my car. But then again you've got good repairing skills, I'm know when I'm seeing one :-)</p>
<p>can i make it long lasting by rewinding it for gokart project</p>
<p>probably not starter motors are not design for continuous use, try on of these</p><p><a href="http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/500-W-24-V-DC-electric-1020-motor-kit-w-speed-control-Throttle-f-scooter-ebike-/151206653634?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item23349e6ec2" rel="nofollow">http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/500-W-24-V-DC-electric-...</a></p>
very helpful to me. thank you very much
Very nice do-it yourself instructable. Our car starter motor got burned out recently, but here in India the entire new assembly for Maruti-Suzuki cars costs about Indian Rupees 2500 only ( that is about 40 dollars). We completely changed the entire assembly. Now I have removed all burned out coils and cleaned the parts. Can you suggest any use for these parts please..?
Hi antoniraj <br>There is not much you can do with a starter that is burnt out like yours, (boat anchor perhaps?) You may want to keep the solenoid and the pinion, for spares. <br>If it has the pull type solenoid, I have seen them used for an actuator to unlock doors, gates or a boot (trunk) release. There is a little bit of copper in the armature and the field coils that you use or sell.
Wow! This is a very thorough and neat instructable! Thanks for contributing! Now I know how to deal with a starter motor!<br><br>K.
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