Freewheeling means spinning freely. First off, get your fingers out of that
hole. If it is the flywheel it weighs about 20 lbs and if it drops on your
digit you'll wish it didn't. By flywheel do you mean the great big steel wheel
with the teeth of a gear on it's outer diameter that is bolted to the back of
the engine ? If the answer is yes, get ready to pull the engine. If it is the
ring gear that surrounds the flywheel, again get ready to pull the engine.
However, if it is the gear that is attached to the end of the starter, then
replace the starter.
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>Ohh yeah... What exactly is "freewheeling"?
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>From: Bud Krueger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: Postmaster <email@example.com>
>Cc: MG List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Saturday, May 08, 1999 9:49 PM
>Subject: Re: Bad Starter...Right??? WRONG!
>> Is it the flywheel that's freewheeling (pray not), or just the ring
>>(hopefully)? There would be a very big difference in problem levels.
>>> Hey list!
>>> The other day my B wouldnt start. The starter motor just wizzed and
>>> I figured that the starter wasnt engaging. Well the starter is fine.
>>> I then stuck my hand in the 'starter hole', and felt that the flywheel
>>> just dangling!!!
>>> I could spin in with just two fingers!
>>> So what happened? Is it possible that the flywheel bolts broke off?
>>> I have never pulled the engine on my B, but looks like I have to now...
>>> Also has anybody had this problem befiore???
>>> Jason Elwell
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