Before disassembling the starter, you need to check its serviceability with simple checks

How to check and repair the Mazda starter 6

Removing the starter as described in the previous article

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Using a screwdriver, we check the ease of movement of the drive coupling along the shaft

We turn the gear of the drive. The gear should rotate easily relative to the clutch hub in the direction of rotation of the armature and should not rotate in the opposite direction

How to check and repair the Mazda starter 6

After that, we connect the "minus" terminal of the battery with the starter housing with wires

We connect the second wire with one end to the terminal plus of the battery, and the other to the output of the control wire of the traction relay

If the traction relay is working properly, then a click is heard and the drive clutch is extended. Otherwise, we replace the traction relay

How to check and repair the Mazda starter 6

Disconnect the wire from the control output of the traction relay and connect it to the lower contact bolt of the traction relay

The starter armature must rotate at a frequency of more than 6000 min-1. Otherwise, you need to repair the starter

Disassembly of the starter

How to check and repair the Mazda starter 6

Unscrew the nut of the lower contact bolt of the traction relay and disconnect the tire from the contact bolt of the traction relay

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Unscrew the three screws securing the traction relay to the starter cover from the drive side

We remove the traction relay by disconnecting the anchor from the drive lever

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We remove the anchor and the return spring from the body of the traction relay

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Unscrew the tie bolts and disconnect the starter housing

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Unscrew the two bolts and remove the bearing cover

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Removing the brush assembly

We fix the brushes with a suitable sized head

How to check and repair the Mazda starter 6

Removing the rotor from the starter housing

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Remove the rubber seal and remove the planetary gear

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We pry with a screwdriver and remove the drive lever

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We remove the limiting ring and disconnect the gear mechanism from the anchor shaft

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Remove the restriction ring and cover

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We remove the plastic gear from the shaft

Removing the gears from the guides

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Squeeze and remove the locking ring

Removing the seal

Examining the brush holder

Check the height of the brushes in the brush holder. We check the insulated housings with an ohmmeter for a short circuit with the housing

There should be no damage on the slots and axles of the anchor shaft. The anchor collector must not have any traces of burning

Minor burning is eliminated with a rag soaked in gasoline and fine-grained sandpaper

How to check and repair the Mazda starter 6

We check the armature winding for a short circuit with an ohmmeter

Check whether the anchor of the starter traction relay moves easily, whether the contact bolts of the contact plate are closed (using an ohmmeter)

Checking the drive. The teeth of the drive gear must not have significant wear.

The gear should rotate easily relative to the clutch hub in the direction of rotation of the armature and should not rotate in the opposite direction

If the gear teeth are worn or damaged or the gear turns in both directions, replace the drive

There should be no cracks or signs of significant wear on the starter drive lever

Lubricate the spline surface of the armature shaft with silicon-containing grease

The drive coupling does not need to be lubricated and cannot be used for cleaning products that can wash the grease embedded in its coupling

Lubricate the bearings (bushings) in the starter covers with engine oil

We assemble the starter and all dismantled parts in reverse order