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Chewed up Starter pinion gear

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walker
Anyone had trouble with a starter gear that gets chewed up by the engine gear? The engine seems to turn fine - the normal resistance due to compression, but my starter gear is just shredded and I don't know why or how to prevent it. This is on a 7014S B/S engine model 326437 Type 0252-01

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In the 80's, Briggs found out that the starter gear could get sheared or stripped by bouncing into the ring gear when the engine was running. They recommended spring kit number 393254 when the pinion needs replacing and I think this P/N has been superseded to a newer P/N. Ref Briggs Service bulletin 547

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MrSteele
Another thing that kills the gears is using too high powered batteries. Standard lawn and garden batteries are in the 220 cold cranking amp range. I use a 430 amp battery, and replace gears about every 4-5 years on a 11 HP in a Dixon I use. If you use the higher amp battery, be certain to keep the engine in top tune so it starts easily every time, or the gear is gone quickly

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