This repair and service manual covers Suzuki Outboards 2.5 to 300 HP, 4-stroke engines including Jet Drives, 1996 to 2007.
Step-by-step illustrated keyed procedures guide you through every conceivable job possible, including all adjustments necessary. Perfect for do-it-yourselfers, professional mechanics, or students.
Book Excerpt: 1996-2007 Suzuki Outboards 2.5-300 HP, 4-Stroke Models Including Jet Drives Repair Manual
STARTER MOTOR (See Figures 148 and 149)
The starter motor itself is an electric component consisting of a wound coil that draws a heavy current from the battery. It is designed for short periods of usage when cranking the engine for startup.
To prevent overheating the motor, cranking should not be continued for more than 30-seconds without allowing the motor to cool (for as much as three minutes or more). Actually, this time can be spent in making preliminary checks to determine why the engine fails to start.
On most models, power is transmitted from the starter motor to the powerhead flywheel through a Bendix drive. This drive has a pinion gear mounted on screw heads.
When the motor is operated, the pinion gear moves upward and meshes with the teeth on the flywheel ring gear.
When the powerhead starts, the pinion gear is driven faster than the shaft, and as a result, it screws out of mesh with the flywheel.
A rubber cushion is usually built into the Bendix drive to absorb the shock when the pinion meshes with the flywheel ring gear. The parts of the drive must be properly assembled for efficient operation.
If the drive is removed for cleaning, take care to assemble the parts as noted during removal. If the screw shaft assembly is reversed, it will strike the splines and the rubber cushion will not absorb the shock.
The sound of the motor during cranking is a good indication of whether the starter motor is operating properly or not.
Naturally, temperature conditions will affect the speed at which the starter motor is able to crank the engine. The speed of cranking a cold engine will be much slower than when cranking a warm engine.
An experienced operator will learn to recognize the favorable sounds of the powerhead cranking under various conditions.
Subject: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Suzuki Outboards 2.5-300 HP, 4-Stroke Models Including Jet Drives service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 089330073X | ISBN-13: 9780893300739 | Seloc 1602