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Old 08-05-2015, 10:19 PM   #1
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Another Generator Question

The starter motor in our Onan 4000 Microlite need to be replaced. The DW needed to start it while we were driving to use her laptop. Like a lot of others, she didn't realize it was running when she hit the start switch the second or third time. It was already running and chewed up the plastic gear.
In a Class C Coach, with basement compartment location, can the starter be accessed without dropping the generator.
I've read through the search entries and can't find a definite answer, most of the posts list starter fixes, but never allude to the necessary way to get to the starter. Can the shroud be taken apart in pieces or does the unit just need to be dropped to access the starter motor.

Thanks for the help

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Old 08-06-2015, 12:01 PM   #2
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microlite starter repair

I spoke with the mechanic who worked on our 4000 and he told me that you should be able to access the starter from the outside but with that said, he stated that there are factors to consider. What type of mh. where the gen. is located. What yr the gen is. I think you get the message! Sorry I couldn't be more help. BTW: My mechanic did say that it shouldn't be a big deal to fix , and again, he said it depends on who you take it too and the cost is also dependant. Later!

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Old 08-07-2015, 10:52 PM   #3
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I would have to drop mine to fix starter.
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:27 PM   #4
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Most Microlites have to be dropped to get to the starter...the starter drive is replaceable as long as there is no other damage to the starter...any good auto electric rebuild shop can do it.
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