<VV> Another start problem

corvairduval at cox.net corvairduval at cox.net
Mon May 9 10:01:38 EDT 2016

It sure isn't! I had to replace the torque converter in Ashley's car (110
PG) because the ring gear was so worn it broke a starter nose. The PO had
already rotated the torque converter one bolt hole (120 degrees) to get to
a better tooth area. That repair did last a few years. I should post a
picture. Almost no teeth left in one area.

Frank DuVal

Be aware the automatic isn't immune to breaking starter noses.
The welds on the ring gear/ torque converter break, causing the ring gear to
cock and put breaking force on the starter.

Very typical of a loose rivet flywheel.

Do not just replace the pressure plate without removing the flywheel and
testing for the loose rivet problem.

Dave Motohead on Corvair Center Forum has a video on testing flywheels.


Frank DuVal

On 5/8/2016 11:00 PM, Jerry Brown via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Just had a start problem with a 140 engine. The starter engaged and 
> the starter snout broke. The owner didn't tell me he had a bad spot on 
> the ring gear. Son in the morning I remove the engine. I think the 
> timing is off to. I should have suspected something when he said he 
> had a new starter installed. Jerry Brown

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