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Continental O-200 starter drives. An update to the February 1984 article on repairing the O-200 starter clutch.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Dec 1987 (v.9#12) pg. 7

Slow cranking, the causes and cures. How to bench test a typical aircraft engine starter motor.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1988 (v.10#2) pg. 13

Improving cold weather starting. Tips on wiring connections, warming the battery, replacing battery cable, etc.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1989 (v.11#2) pg. 21

How to clean and lubricate a Bendix starter drive every 50 hours.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jan 1990 (v.12#1) pg. 9

The care and feeding of starter motors. A short course in overhauling a starter motor. Includes routine maintenance tips for your starter system.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Apr 1990 (v.12#4) pg. 8

Troubleshooting tips for a Twin Navion starter that is slow to respond.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Apr 1991 (v.13#4) pg. 19

Bendix starter drive maintenance. Advice on both in-aircraft lubrication and removal for a more thorough inspection.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jun 1993 (v.15#6) pg. 15

Causes and cures for slow starter cranking.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Oct 1993 (v.15#10) pg. 14

Troubleshooting a starter solenoid that won't disengage. Tip on checking the starter button for sticking.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1994 (v.16#5) pg. 22

The Bendix ignition switch. Troubleshooting and maintaining the typical twist-to-start key-operated ignition switch.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Dec 1996 (v.18#12) pg. 9
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1997 (v.19#2) pg. 4

Starting problems. Troubleshooting the aircraft starter system (switches, relays, motor, Bendix, etc.).
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Apr 1997 (v.19#4) pg. 16

Tips on cleaning (or replacing) the sprague starter clutch assembly on a Continental O-200 engine.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jun 1997 (v.19#6) pg. 23

Bendix starter drives. How to eliminate the slipping, grinding, and chattering found in a worn-out Bendix drive.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Dec 1997 (v.19#12) pg. 5

Starter relays. How they operate and troubleshooting tips.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Nov 1998 (v.20#11) pg. 14

Starter wars. What is available in newer, lighter-weight starters.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jan 1999 (v.21#1) pg. 11

How to retrofit a modern lightweight automobile gear reduction starter to a Lycoming aircraft engine.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1991 (v.40#3) pg. 68

Electrical switch options for magnetos and starters. Both toggle switches and key switches (rotary switches) are discussed.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1993 (v.42#7) pg. 57

Panel-mounted indicator light shows if a starter solenoid has failed to release after the engine has started.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1996 (v.45#6) pg. 105