I am replacing my stator, rotor and starter gear on my recently acquired ms3 2009. As to the proper placement of the idler gear i am totally lost.
I put the larger diameter gear towards the engine side and it fits perfectly with the starter motor gear and the smaller diameter gear fits with the starter gear. However, looking at the diagram on the parts manual, the show the reverse of this setting...smaller gear inside and larger gear outside...does the gear on the starter motor comes out when in action ? When i took it apart i never paidattention to this...my fault i guess. Anyone can help ?