Why has my 50cc Peace Sports scooter stopped starting?

by Anonymous

My 50cc Peace Sports scooter has stopped starting all of a sudden. I have removed and bench tested my starter. It moves, but I'm not sure how it is supposed to work.

Does it disengage or is there a gear in the crankcase that moves to disengage? I reinstalled it three times and it spins but doesn't grab anything.

It used to struggle with a low groan, then start. Then just went to a high spinning noise. I bought a new battery.

I appreciate any help. I'm waiting for a new starter in the mail but I'm rethinking that now. Are the gears inside made of plastic and maybe sheared off? I don't know anymore.

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Mar 26, 2011
Starter Clutch
by: Jim Zeiser

From what I understand Chinese scooters have a one way clutch inside. What you have to do is reach into the hole the starter came out of and spin the gear one way and it won't engage the motor but when you spin it the other it should. If not the clutch is shot. If it works then you have to replace the battery or starter. My acid test is to also jump out the solenoid and see what happens. They can go bad and give you a bogus reading. Also make sure your connections at the solenoid are tight. It was one of the things I found that was loose on mine.

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