The following test should be done after reassembling the starter:
Clamp the starter in a vise. Using a 12 volt battery and ammeter, connect the positive wire of the battery, and the ammeter to the terminal [Figure 60-41-25]. Connect the negative wire to the starter body. Using a jumper wire, connect the S terminal to the main terminal.
The starter should show smooth and steady rotation immediately after the pinion is engaged, it should draw less than the specified current.
Service Limit – 1150 Amp. Maximum @ Stall Condition
Clean all parts and apply high temperature grease to the armature bearing, return spring, steel ball, over running clutch, and idler gear rollers.