ADVANCED AVIATION FORWARD AREA REFUELING SYSTEM MODEL M100A1
REPLACE SPRING STARTER END CAP
Screwdriver, Flat Blade, 1/8", 3 ea.
Screwdriver, Flat Blade, 3/6"
Personal injury could result from any attempt to disassemble starter while spring is under tension.
Ensure all spring tension is released prior to performing any maintenance.
Depress trip lever (1) to release any tension that may be on spring. Do not depress reset button (2); this will enable the
Mark position of rope pull bracket (3) on body of spring pack assembly (4) for later reassembly.
Observe the method of attaching the end cap (5) to the body of the spring pack assembly (4): A series of latching tabs
(6) around the circumference of the end cap inserted through slots (7) in the spring pack assembly.
Both the end cap and the body of the spring pack are made of semi-flexible plastic. Avoid
overstressing to avoid tearing or cracking either part.
At the end cap (5), wedge a small screwdriver through one slot (7) of the spring pack body so that the matching latching
tab (6) is depressed. Repeat this action on an adjacent latching tab. Repeat on the next adjacent latching tab in the same
At the location of the first screwdriver, pry the latching tab out a fraction of an inch. Remove the wedged screwdriver
and wedge into the next open slot in the same direction as the first three.
Pry the second tab out a fraction of an inch.
Repeat this process around the circumference of the starter body until the end cap is free.
A series of spring loaded pawls are located in this end of the spring pack assembly. The springs are
easily dislodged and may cause damage to the starter if one or more inadvertently remains loose
when the end cap is installed.
Hold starter with end cap facing up. Slowly and carefully lift end cap away from spring pack body (4).