This is by far the most popular question we receive. The answer is very simple – keeping in mind that each tooth on the gear has a beveled (slanted) edge. To determine your starter’s rotation:
Point the drive of the starter away from you or pointed straight up as pictured below.
(#1 pictured below): If the beveled edge is on the right (slanting from right to left), it has a clockwise or CW rotation.
(#2 pictured below): If the beveled edge is on the left (slanting from left to right), it has a counter clockwise or CCW rotation.
To give a quick overview of the function of a starter motor, once the ignition switch is turned the driver is kicked out to engage your engines flywheel. Once the flywheel turns quick enough, it nudges the driver back into the starter motor and the starter motor shuts off.
With that said, the first thing we would advise you to do is to make sure the starter motor is properly installed and lined up correctly within the engine. Check that all bolts are tightened. It should not be loose. Next, and also equally important, is to check and recheck your wiring. Are all cables tightened and in good condition? Chances are, especially with reinstallations, your wires are not whe...