Re: Vespa Wont Start?

Frank Garland /
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You are going to have to start taking stuff apart to find your problem...I would start with the starter clutch that Zippy was referring to...It is the round item a little larger than a tuna can that sticks out from the left side of the rear wheel...I think the socket is a 13mm and you can hold the assembly to loosen the nut using a oil filter wrench. Hold the assembly with the oil filter wrench and loosen and remove the nut.

Inside there you will find the starter clutches which are little brake pad that are held into the center with little springs. WHen you pedal, they expand to engage the starter clutch and turns the belt that engages the motor.

Be careful when taking this off..there is a little key(half moon little piece of metal) that ensures the proper alignment during reassembly...There is a corresponding slot in the clutch assembly that the key must be lined up with...

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