Patent Number: 7,784,371

Title: Starter

Abstract: A starter and a method of manufacturing the starter are disclosed wherein the starter comprises a case, a housing disposed in front of the case, a pinion moving body slidably received by the case and the housing, and a lever unit having a lever, swingably supported on a lever support member, for actuating the pinion moving body to an operative position to allow a pinion to be brought into meshing engagement with a ring gear of an engine to start up the same. The lever support member is mounted on the case via a positioning mechanism composed of positioning components, formed on the lever support member, and the positioning components, formed on the case, with which the positioning components engage, respectively.

Inventors: Hasegawa; Youichi (Kasugai, JP), Kajino; Sadayoshi (Nagoya, JP), Imanishi; Tomoya (Kariya, JP)

Assignee: Denso Corporation

International Classification: F02N 15/00 (20060101); F02N 15/06 (20060101); F02N 15/04 (20060101); F02N 15/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018