At Aircraft Accessories of Oklahoma, we offer the following Aircraft Starter Adapter services and parts:

  • Overhaul
  • Repair
  • Bench Test
  • Exchange
  • Factory Reman

Need your aircraft starter adapter fixed fast? We can often accommodate AOG rush service requests based on shop demand. Please call for AOG service availability.

What is an Aircraft Starter Adapter?

Every aircraft engine needs a push to get started, especially when the engine is cold. Modern Continental engines utilize a starter adapter to provide the power boost needed to get the engine going.

The aircraft starter motor bolts at a right angle to the starter adapter. When the starter motor begins to spin, it turns the input shaft inside the starter adapter. That shaft has a worm gear on the end, which transfers the spinning motion to a larger brass gear. That brass gear is attached to a large spring that tightens around the drive shaft as the gear rotation speed increases. The tightening spring eventually begins to turn the drive shaft, starting the engine. Soon, the engine speed exceeds the drive shaft rotational speed, which releases the spring tension and turns off the starter adapter.

We have the capability to overhaul nearly every Continental starter adapter with a quick turn time and torque test to verify operation before leaving our shop.


Aircraft Accessories of Oklahoma handles Aircraft Starter Adapters from Teledyne Continental.


Wondering what to expect when you trust Aircraft Accessories with your next aircraft starter adapter project? Our talented team of starter adapter specialists will gladly provide you with a custom quote on request. For general questions, or to request a free quote, call or message us today.

Have Additional Questions on the Aircraft Starter Adapter Overhaul Process?

Give us a call or email today – our experienced team is ready to go above and beyond to get you back in the air sooner.
Alan Brothers – Purchasing Manager & Aircraft Starter Adapter Expert