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    Default Stuck bendix ?

    KAD 44 EDC

    second time it has not engaged, in about 60 starts

    Access is ‘fun’ will def pay some one to change this

    But, what to do, this rare, live with it, can I put some lube in it ?

    or change just the bendix or the whole starter ?

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    Default Re: Stuck bendix ?

    Quote Originally Posted by simonfraser View Post
    KAD 44 EDC

    second time it has not engaged, in about 60 starts

    Access is ‘fun’ will def pay some one to change this

    But, what to do, this rare, live with it, can I put some lube in it ?

    or change just the bendix or the whole starter ?
    You won’t have the very old bendix type starter motor. It will be a pre engage starter where the gear engages from the solenoid and when fully home, the motor will start.
    A lube won’t sort it ( no build up of clutch dust like a car) suggest taking off and get a local car electric recon shop to sort it

    Ps of course could just be a poor wire connection.

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    when you try and start the engine and the starter engages properly, does the engine spin round nice and fast or is it slow and laboured?
    I would be investigating every connection from the starter back to the ignition key before pulling the starter motor off.

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    Default Re: Stuck bendix ?

    But first investigate ....

    “ dead mans click “ ..........you know not enough omph from the starter battery(s).

    Internment faults are difficult always to pin down and be careful before bolting down a rabbit hole .

    Check the bat health and connections first .

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    Default Re: Stuck bendix ?

    Back in the mists of time a hammer usually did the trick ... if that doesn't work get a bigger hammer! .....
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    Default Re: Stuck bendix ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kashurst View Post
    when you try and start the engine and the starter engages properly, does the engine spin round nice and fast or is it slow and laboured?
    I would be investigating every connection from the starter back to the ignition key before pulling the starter motor off.
    plenty of power, starts fine when it does engage = most of the time

    i do use it quite a bit at the moment and would expect it to catch every time

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    Default Re: Stuck bendix ?

    Common problem on that starter .
    Take the intercooler off it’s easy job then

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    Default Re: Stuck bendix ?

    Tnx Paul, you volunteering For the paid job ?
    Anything else i should sort once the intercooler is off ?

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    Default Re: Stuck bendix ?

    Quote Originally Posted by simonfraser View Post
    Tnx Paul, you volunteering For the paid job ?
    Anything else i should sort once the intercooler is off ?
    Where is the boat ?

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