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Re: Rebuilt starter?

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:01 pm

staninlowerAL wrote:6v starter, 12v input? Kicking out as you describe sounds like a weak bendix, IMHO.

This makes sense.
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Re: Rebuilt starter?

Postby Glen » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:23 pm

The ignition system might need a tune up, and a timing check, so it will start better.
The ignition points could be burned, and need filing flat, or replacing. When they get burned, it can make it start hard, more so in cold weather.

It sounds like the engine is firing a little, and then the starter gear is disengaging from the flywheel, that is how they are supposed to work. But the engine is not firing enough to run.

When the starter gear kicks out from the flywheel, you have to wait for the starter to stop turning before it will engage again. :)

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Re: Rebuilt starter?

Postby Landreo » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:31 am

The large bendix spring either works or it is broken, no in between. Since the starter cranks the engine, that spring is good. It is just to dampen the initial shock as the starter starts to turn and the pinion gear starts to engage. There is a smaller spring on the other side of the pinion gear to hold the disengaged gear away from the ring gear. Neither should cause the problem you are having. Sounds like the starter is doing what it should do and is disengaging properly. The whining noise may just be the normal starter whine when running unengaged or it may be failing bearings. I expect it is just the normal starter whine.

I believe Glen has it correct, your starter is disengaging properly it is just that the engine is not starting. That is one of the problems with the bendix design. There are other types that stay engaged until the engine reaches a much higher speed which reduces the starter kickout problem.

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