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"Adrian Ford" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> My Starter motor has started spinning without engaging every now
> and then especially when its warm.It works ok after a few more key turns.
> Has anyone had this problem? and is it easily rectified or am I looking at a
> new starter motor.
> Adrian Ford
It sounds like the Bendix unit is sticking (the gear that slides up
and down the shaft). Depending on the exact type of starter, there
may be a thin lightweight sping "inside" the big chunky one, these
can break and cause a bit of gyp.
Most likely though is that he shaft the gear slides up and down on
has got dirty causing the gear to stick. Give it a good clean
with carb or brake cleaner to get the gear moving freely. *Do
not* be tempted to oil or grease it - more crud will stick to the
lubricant and make it stick again.
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