I know we discussed this before but I can't find the thread.
My starter is stuck in the disengaged position again.
Last time all I did was remove the cover and barely touched it to get it to move forward.
Someone told us what we should do to fix the problem but I can't find it.
Please tell me again
Woops stuck. Stuck. Stuck
I am beginning to dislike automatic spell correction.
Put it in high gear and rock it till you here a click.
Not stuck engaged
It is stuck disengaged
It goes weer weer weer without engaging.
Hmmm? Well now ya got me. I guess I'll be checking back.
When mine did this it was one of two reasons: flywheel ring gear stripped or one of the bendix bolts came out. Your mileage may vary.
Bendix drive screw too long...
Better story - with pictures!!!
Good Luck !
Be sure the battery is giving full voltage
Might be a bent shaft or a burr on the shaft or bendix. Need to take it apart and make sure the head of the bendix slides smoothly on the shaft. If not, you may need to remove the starter and check the shaft for runout. They are easily bent and easily straightened.
Also check to make sure your bendix spring is still in one piece! Had that happen to me
Could be if you put a new bendix in a few years back they were known to stick a lot, Bob
I think I fixed it -- Maybe
The sliding gear was sticking in the retracted position so I pulled the bendix from the car.
When I rotated it back and forth I found that sometimes it stuck and other times it was OK.
The speed of return did not seem to make a difference.
It was apparent that something at the end of the worm was not right so I used a small round file at the end of the three groves.
It seemed to get better, therefore I filed a bit more and reinstalled it.
We will have to see what happens!
I didn't take pictures but found this one from an old post so I could show you the location I filed with an arrow.
Fred, I think that has been a common problem in the past. Maybe more so with repro bendix drives? Dave
Did I do the right thing or is there a trick I need to know?