Hi the end piece of my bendix shaft broke off Any idea What Could have caUsed this? Damaged Bolt and key seems to be caused by this.
Perhaps the bolt got loose, it uses a special tabbed lock washer, with a loose bolt the Drive Head could break. Lots of load on the Bendix from the starter motor.
Thanks for adding the drawing. It is the stop Nut that broke off. Part of the screw shaft left in the stop nut. screws were still in place and secured by the washers Head spring screw end piece broken off, key damaged.
Are you running on 12 volts????
Yes I do. Could that have cause this ?
Certainly does not help to run 12 volts through a 6 volt starter....for reasons, read: