Starter problem

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by postofficemike, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. postofficemike

    postofficemike New Member

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    Starter just spins and will not engage. Any suggestions? Thanks.:cry
     
  2. joel

    joel Junior Member

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    Disconnect the battery and pull the starter off so you can see the teeth on the ring gear. If there are no broken teeth put a new starter in.
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  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    How old is your battery? Have you load tested it?
     
  4. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Sounds like you might have a bad starter solenoid.
     
  5. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Before you pull the starter remove the outer primary cover and take a look at the pinion gear assembly to make sure that the screw that holds it in place has not worked loose.
     
  6. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    If you are talking about the '71XL in your avatar then take the primary off and check your starter drive(Bendix) on the end of your jack shaft. It is a round part with a gear on the end off it and a pulley right behind it. Disconnect your Neg. battery cable then see if you can turn that gear in both directions. If you can it is Bad, it should only turn one direction.
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