Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by postofficemike, Dec 22, 2015.
Starter just spins and will not engage. Any suggestions? Thanks.:cry
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.
How old is your battery? Have you load tested it?
Sounds like you might have a bad starter solenoid.
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.
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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