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Starter problem
JerryW - 2 months ago
Car is 2003 S 6 sp with 120K miles and a strange starter problem. When cold I can hear the starter motor running but apparently not engaging with the flywheel. After two or three tries it starts as expected. Battery is new and cranks vigorously when the starter engages properly. Is this likely to be a starter drive problem? And, is it likely to be fixable or am I in for a new starter? As always, any help/suggestions would be appreciated.
The bendix on the starter may be not extending completely.
Sometimes cleaning and lubrication can fix it, other times a new starter is required.
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Cleaned the drive mechanism thoroughly and lubricated well with gear oil and all is well!
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