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lincolnold

1942 Lincoln starter update

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Took starter out and it appears to be fairly recent age. I could not find anything wrong or broken on the Bendix. However, it was not lubricated and could have possibly gotten stuck in the non-engaged position.  I can turn it in and out towards and away with some resistance. Flywheel teeth look great as so the Bendix teeth. 

 

Starter turns fast and smooth otherwise. I will take to a local shop on Monday to inspect and any further testing.  Could it be that it only needs a small amount of grease lube on the shaft where the gear spins towards and away from the flywheel ring gear?  Sometimes grease can be a bad idea gunking it up.

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That shaft needs to be clean and not greased. Maybe a spray of WD-40 or similar, ask the shop that inspects it. I didn't see any post detailing what the problem was. A lot of time it is inadequate current flow through wrong gauge or deteriorated wires or switches.

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