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IceShark IceShark is offline
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: MN
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Yeah, you can pull the starter apart and clean the bendix and shaft up. It is probably clutch dust hanging things up. Don't put any grease on the shaft when you put it back together. Graphite dust lube would be the best so it doesn't let new clutch dust stick to it.

If you have screwed up the bendix gear it will take a few days to order a new one. Our starters spin backasswards than the normal Bosch starter since we don't have a transmission right off the engine/clutch. I think we are the only car ever made that took this reverse spinning starter.

I used to have an '80 931. I replaced the starter and I couldn't start the car except for push starting and pop the clutch. Guess what the problem was? The new starter was spinning the motor backwards! Took awhile to figure that out.

Last edited by IceShark; 08-07-2004 at 11:51 PM..
Old 08-07-2004, 11:43 PM
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