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Old 05-16-2020, 04:03 PM   #1
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When I attempt to start the A, the starter engages for a short period and then seems to disengage and spin at a high rate without the engine starting. This is a 12V system with a new modern starter drive gear.

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Old 05-16-2020, 10:08 PM   #2
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Your modern drive may be failing, try another drive. Since your 12 Volts did you convert your starter to 12 V. You will get pros and cons on this. I converted my starter to 12 Volts and feel better about how it operates.
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Old 05-16-2020, 11:33 PM   #3
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The "New Modern Starter Drive Gear" is not a direct replacement for the original Bendix drive.
The "New Modern Starter Drive Gear" has less travel than the Bendix from rest to engagement by 5/32 inch.
If your ring gear is in good condition and the end play in the starter is minimal, then the "New Modern Starter Drive Gear" will work.
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Old 05-16-2020, 11:35 PM   #4
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The "New Modern Starter Drive Gear" is not a direct replacement for the original Bendix drive.
The "New Modern Starter Drive Gear" has less travel than the Bendix from rest to engagement by 5/32 inch.
If your ring gear is in good condition and the end play in the starter is minimal, then the "New Modern Starter Drive Gear" will work.
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Old 05-17-2020, 10:15 AM   #5
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I increased the hand throttle setting and it started. My theory is that the engine was not getting enough gas to maintain the starting process. Does that make sense?
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Old 05-17-2020, 11:50 AM   #6
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I almost always set the hand throttle a little ! Almost always if I don't forget, if it doesn't start then a little throttle and it starts!
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