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Starter won't dis-engage after starting engine

I took starter off and put back on 4 times just exactly as it was. I plugged up the wire and attached the battery wire but the bendix just doesn't dis-engage after engine starts. It has no shims either although I did put a couple on to test that theory to no avail.

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Hi there
You can also check if there is any current feed back on the starter when the engine is running (the thin wire on the starter solenoid).
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Hi Gary:
Sounds like you're getting good at re & re on that starter!
There could be 3 reasons that I can think of:
1) The bendix gear is binding on the ring gear so it can't retract.
2) The bendix is gummed up so that it is sticking when it is activated. Clean it up and then try a bench test to see if it is sticking.
3) The solenoid is staying triggered once the engine starts. Check this by not connecting the solenoid activation wire. Just jump the terminals to start it, then see what happens.
SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY! You're messing with parts that can bite , especially when you bench test the starter. Clamp it in a vise or workmate.

Posted on Apr 04, 2015

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the starter should be replaced. The solenoid is kikcing the pinion out but there is no contact being made to turn the starter motor. I have the exact same truck and before i changed the starter used the old starter tap trick. Tap the starter casing with a hammer and it should start turning again. hope this was helpful for you. Good luck.

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Hello, I would make sure that your car is not one of those half year cars becuase two differn't starters may be offered for the same year of car. Also, I would check and see if your battery has enough CCA's to power your system. The only other thing is to turn your crankshaft with a breaker bar to turn your flywheel to possibly get a fresh area of teeth on it. If none of this fails it's as simple as just replacing the flywheel. If you did a bench test on the starter and the bendix engaged that is good. Buying parts from an Auto parts store does not gurantee the part is good and that the bendix engages the full distance to turn the flywheel. I would try to find a mechanic who rebuilds starters to make sure that the bendix is engaging fully. I hope this helps you!

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SOURCE: Car wont start: 1. Had it tested technician sad

Car not starting or turning over indicates towards multiple possibilities. It can be issue with battery or weak battery. But if battery checks out ok, then it can be starter issue or faulty alternator or problem with low fuel pressure or no spark at spark plugs due to dirty spark plugs or faulty ignition coil or injectors getting cracked or dirty and needs to be cleaned.


To confirm the problem, the basic troubleshooting is required.


Click this link below and follow the troubleshooting:------

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/car-starting-issues.html

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This will help.

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