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How do I free up the bendix on the starter of an 83 AMC spirit?

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The AMC starter bendix is prone to lack of lubrication issues. Here's a permananet fix: remove battery cable Pull the starter Clean the spiral gear that the overrunning clutch rides on with WD40. This is the gear and starter shaft under the starter end cone. I soak "spray" them and use a toothbrush to get all the crud out. Relubricate with a slight smear of MOS2 grease (don't go overboard here) Lightly lubricate the solenoid pivot point under the sheetmetal cover. Reassemble and test. If it still hangs it's time for a rebuild.

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