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When we start the car it will start but sometimes the starter hangs up. Then when you try to restart it acts like it does not want to start but it will. Trying to figure out if it needs a new starter.

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May need a Bendix, you will need to pull the starter off, Safety First Disconnect the Battery, and look at the Bendix and make sure all the teeth are there and it is not worn. unless there is a flat spot on the flywheel. Tim

What is a Bendix:
it is the part of the starter that has a coil so that when you turn the key to start your car, voltage goes to the coil, and it expels the rotor which spins and engages the starter Bendix (with the smaller teeth on it) into the larger flywheel teeth to turn the engine to start the car.

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