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1996 force outboard motor

The starter does not engage the gear shaft to main engine gears ?

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Hello vickurzawski, You have a bad bendix. This is mounted on the starter to engage the starter to the flywheel. Check with a local marine shop or auto parts store for a new or used one. Disconnect the battery, remove the starter from the engine, replace the bendix on the starter. Connect a jumper cable to the starter to test operation before bolting back to engine. Make notes on what wires went where before disconnecting.

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