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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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Accords and Preludes may be fitted with either a direct-drive starter or a gear reduction starter. The differences are internal and depend on the manufacturer of the starter.

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  2. Disconnect the large cable from the starter motor; label and disconnect the wiring to the starter solenoid. Certain engine/transmission combinations have an engine harness secured in a clip on the starter or transaxle. Remove the harness from the clip and position it out of the way.
Fig. 1: Gear reduction starter used on some Honda models

Fig. 2: Direct-drive starter used on some Honda models
  1. Remove the starter motor by loosening the attaching bolts.
To install:
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedures. Tighten the starter-to-engine bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm) on the Accord V-6 and 32 ft. lbs. (45 Nm) on other models.
  2. Connect the wiring to the starter securely.
  3. Connect the battery cables, positive cable first.
  1. Remove the starter from the vehicle.
  2. Remove the screws securing the solenoid to the starter housing.
  3. Pull out the solenoid. On the Nippodenso type, there is a spring on the shaft and a steel ball at the end of the shaft, be sure not to lose them. On the Mitsuba type, move the solenoid away from the plane of the armature to disengage it from the solenoid lever.
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  2. Tighten the retaining screws until snug.
  3. Install the starter.
Good luck (remember rated and comment this post).

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