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My 1987 FXST has a brand new battery and starter motor reconditioned - including replacement of Bendix. However, upon start up the starter doesn't engage until the 4 - 7th attempt. Would appreciate your advice to help solve problem.

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SOURCE: starter runs but won't engage flywheel

engine crank thrusts worn and crank moved back enough to not engage ,with a manual the clutch would push it forewards.or the flex plate on the back of the torque converter damaged and broke in teh centre where bolts to the crank

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: 1998 Harley Davison Evo starter boggs down when trying to starten

High inch motor needs compression release. and since Rev Tech is a piece of **** motor made in Korea they didnt give you any on the heads so have them installed. will solve the problem.

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SOURCE: 84 FXST Starter Kicks out before engine fires

I'd be willing to bet that it's not "kicking out". The tale tell sign is that the starter keeps running. As long as the plunger in the solenoid is pulled inward,which moves the starter drive into engagement with the ring gear on the outer clutch drum, the start will run. If the starter drive were being "kicked out" the solenoid wouldn't still be engaged and the starter would not continue running.

I would come closer to thinking that your starter drive is bad, the bendix. These things are notorious for going bad, especially the cheap Chinese made aftermarket ones. I've replaced them with only a few weeks use on them. If you buy a new drive, get an Accel, made in the U.S.A.. Simply pull the starter drive out and clamp the shaft in a vice with aluminum jaws on it. The little nut on the end has left handed threads. When you put the nut back on, put some Red Loctite #271 on it. This ought to solve your problem. If you have anymore questions, drop me a line directly at [email protected] Good Luck!

Posted on Jan 19, 2010

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SOURCE: mercedes vito 110cdi starter motor problems. only when the van

1.)its the alarm system cant be nuffin wrong with the starter motor i had i problem i changed the battery put a new one on and it did it so all i did was put a switch on the wire were you connect the battery very time you get in the car switch it on and strat the car in one go but evey time your job is finshed with the car switch it off but your alarm system anit gona work then
2.) but a extra battery pack the ones they use on sound systems in cars

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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Hi
The starter motor clutch needs replacing

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Posted on Aug 12, 2010

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