Motor was turning over for few seconds with push button start and sounded like disengaged or slip. Starter turns but not fully engaging to turn over. Pulled starter and found dust and chips inside cap end. On other end gear, the last inch of each spline is worn down and the wear is greater on each spline one inch from the end in comparison to the wear at the end. Other than the wear at end of the gear as described, the rest of gear looks great. It is difficult to see inside the housing where starter mounts but i am able, i just dont know what i should be looking for or what i should be able to see. Can anyone please offer some insight on additional potential damage or what i should be able to see when looking into housing? Your help will be appreciated. Thanks