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    951 starter / bendix issue

    I'm not sure which component is bad but sometimes the starter turns the motor properly, sometimes it makes a clunking sound and other times just a quiet whirring noise (mostly as of late). I haven't had a chance to disassemble it to see whats exactly wrong but I would like to order some parts (starter and bendix) while at work today to get a jump on the weekend, anyone have this happen to them? TIA!


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    The 99 model 947s (951s) had faulty starter drives (bendix). Mine was replaced under warranty a month after I bought it. If it is the original starter drive, you are pretty lucky. They changed the design from the original 98/99 drives. Your starter motor is probably OK.
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    Thanks!! I found a NOS starter in my closet from my kawi and I think your right regarding the bendix; also from what I've seen as I learn about seadoos is that they have a tendency of using the the customer as a beta tester.

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    Yes, the 97.5/98/99 947s were a "work in progress". each year they found a new problem and (hopefully) corrected it. By 2K, they were pretty reliable.
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