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    starter just spinning? VIDEO

    Do I need a new starter? It was doing this on the lake and when I was getting pulled in it must have turned the impeller and then fired up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mymamapoobear View Post
    Do I need a new starter? It was doing this on the lake and when I was getting pulled in it must have turned the impeller and then fired up.

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    My guess is the bendex is siezed. Under the stator cover, seperate part from the starter.

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    Is there any tests I can do to figure out if it's the bendex or the starter?
    Thank you

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    Take the stator cover off and pull the bendex out. In your hand you can spin the gear. If when you spin it it moves outward its good. If not its bad. The starter spins or it does not. Only other thing that could be bad with the starter is damaged teeth which will be visible when you pull the bendex.

    EDIT: you need to pull the flywheel part way off the shaft to get the bendex out.
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    There is a coil spring that wraps around the inside of the bendix. When mine failed, it was this spring that rusted and broke.

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    Mind did the same thing. Starter just spins like crazy without engaging the flywheel. I can't view the video, what kind of ski is this?

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    Looks like a SLXH or SLX from the video. (2 seater with a tripple domestic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostinstallations View Post
    Looks like a SLXH or SLX from the video. (2 seater with a tripple domestic)
    Thanks - Must be nice not having to take the flywheel off to service the bendix!!!

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    Just saw the video - I would do as Ghost suggests and pull the stator cover and have a look at the bendix......

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    I am trying to remove the bendex but it seems like the flywheel needs to be removed?
    It is really hard to see anything in there.
    1999 SLX 1050
    Does anyone know if the flywheel needs to be removed to get out the bendex on this model?
    if so does the engine need to be pulled?
    Thank you

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