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    Wrong bendix on a ZXi 900???

    Worked on a quite a few ski's but they were always in one piece when I started - I got a great deal on a Clean, near mint condition hull 1997 ZXi 900 - long story short, he tore the ski down, had the engine rebuilt and didn't have time, and I feel knowledge to attempt to put it back together, now I got it in pieces. I assembled the ski all back together, which went very well and also buying any part I needed like the block off plate, steering cable, ect, but when I hit the start button all I get is the starter spinning.... damn must be the bendix but I can engage it by just sticking my finger in the starter hole and spinning it - just in the opposite direction as needed??? It also looks very clean as if new - I took the flywheel cover off to inspect, now it's just time to buy a fw puller.

    Could they of put the wrong bendix on? Does anyone know of bendix's designed for different directions

    I expected some speed bumps in this job but I am stumped on this one


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    no ideas? anyone that has had a bad bendix -what did it do - was it seized, or just didn't activate

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    Not unusual for one to slip. Probably more likely if water has gotten into the bottom of the engine because they really aren't sealed that well.

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    not the bendix..... maybe the starter is not spinning fast enough, although it seems to be a decent speed.

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    Well it was the starter no spinning fast enough - which is a first for me.

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