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    Anyone ever took on rebuilding their own starter? I'm sort of torn on whether to just buy a new one for 150.00 or get a rebuild kit for 19.00. I've never done this, is it something a novice could do?

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    for 19.00 id have to try. never done it but you will gain some knowledge for your 19 bucks even if it dosent pay off.

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    What do you get for the $19.00? Brushes bad? Bushing bad?
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    rebuild kit has the brushes and bushings. I don't know anything about starters, It just don't jump up all the time and when it does sometimes it will crank and sometimes it just makes a noise like it's slipping.
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    it's not that hard. It's just a plain in rear puttin in he bushing. You might try to oil it. Put so light oil on the shaft that turns. Will not last long but might help.
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    I sprayed some WD40 on it, thats when it started to sound like it was slipping. I may have put to much.
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    The little gear that engages the flywheel is called the bendix. It needs to be lubed from time to time. I use white lithium grease in a spray can. Try to direct the spray inside the bendix.

    You may also need to remove and clean all the electrical connections. Don't spend any money until you do that.

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    What do you mean it sounded like it was slipping? That could just be a bad bendix. If the brushes are burned bad, the commutator may have to be turned on a lathe. Also, have you considered having it rebuilt? Any good auto electric shop can rebuild it for you and make it like new at half the cost of a new one.
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    Or check out e-bay.
    The last time I looked for an outboard starter, there were lots of them. At pretty good prices too.
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    If by slipping you mean is sounds like it is just spinning like a top instead of engaging the flywheel then its the bendix. I had mine rebuilt by a starter shop here in OKC last year and that is what was happening to me. The marine mech. said it would cost around a hundred bucks to get me fixed up but the starter rebuilder took about 30 mins. and charged me 25 bucks! Hope you get it figured out. JT

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