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Old 01-18-2002, 07:04 PM
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One of the guys at the office just had similar symptoms on his 450SLC. It was the bendix not engaging, actually I think it was trying to engage but was hanging up. The bendix had been pulled off several times and lubed, which help for a short period before hanging again. Since this was still the original starter, he opted to replace the complete starter rather than just the bendix.
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