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That's kind of what it sounds like. Had that problem with my tractor. Was terrified I was going to see IMS.Cost?Loren, if you are ever in Akron I owe you dinner.

Relatively cheap as unless the Bendix drive on the front of the starter or the flywheel have already been chewed to death, all that is needed is to pull the starter, clean the Bendix drive (WD40 will do fine), and then lubricate it (we use a dry Teflon spray from DuPont) and you are back in business.

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So no new started needed?

No, usually not, unless the Bendix drive is really chewed up. If the gear on the nose of the starter looks OK, just clean and lubricate the Bendix drive shaft assembly so the gear moves back and forth easily, and it's "Miller time"................

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