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No, the gears aren't timed in any way. Just put them back like they came out.Today, I removed the reduction gear cover. The C gear and shaft came out with the cover. The A B gear also slid out. Are these gears timed in any way? Is there any specific way for reinstallation?
No, these starters don't have a bendix. The starter stays engaged with the gear, but the gear has a one-way bearing. After the engine starts, the one-way bearing allows the engine to turn, but not the starter.Looking at the starter itself, it looks like this starter is not like a Bendix starter. The starter drive gear does not retract. Is this how this starter works? Does the starter gear stay engaged to the AB gear? If yes, does this starter continuously turn with engine running? Not sure I understand how starter engages and disengages.
Yes, there is a rebuild kit that you can buy to rebuild it yourself.Finally, what repair options do I have. Is there a rebuild kit, take to a shop, replace with new?