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Inertia Bendix Removal At Home


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#1 blacktulip

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 01:12 PM

What's the best way to remove an inertia bendix from a starter motor?

#2 wile e coyote

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 01:16 PM

I've only ever successfully removed and refit with the correct clamp tool....there's surprising amount of tension that needs containing...



#3 big john

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 04:49 PM

I've done it before by using two large pairs of vise-grips (mole-grips?). Clamped the spring with a pair of the grips on each side. Got it just tight enough where I could remove the round wire clip on the end.



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Posted 20 May 2020 - 11:30 PM

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I did this in the end to an old vice I had laying about




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