5th Starter Replacement... Bendix won't disengage

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5th Starter Replacement... Bendix won't disengage

Postby christinacschneider » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:14 am

Hi All, I'm new to this forum and would love your thoughts on my issue.

In 2015, I had my starter replace. It went out again twice in 2016 but under warranty. In the June 2017, the starter went out AGAIN and I found out it had chewed up my fly wheel. A costly repair even after I asked for them to check the flywheel. So upset. It was making sounds yesterday, so I took it back in today and sure enough the Bendix wasn't disengaging!!

Something has to be burning up the starter????? bad parts??? I'm at a loss.

Help!!


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Re: 5th Starter Replacement... Bendix won't disengage

Postby amc49 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:03 pm

If the flywheel has damage it can tear up every starter put in the car..........................

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Re: 5th Starter Replacement... Bendix won't disengage

Postby EdBwoy » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:19 pm

Any idea if the replacement starters are/were OEM infiniti?

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Re: 5th Starter Replacement... Bendix won't disengage

Postby christinacschneider » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:45 am

Yes, the new starter and new flywheel were both OEM parts. Both installed in June 2017.

It seems so strange that the starter would go out again 3 months later... they are blaming it on a bad part, but I just have a hard time with that considering the history...

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Re: 5th Starter Replacement... Bendix won't disengage

Postby EdBwoy » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:22 pm

Yes, Christina this seems very odd to me. I'm hoping you at least have the consolation of a warranty in the parts, although warranted labor might be difficult to get.

Is the work being done at an Infiniti dealership? Ask them to buy and install the proper starter bolts as well. And just compare them to what is currently installed. I think an improperly shimmed starter could cause engaging issues.
I mean is this issue sudden or does it creep up on you gradually?

Edit:
Might you have any pictures handy?


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