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Thread: E36 starter won't engage flywheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by MParallel View Post
    pre-engaged? Never heard of that. And mine sure wasn't and so isn't the one I replaced it with.
    That just means you don't understand the use of the terms. It's pretty common.

    Pre-engaged means it engages the pinion before turning. Bendix is helical and the spinning throws the pinion into the flywheel already spinning. They look completely different.
    Last edited by E36328Coupe; 04-17-2018 at 02:20 PM.
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