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I have a Bolens 1886 with Kohler k482 engine. Starter Bendix…

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I have a Bolens 1886 with Kohler k482 engine. Starter Bendix Type Drive (with overrunning clutch). What is the purpose of the detent ball with spring inside the starter gear?

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?

Its early 80s. If you are not familiar with this exact type of Bendix, you would not know of this detent and reason for it.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes. Have rebuilt entire engine. Done many engines in the past. Never saw a Bendix like this.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I've done many searches online and cannot find description of this device.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

Not covered in the Kohler service manual for this engine, but if it is a detent ball and spring, it is used to hold the gear in place until engine starts. What is issue with it?

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