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My 2003 VW 2.0 5 speed.... after auto starts the starter

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Richardson my 2003 VW 2.0 5 speed.... after auto starts the starter continues to whirr a bit.... what is the problem and what do I do to fix this
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Greg replied 1 year ago.

Hi .

This is normally just a problem with the starter bendix .

Two options replace the starter motor ot have the bendix drive replaced .

Most cases better to replace and getv the core price back on your old starter .

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I researched the problem further and you were incorrect. Once you remove the covering on the started there are small gears in the back of the starter that needed greased.
Expert:  Greg replied 1 year ago.

Hi .

Yes as said this is the bendix drive you managed to get away with greasing the reduction drive gears as to say on this type, if you was able to grease then even better .

In many case when the drive gears drys up the gears have a lot of play .

Lets hope this is all that is needed and later does not cause you any more problems .

Kindest regards Greg