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    I just put the wires back on the solenoid and it started. So I don't think the teeth are stuck. I'm 99% sure the solenoid is causing my problems. Of course to replace the starter or just the solenoid I need to get the starter out off with the mallet I go
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    Quote Originally Posted by AugustneverEnds View Post
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    Should be easy to remove. I'm going from memory here but you might have to remove the oil filter for clearance though. The stock starters are pretty big so it will take a little oomph to move it out.

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    yep oil filter has been removed. I also took the half shaft off the final drive to get the bolts off the front. Never as simple as the workshop manual makes it look
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    Is it loose from the engine and "trapped" in there, or is it stuck in its mounting position?
    If the latter, a few love-taps should get it loose.

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    stuck in the mounting position. I'm on dinner break before I go back and curse at it some more
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    Quote Originally Posted by AugustneverEnds View Post
    stuck in the mounting position. I'm on dinner break before I go back and curse at it some more
    Beat that thing like a red headed, freckle faced, step child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    IIRC, I think there was some kinda shield...maybe it's getting hung up on that? If not, I'd smack it with a mallet to break it free.

    I'll check my pics to see if there's anything else besides the 3 bolts.

    *edit: I don't see anything in the pics I have. I'm wondering: if the starter is bad, could the part with the teeth be stuck "out" and hung on the flywheel?
    Yes just three bolts and the wires. It may be stuck on the center bolt hole which has a steel guide pin around the bolt. By the way, I put in 50 mm long bolts to use all the threads on the starter. The stock bolts are 45 mm long and are not long enough.
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    What's the status?

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    Probably late but I really liked my starter I got from DMC several years ago. It's much smaller and lighter than the OE part. I liked it so much I bought 2 of them (long story)

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    The Paris Rhone is still in the same place it's been for the last 36 years. What isn't is the tape connecting the solenoid wires together. Now the old PR is spinning on the first key turn every time. Maybe I'll wait until the car goes to bed for the winter to put the Eagle in.

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