I ordered a starter and Bendix from our host last year. Have had it in my garage on the island. Ordered starter and Bendix when present starter failed last year. When I got the starter out last year saw that the pin had fallen out.Made a pin. I now think the Bendix is weak as I was able to push the Bendix back and insert the pin. Didn't use the new starter and new bendix as I repaired the old one (last year ) before new starter and new Bendix arrived from our host. Bendix came loose a week ago. Just Ordered another starter and Bendix from our host. ACME electric here in Seattle has been in business since the 1940's. They have rebuilt many starters and generators for me as through the years my Wife and I have collected tractors. Mainly ones with three points. Tool ACME electric has for compressing the Bendix is a very old tool , wish I had one. Technician told me starter needed to be in engaged position. It is in closed position. When I go back to the San Juans want to have a starter to put on the tractor. Having a starter with a loose Bendix is a concern . do not want the Bendix to come loose and tear up the flywneel
Tried to spin the Bendix to engaged position with wire wheel on my grinder. Didn't work as my grinder is probably not powerful enough . Any information you know regarding replacing the pin would be appreciated.