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Intresting Starter problem

My 04 sportsman 500 starter is turning but not turning over the engine. When i remove the starter, the gear which it turns moves freely with my finger. I can pull start the machine. Any sugetions let me know
 

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Take the cover off for the pull starter and you should see the starter gears. It has a mechanism that uses a spring and centrifugal force to engage and disengage. Chances are that the gears are stripped, or the spring got shaken out of place or something. When you try and start it it sounds like it's whirring really fast but not turning the motor over correct?
 

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I pulled the recoil housing, water in the housing had cuased the bendix to rust and stick. I cleaned and lubed now everything works. In the future im going to remove the drain pulg after realy wet ride and allow for the housing to dry.

Thanks for the help my 6x6 is coming back togather.
 

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put some silicone on gasket and a little around pull handle, if handle is not seated all the way , water will get in.
 
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