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    Quote Originally Posted by Retiredwarhorses View Post
    Check the flex plate for missing teeth, if it just tryís to engage at times and wonít, ďnot grindingĒ thatís a bad bendix or weak solenoid, not enough power to shoot the bendix out far enough to engage the flex plate.
    simplest solution is to just replace the starter...
    It looks like I have some flat teeth on a part of the flexplate. Ugh. Iíll definitely get a new starter, too.

    As I canít leave this overnight where I can work on it....
    How long will it take to swap the flex plate?







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    That's a tough question with MANY variables. Flex plate easy. Getting to it time consuming.

    How fast can you spin wrenches? How many Red Bull's? How many honey do's in between?

    Even with my NASCAR hat on it's a guessing game.

    So with all the right parts on the bench?
    Jacks on the floor?
    Bolts not rusted / busted?
    Everything coming apart with minimal swear words?
    No blood shed?
    No dirt / fluids in the eye's?
    Additional technical or muscle helps shows up on time?
    No additional problems found?
    Fix the kids bike tire
    Remove and replace flex plate, quick
    And put it all back together
    and test drive???

    In my drive way give it a week, I work slow.

    Not something that's going down it front of AutoZone. CAMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milcommoguy View Post
    That's a tough question with MANY variables. Flex plate easy. Getting to it time consuming.

    How fast can you spin wrenches? How many Red Bull's? How many honey do's in between?

    Even with my NASCAR hat on it's a guessing game.

    So with all the right parts on the bench?
    Jacks on the floor?
    Bolts not rusted / busted?
    Everything coming apart with minimal swear words?
    No blood shed?
    No dirt / fluids in the eye's?
    Additional technical or muscle helps shows up on time?
    No additional problems found?
    Fix the kids bike tire
    Remove and replace flex plate, quick
    And put it all back together
    and test drive???

    In my drive way give it a week, I work slow.

    Not something that's going down it front of AutoZone. CAMO
    Thatís all very helpful, thank you.

    Iím still curious what a real Hmmwv mechanic (like retiredwarhorses) would charge to do this for me. No bike tires, no blood in the face etc. I just figured the people that work on them all the time might be able to chime in and tell me what a reasonable timeframe to get this done would be.

    8 hours Iíd imagine? Reasonable?




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    Quote Originally Posted by nbkbjy1 View Post
    @Retiredwarhorses - appreciate the feedback. With all the parts on hand, how many hours would it take to replace the flexplate & starter?
    Itís easily 8hrs

    the only shop in SoCal would be Tustin Hummer...
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