View Full Version : Starter motor. Replacement or repair

04-01-2014, 10:44 AM
Hi. I'm in desperate need of either a new stater motor bendix (mines shattered) or a complete new starter motor for Peggy Sue. The Chrysler part no: is 1689340, and Autolite part no: is MDM-6001

Anyone know of a source in the UK, or USA with fast shipping option ?

many thanks

rock on

billy whizz
04-01-2014, 11:39 AM
There is a good repair article in Classic American recently....(or was it the solenoid).

That starter will be a bit heavy, so shipping from the USA will be a killer. You might be better off going to US Automotive and waiting a couple of weeks for them to ship it over. It will cost you about the same as direct shipping because US Auto know how to stack their prices, but at least you have the reassurance of being able to return faulty goods and a UK source to honour any guarantee.

Be careful buying off RockAuto, they play cute little tricks to screw excessive postal charges out of you.

04-01-2014, 01:32 PM
Are there any starter shops over there that specialize in starter repair? I know of a great shop here. They fixed my '60 Fury starter and it was total trash.

If you sent me your old starter I could definitely drop it by for you and ship it back to you. That would probably be a week turn around time as far shipping and fixing and then reshipping. That might be a bit expensive shipping the thing twice however.

You could call up John at Big M and see if he has a good used one thats in operating shape. Probably the easiest/cheapest route.

04-01-2014, 02:12 PM
Same here, we have two shops here that do starter overhauling. I've used them and the starters come back like new......
I can offer you the same deal as Austin...........

04-01-2014, 04:16 PM
Thanks for the advice guys. My mechanic said if I could get a new "bendix" he could probably repair it. Anyone got one of those to sell ? :-)

04-01-2014, 05:00 PM
For Dodge (and others) the tooth count on the flywheel changed from 56 to 57 ... So make sure the tooth count on your replacement starter/bendix is the same. I've seen replacement bendix on ebay. I bought a used replacement starter from Big M but it was VERY heavy.

04-01-2014, 07:40 PM
I should have a good used one here. I will take a look tomorrow.

04-01-2014, 07:52 PM
Way to go Dean, It will help Danny no end if you have a spare Starter and save him a fortune as Shipping one from the USA wont be cheap..

04-01-2014, 08:42 PM
You guys are great. Thanks so much for all this help :-)

billy whizz
04-02-2014, 07:47 AM
How many other models and years were yours used on - anyone know??

I imagine they were in production for a few years.......?

04-02-2014, 07:15 PM
How many other models and years were yours used on - anyone know??

I imagine they were in production for a few years.......?

In general (caveat) the 172 tooth flywheels were used 57-61

04-02-2014, 09:13 PM
O.K, found these today, I take it yours is a two bolt mounting, the one on the left came from a 318. I powered it on the bench and it appears to be good.
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm165/plymouthuk/P1010022_zps13151e1b.jpg (http://s296.photobucket.com/user/plymouthuk/media/P1010022_zps13151e1b.jpg.html)

billy whizz
04-03-2014, 07:41 AM
Will the three bolt work in a two-bolt situation? Are they interchangeable?

04-03-2014, 11:46 AM
It's the one on the left ! :-) Message sent. Nice one Dean :-))))))))))))))))))))))

05-03-2014, 05:09 PM
Hi. I;ve got the different teeth problem on the starter motor bendix. So I have two options. 1. Buy a complete new starter motor, or 2. Source a bendix for my old one which has the lower amount of teeth on it. The starter motor I;ve got is great but will not spin my flywheel due to it having a different fitting (too many teeth)

Can anyone help please ! Poor peggy sue has been sat in the garage for weeks (although I have still been getting bits done to her) Mannnnnnnnny thanks in advance to anyone that can help ! I can/will of course pay :-)