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I think Cardone is the only company left that rebuilds for the larger auto parts retailers. I usually don't have a problem with their rebuilt parts.

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The Rock Auto part is branded "Pure Energy", not sure who that is. I don't imagine many companies are rebuilding these old parts.
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So I'm finally getting around to replacing this starter (life has gotten in the way until now) and I can't get the starter out. I've gotten all the bolts off and the starter pulls away from the engine a little (1/2"-3/4"), but it won't come out. I've twisted and turned and pulled on it to no avail.

Is there a trick to removing this thing?

Also, because I'm a fool and like to fiddle with things, I turned the bendix on the new one and it's now locked in the engaged position. Is that going to cause me issues with getting it in place?
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Sorry, there's no trick to it. You may have to turn the wheel all the way right or left to get it to clear the steering rack but there's no other shortcuts to get it out. As for the new one you can put it on the battery and see if it disengages or put it in the way it is. I've done both.

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I got it. I had to twist and pull and wiggle and pull and use a pry bar and pull but it eventually came loose from the engine. Wiggling it out from there required a few more gymnastics and, yes, turning the wheel all the way left.

I simply installed the new without any trouble from it being in the engaged position. It wasn't easy to get all the bolts started but it's done.

Unfortunately, since it's been sitting for nearly a year, the battery, though new last summer, didn't have enough charge to crank it long enough to start. Well, it actually did start, but wouldn't stay running and then the battery went dead. Hopefully I can get it going later tonight or tomorrow. I think this is the latest "first start of the season" since I've owned it.
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