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Questions: My starter on 1947CJ2A grinds and the bendix will not activate. What are my alternatives?
Question By: Daniel Herrera on Jun 3 2015 12:00 AM
We have new bendix drive gears and flywheel ring gears available that should fix your problem. Or we can do like above and rebuild yours. If your 12 volt we even have new hi-torque starters available.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 4 2015 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1943 Willys MB that has been converted to a 12v system. The starter looks like the one on your website listed as a 6v. The starter does not have a bendix on it. The armature has a bad spot on it and needs replacing. Will the 6v starter work on a 12v system? Can I send my starter to you guys and have it rebuilt if I cannot find a replacement starter?
Question By: Michael Scanlan on Mar 1 2015 12:00 AM
We can rebuild your old one no problem. Yes a 6 volt starter will work on a 12 volt system for a while but it will eventually burn out. We also have 12 volt high torque aftermarket starters available too.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 2 2015 12:00 AM
Questions: 1949 willys mechecal ingage starter want to change to 12 volt key start starter
Question By: Jack on Jan 29 2015 12:00 AM
We have 12 volt hi-torque gear reduction starters. Please call us toll free and we can ID what you need.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 29 2015 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 47 cj2a and my starter turns the engine over once or twice slowly then it just stops. I'm using a new fully charged battery. Do you think I need a new starter like this one?
Question By: Chris on Feb 11 2013 12:00 AM
This is a rebuilt starter. You will need to send it in. We do have brand new hi torque starters if you are running 12volt too. Part number: A1245-12V available.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Feb 12 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: I recently took title to my father's 48 CJ2A. I noticed that he had a newer 8 V battery installed which makes the starter turn over faster. Is this a concern for the electrical system (which is a 6 V system)? Rob
Question By: Rob on Jan 3 2013 12:00 AM
Alot of people do this. It is perfectly normal. I would just go thru your electrical system and make sure everything seems to be in good order and all connections are tight.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 3 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a cj3a... 6 volt starter....I have converted to 12v system... will a 12 volt that's for a cj3b work on my 3a with L-134 engine, or will I have to stay with 6 volt starter...?
Question By: Anonymous on Oct 19 2012 12:00 AM
The CJ-3A takes part number: 641157-12V
Answer By: Willys Tech on Oct 22 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1945 MB and the autolite starter says MZ 4109 i was wondering if this starter was 6 or 12 Volt, and weather it was original for the motor?
Question By: Ryan on May 1 2012 12:00 AM
It should say MZ-4113. Sounds like you have an unoriginal starter motor. Please call me toll free. We may be able to help out.
Answer By: Willys Tech on May 2 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Is there a 12 volt replacement for the autolite MZ-4113 6 volt starter?
Question By: Anonymous on Apr 23 2012 12:00 AM
The part number is: A1245-12V
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 24 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Hello - I am re-building a 1942 GPW that was converted to 12V. The starter motor is working, but has one ear on the front bell-mount broken (I still have piece for possible welding) and the bendix does not have the small light-weight return spring. I can't tell if the starter is truely a 12v or just a 6v unit that is running off of 12v (It matches the 6v images I have seen.) Can you sell a small spring & front bell-mount (Also I may decide to use your bendix drive kit)
Question By: Philip on Jan 1 1970 12:00 AM
Your starter is still probably 6volt. We do sell the bendix part number: A17702 and we do have new hi-torque 12volt starters part number: A1245-12V
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 5 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: how u tell if 6 volt or 12 volt 1942 jeep willys?????
Question By: Anonymous on Aug 7 2011 12:00 AM
The best way is check your battery. Also look at your generator it will be stamped.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Aug 8 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: Will this starter work with a 12 volt conversion system?
Question By: Mike on Mar 9 2011 12:00 AM
Yes, this will work just fine.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 10 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: Can I order the starter now and then send you the old starter later, Is there a deposit that can be refunded when you receive the old starter?
Question By: John stannard on Jan 26 2011 12:00 AM
Please call us toll free. I can go over some options for you.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 27 2011 12:00 AM