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Sounds like my third starter is going out, one a year since I got my 2018
My dealer in Soldotna Ak.doesn’t sell Roxors anymore.
 
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Is it a common problem? I have an 18 no issues, is it a common starter?
 
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Is it a common problem? I have an 18 no issues, is it a common starter?
From what I’ve seen here and Facebook groups the starters are problem prone, Primarily from being in mud and water. They are not sealed very well seems to be the consensus for the root cause. That said my 18 is on the original starter but I did buy a spare for when the time comes. But I also avoid water and mud so it may be awhile, but who knows. once its replaced the bad starter will be sent off to get rebuilt at our local starter and battery shop. I figured that’s the best plan of action for a known trouble part, especially given the recent parts shortages that Mahindra and every parts manufacturers seem to be having as of lately.
 
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Txroadkill, thanks that is good info, I will keep an eye on mine, as I just moved to an area with mud and a bunch of creeks ( very different from dry humid free Utah) 😆 lol
 
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I wonder if being up in Alaska has anything to do with it. Cold weather means it could be cranking much more and longer than vehicles in warmer climates. The average life of a starter motor is really not that long to begin with, at about 5 to 10 hours max, but it's reduced only by a few seconds each time, unless you need to crank it and crank it in cold weather in very thick oil and a very stiff engine. Add all these factors up and the load on the starter is MUCH more than warmer climates. Now she's being abused like a red headed stepchild, but what can you do when it's so cold.
 
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These starters hate water. If they get under water, you will have problems and probably be replacing it. Just some fyi from experience. Second starter has never been under water and all is fine. I don't know if that is what caused your problem, could be just a bad starters.
 
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Have you tried having them rebuilt, I doubt the brushes are worn out. Mine has been not engaging a few time so far this winter.
 
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From what I’ve seen here and Facebook groups the starters are problem prone, Primarily from being in mud and water. They are not sealed very well seems to be the consensus for the root cause. That said my 18 is on the original starter but I did buy a spare for when the time comes. But I also avoid water and mud so it may be awhile, but who knows. once its replaced the bad starter will be sent off to get rebuilt at our local starter and battery shop. I figured that’s the best plan of action for a known trouble part, especially given the recent parts shortages that Mahindra and every parts manufacturers seem to be having as of lately.
I sent my starter to a starter / alternator repair shop and he couldn't fix it or rebuild it, couldn't find the replacement parts needed
 
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Well that is disappointing to hear. Anybody know of a different starter that might work?
 
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