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Basically the answer is "no". You should leave both the ring gear on the flywheel (standard shift tranny) or flexplate (automatic tranny) and the gear on the Bendix dry. As @elmerfud stated, as long as the starter is shimmed to spec for its engagement, you'll have no issues with it. Both the ring gear and the Bendix gear are built to take the punishment. ...


This is one of those solid "maybe" answers. If you have access, I would consult the manufacturers assembly/repair manuals for your vehicle. That will be the most correct information for you. In my experience it is generally not done, but in most cases a small amount won't hurt. It is not a continuously lubricated part nor is it usually something that is ...

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