I aquired a malfunctioning Alfine 11 and disassembled it to see what was going on. When I removed the gears assembly from the hub shell, i found that the "sun gear 4 slide spring" was bent out of round and loose inside the hub. When I put the spring back in the groove, the part that juts out is now hitting the part that juts out on the "carrier 3 slide spring". Also, I was not able to see how the "Carrier hold plate" was seated in the hub, as it just fell out upon removal. It looks like there was a notch in the carrier hold plate that slides into a groove on the Hub Axle Unit to keep it from rotating. This notch appears to be sheered off. I suspect this is the cause of the malfunction. The guy claimed that the hub worked in gears 1-6 only. Can anyone confirm the existence of a notch on the carrier hold plate / shed any other light on this?
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