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pbk
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posted August 14, 2004 04:25 PM  
starter sounds like it is grinding on the fly wheel no damage on either starter or flywheel all bolts are tight any help?

mod70
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posted August 14, 2004 06:19 PM           send a private message to pbk   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Is this while starting or when the engine is running? I had an issue with mine rubbing while the engine was running, fixed it with a 3 lb hammer. (basic repair rule: when in doubt, get a bigger hammer) I laid the flex plate (flywheel) on the ground, engine side down, and smacked the center a couple of times. It works.

pbk
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posted August 14, 2004 07:48 PM  
no it only does it when you start it

racer17j
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posted August 15, 2004 12:45 AM  
how old is the starter ? it may be getting tired and going slower so when the motor turns it catching it slightly you can do what racer says and shim it just a little at a time or try a different starter // do you run a cover over the flywheel is there dirt in there and it makes noise every once in a while or on every start

[This message has been edited by stic8 (edited August 15, 2004).]

mod70
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posted August 15, 2004 09:40 AM           send a private message to stic8   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I tend to agree with 17j, it sounds like the bendix might be too close to the flexplate. Try shimming it out just a bit.

19J
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posted August 15, 2004 10:06 AM  
Or the bendix is going out. Cant say i agree with the too close. Ive had 2 starters ruined before and they were too far away and ruining the bendix. 1/8" gap between flywheel teeth and your starter rod that the gear spins on.(sry not techincal lol)

pbk
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posted August 15, 2004 10:09 AM  
it is rebuilt super starter, this has happened a cuople of times,usually after the engine gets hot and a little harder to start. if i shim it do it put the shim on the inside or outside bolt?

stic8
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posted August 15, 2004 11:59 AM  
the shim goes across both bolts its a flat thin piece of metal that look like a popsicle stic with a hole in one end and usually has slot on other end to help deflect some of the heat try to come up with some type of shield keep the heat off of it, you have to experiment with it find a plce to bolt it on becareful of the wires. it sounds like the starter is getting to hot and dragging causeing the noise

Burque
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posted August 16, 2004 12:47 PM  
Well I have had the same problem for like the last month. Before u do any thing I would feel the flywheel all the way around! My flywheel looked great the teeth were straight with square edges all the way around. How I found it was by running my finger around the whole flywheel while under the car. I found there was four teeth a bit shorter then the rest and it would grind at that very spot. I put a new flywheel and its all good now!

Shimming will help if u cant get it started at all, but if it starts some times and then grids the next. It would probably be your starter or flywheel. Good luck!!!

Burque
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posted August 16, 2004 12:56 PM  
Sorry didnít read your last post. Is your starter getting hot? I had a problem with my boat it would do the same, what I found was my ground was touching on the manifold. It was getting way hot and I could not start it after running all day. Feel your ground and your power and make sure there ok. The sound my boat was making was similar to grinding but more of a deep ticking sound.

pbk
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posted August 16, 2004 05:50 PM  
thanks everyone

19J
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posted August 17, 2004 11:05 AM  
Not all of the time will you use a whole shim. Sometimes you use a half. How you tell is get a piece of wire/rod that is 1/8" in dia. stick it between the teeth of your flywheel and the "rod" the starter gear spins on. It should not be a tight fit it should just fit in there. Do this and check the flywheel first. Then shim accordingly. Mine was doing that and it was tooo far away not too close. Ruins starters quick.

    

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