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having problems with starters

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by halftop, Nov 27, 2001.

  1. halftop

    halftop Registered Member

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    I have a 76 Blazer with starter problems. I've been through
    seven starters. Each time its the samething. Engages the flywheel hard. I shim the stater with full and half shims
    it will last a couple of weeks to a couple of months. Then
    it happens again. Any suggestion or advice would greatly
    help. The blazer has a manual transmission and a np 205
    transfer case.
     
  2. Blazer_Boy

    Blazer_Boy 1/2 ton status

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    Out of spec flywheel or where your starter bolts to has been shaved (incorrectly) by a previous owner?

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  3. halftop

    halftop Registered Member

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    the motor was out of my chevelle, but the flywheel is the correct one for the blazer 168 teeth. i checked all the parts stores and asked if there is a difference in the starters between automatic and manual. they said no. the same starter i used in my chevelle, is the same one i used in the blazer. i even use the factory bracket that bolts to the back of the starter to the motor nothing changes..
     
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    Well if it doesn't sound gnarly when its cranking over and when its off the gear isn't engaged, maybe its something else. Have you even considered getting a heat shield so the starter doesn't soak up too much heat.

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    sometimes it is perfect, sometimes it grinds, sometimes it breaks the nose off the starter? it took me 4 starters to realize something was wrong..... turned out to be the flywheel, although it looked fine, apparently it wasn't.

    greg ( man that is an annoying problem to look at the bendix engagement and it all looks OK, only to have it destroy itself on the next crank////)
     
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    I had a similar problem with my 76'. it ended up being that the starter that I started with had a raised spot (cast shim looking thing) on the mounting spot on the snout, and the starter that part stores kept giving me was flat when I would shim it out to where it would fit right the started gear would hardly touch the flywheel and bind up. I finally got the right starter and no problems since. Just a thought though.....








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