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starter tearing up my flywheel teeth

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by burbnthedsrt, Apr 24, 2002.

  1. burbnthedsrt

    burbnthedsrt Registered Member

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    My starter was killing my flywheel teeth. With 1,2, or 3 shims
    it is to far away still. So i pulled the trany and tc and replaced flywheel. After a few good starts back to sos. PLease help if you can.
     
  2. 89Blazin

    89Blazin 1/2 ton status

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    Did you install a new starter? If not, and you probably will...there is a difference in starters for an automatic and stick. I had installed one into my Burb which is automatic. The starter came off of a stick shift. When I finally put the correct starter in....all was well in the world.
     
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    Could be a bad selenoid in your starter too, not pushin the gear out far enought to engage the flywheel.
    Marty--
     
  4. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    First fill out your profile and we will know to some degree what setup you have.
    I recently put on a high torgue mini starter and couldnt' figure out why I was chewing teeth also. I had the aluminum flywheel cover off, for other reasons. Once that was back in place, no more nashing teeth.
     
  5. riz

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    <font color=blue> O.k. , that weird ........ As we speak, my Blazer just whines real loud when I try to start it .........It never turns over ........ I don't have on a flywheel cover either .......Why would that make a difference ?
     
  6. HarryH3

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    Riz, you have the classic symptom of a sticking solenoid. Replace the solenoid and your starter should work fine.
     
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    It must correct the angle between the block and the tranny is all that I can figure. The starter I had was sticking, not all the time. When I put the cover and braces on it stopped and has yet to do it again.
     
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    <font color=blue> I'll do that ...thanks !
     

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