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Stripping starter, but flywheel and starter gear look fine??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. sled_dog

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    Just developed a problem with the starting system in my 97 DD AGAIN. This time the starter makes a stripping sound like a cordless drill when you work it to hard. Dad felt the starter might be loose, it was tight as could be, pulled it out and the inspection cover off the trans and both look fine. Anyone have a thought? I guess I am gonna throw in another brand new starter I have see if it works. Hopefully if it does I don't have the same thing where it lasts me a couple weeks then screws me over again /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Maybe the starter needs to be shimmed?

    Did this start suddenly with an existing starter/flywheel combo or did it start after replacing one of the two?
     
  3. Z3PR

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    Did you rotate the fly wheel too check the teeth all the way around ?? How does the bendex on the starter look ???
     
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    suddenly. I swapped for that other starter and everything is fine.
     
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    It might be the starter drive,or the bushings in the starter are "egged" out,allowing the armature and the drive gear to jump out of mesh with the flexplate--the drive was the culprit in my diesel starter--also loose solenoid bolts can make it not engage correctly.I was hoping it wasnt the flexplate starting to crack at the bolt holes that hold it to the crank--many times the first symptom of a cracked flexplate is the starter acting up--then the clicking noises,then failure--hope thats not the reason!.
    Hey Sled Dog--I was wishing I was in your hometown last night--one of my favorite singers Suzy Bogguss was there last night--She is awesome!--but it doesnt look like she's coming my way again this year. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Hmm wonder where she was playing, probably the Sellersville Theater. Haven't been there yet, it used to be our only movie theater but the fancy resteraunt next door bought it and turned it into a dinner theater thing. Yep just looked it up, was at the sellerville theater, thats about a 1 1/2 miles from my house right through the heart of town.
     
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    Yup--Sellersville theatre,thats the place!--Wish it wasnt so far away,seems every time I want to go to a concert around here,its a hundred or more miles away,I often have to go to Mohegan Sun casino in CT,seems the only place many of the female country singers I like play at in my neck of the woods,its about 90 miles away,Just went to North Stonington fait in S.E. CT saturday to see Tammy Cochran,they had some antique tractor pulls and a few 4x4 truck pulls--it was fun watching a girl in an old 71 K5 with a 307 beat out all the fancy rigs with stacks coming out of the hood!--she left it in second gear low range,and she did a full pull,her ample boobs bouncing along in time to the beat of the front wheels hopping along--you should have heard the crowd cheering when she made the finish line!(maybe they liked her more than the pull! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif).They also had some farm girls in a hay bale contest,throwing bales into a raised front end loader bucket--there were some really NICE looking babes there--but after seeing how they could throw those bales around,one guy near me quipped"I woulndt want to get on her bad side--she'd probably kick the crap out of me!" /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif.We need some entertainment around my area--its really kinda drab and boring around here,all the good concert and fairs places have been sold for Lowe's home centers,Wal Marts and yuppie castles.Sorry for the off topic post--but I cant post in the lounge yet--I plan on joining K5 as soon as I can get the dough up--everytime I have had the money,something else breaks on one of my junks--I need to get a real job--this "backyard mechanic" stuff is getting old,and so am I!. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     

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