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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big83chevy4x4, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    i finely get my truck running after 2 weeks (too long of a story). when i start it (good used starter) it makes one hell of a racket when cranking over. it its about 4x as loud as it should sound. i was told the starter was too far from the flexplate. is this correct? he said to put a half shim in it to rotate it closer to the flexplate. seems like it would work .
    ive never had this problem and have no idea what it could be.
    any help is apreciated.
     
  2. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I had the sam prob when I got my K5, the starter is too far from the flexplae. Shim it under the outer bolt until you have 1/8" clearance between the starter shaft and flexplate, use a 1/8" drill bit as a guage.
     
  3. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    ok thanks /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  4. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Out of all the small block chevys I've wroked on in my life I have never had to shim a starter. I guess I have heard of people doing it, but I don't understand why this should ever be required. The only thing I can think of is the starter is messed up or something. Give me an in depth explanation of what you figure out.
     
  5. big83chevy4x4

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    ive never had to shim a SBC starter before either, thats why i posted this. i don't want to ruin the teeth on the ring gear so ill get it done probably tommorrow.
     
  6. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Out of all the small block chevys I've wroked on in my life I have never had to shim a starter. I guess I have heard of people doing it, but I don't understand why this should ever be required.

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    I agree with you there.! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  7. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Out of all the small block chevys I've wroked on in my life I have never had to shim a starter. I guess I have heard of people doing it, but I don't understand why this should ever be required. The only thing I can think of is the starter is messed up or something. Give me an in depth explanation of what you figure out.

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    Same here, too. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  8. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I had to shim mine on the 406 but not the old 350. Imperfections in the castings.
     

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