Shredding a starter motor??

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  1. smack

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    I'm posting this for my brother who recently had to replace his starter motor. When he took the old one off, a whole barrage of metal pieces came falling out. This was a NAPA starter only a year and a half old. He said there were no original shims.
    Anyone know what would cause this???

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    What did the metal pieces come from? Were the starter teeth or flywheel teeth shot, or was it from a physical failure of the starter itself?
     
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    He said the flywheel was fine and the teeth of the starer gear were okay but all the other crap from inside the starter was shattered.
    ?????
     
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    So the starter failed. Replace it. Don't think any external forces would act to cause that problem, the teeth are the only non-internal metal to metal contact.
     

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