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1997 4x4 blazer i drop a shim down ware the starter goes into the flywheel leave it or how do i get it out

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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emissionwiz
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SOURCE: replacing starter on my 98

I can tell u that the starter was put togeather wrong, most likely the wrong started drive was used.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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dennymulford
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SOURCE: changed engine,starter hitting flywheel

did you put the shims back in the starter?

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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SOURCE: starters grinding

any model made after the 6 month is the next year model ( look inside your driver side door ) you should have the sticker that has your date on it,and try a 97 starter, it fits and lines up, ( and its a bigger starter )hope that helps you out

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: dose the 99 Blazer have shims in between the

Some do and some don't. It depends on the fit between the starter and the block. If you take your starter off and there is some there, put them back in. If there is none don't put any in. You'll have to try it and see if they have to come out or stay. Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

Big Kwan
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SOURCE: after installing a rebuilt starter

The loud click you are hearing is the solonoid kicking in, the is most probably a problem within the starte motor itself. after the solonoid kicks in the starter motors second stage should kick in and start turning the engine.

Posted on Feb 15, 2011

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Sorry! How do I remove a unscrews starter from a 95 chevy blazer?


Remove "unscrews" and we have a starting point.;O)

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When starting car starter makes a screeching noise, starter is new


On GM starters,you have to check the clearance between the starter pinion and the flywheel.The usual tool used to determine the clearance is a large paper clip,bend the end out,use a screwdriver to engage the pinion to the flywheel,and see if the paper clip will fit in the valley of the flywheel teeth.Or, just get a couple of shims,and try adding shims until the screech goes away.

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WAS HAVEING PROBLEM WITH SARTER BECAUSE MY FLYWHEEL WAS MISSING TEETH JUST PUT IN NEW FLYWHEEL AND CLUTCH STILL HAVING PROBLEMS GETTING IT TO START DONT KNOW IF ITS SHIMED WRONG OR IF ITS THE WRONG STARTER...


It may be the starter dive teeth are worn from hitting the flywheel. Replace the starter drive or easier yet just install a rebuilt starter. If there were shims in the old one replace the shims in the proper location or you may need to either leave them out or add more to be sure the starter drive is properly engaging the flywheel.

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90 blazer, starter problems, grinding at flywheel, tried, new bolts, shims, and new starter, how often do you have to use 1/2 shims?


inspect fly wheel good could have bad ring gear. check torque convertor bolts they are tigth. with starter bolted up NO SHIMS push out pinion gear and check clearance at flywheel teeth . you can use a feeler gauge (ROUND DIAMETER) measure clearance between top of flywheel ring gear tooth & bottom tooth of pinion tooth on starter clearance should be 0.01-0.06inchs. can ge shim in different gauges. DONT USE MORE THAN 2 SHIMS. some times you have to shim them but not often most of the time if use shims have a flywheel issue.

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The starter in my 95 Isuzu is going how do i replace it


I have pasted the procedure from autozone.com below, but I also recommend you read my starter post at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5973094-starter_replace and let me know if you have questions.

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands.
  3. Label and disconnect the battery and starter control wires from the starter.
  4. If equipped, remove the starter bracket and/or heat shield.
  5. Remove the starter-to-engine mounting bolts.
  6. Lower the starter from the engine. If any shims are present, keep them for reinstallation purposes.

To install:
  1. Install the starter and shims, if equipped, to the engine. Tighten the mounting bolts to 30-34 ft. lbs. (39-44 Nm).
  2. Install the starter bracket and/or heat shield, if equipped.
  3. Reconnect the electrical connectors to the starter.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6. Start the vehicle to make sure the starter functions correctly.


SHIMMING


Starter noise during cranking and after the engine fires is often a result of too much or tool little distance between the starter pinion gear and the flywheel. A high pitched whine during cranking (before the engine fires) can be caused by the pinion and flywheel being too far apart. Likewise, a whine after the engine starts (as the key is released) is often a result of the pinion-flywheel relationship being too close. In both cases flywheel damage can occur. Shims are available in various sizes to properly adjust the starter on its mount. In order to check and adjust the shims, you will also need a flywheel turning tool, available at most auto parts stores.
If your vehicle's starter emits the type of noise previously described, follow the shimming procedure below:

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely using jackstands.
  3. Remove the torque converter/flywheel cover from the bottom of the bell housing.
  4. Using the flywheel turning tool, turn the flywheel and examine the flywheel teeth. If damage is evident, the flywheel should be replaced.

Most starters are equipped with an access hole in which a small screwdriver or prybar may be inserted to push the starter pinion outward into contact with the flywheel.
  1. Move the starter pinion and clutch assembly so the pinion and flywheel teeth mesh. If necessary, rotate the flywheel so that a pinion tooth is directly in the center of the two flywheel teeth and on the centerline of the two gears, as shown in the accompanying illustration.

Normal pinion-to-flywheel clearance is about 0.01-0.06 in. (0.5-1.5mm).
  1. Check the pinion-to-flywheel clearance by using a 0.020 in. (0.5mm) wire gauge (a spark plug wire gauge may work here, or you can make your own). Make sure you center the pinion tooth between the flywheel teeth and the gauge-NOT in the corners, as you may get a false reading. If the clearance is under this minimum, shim the starter away from the flywheel by adding 0.04 in. (1mm) shims one at a time to the starter mount. Check clearance after adding each shim, but do not use more than 2 shims.
  2. If the clearance is over 0.060 in. (1.5mm), shim the starter towards the flywheel. Broken or severely mangled flywheel teeth are also a good indicator that the clearance here is too great. Shimming the starter towards the flywheel is done by adding shims to the outboard starter mounting pad only. Check the clearance after each shim is added. Add 0.013 in. (0.33mm) shims at this location, one at a time, but do NOT add a total of more than 4 shims.

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WHEN I CRANK MY BLAZER I HEAR A GRINDING NOISE WHEN I TURN THE KEY TO CRANK IT....SOMEONE said something about the shins ( starter),,,someone said water pump....someone said radiator


I don't see how the noise you hear could be coming from the water pump or radiator but yes it could be coming from not having the starter shimmed out far enough from the ring gear. Did you change the starter or do anything prior to hearing this noise?

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You need starter shims between the starter motor and the engine block. shims are availble at your auto part store.

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is this a screeching sound of it is then, you may need to adda shim between starter and the mounting surface. Double check all wiring to starter and make sure they are not broken especially wire to the bendix of the starter (starter selonoid). Get back top me if you need more help. Thanks for using FIX YA

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did you put the shims back in the starter?

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Did the original starter have shims? It may need some. Get a delco starter and new bolts. Rebuilt non delco starters give trouble and do not last. Check flywheel teeth.

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