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Does a 1998 chevy blazer need shimmes on the starter?

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Only if the starter grinds when starting. They are used to align the gear on the starter with the flywheel

Posted on Nov 01, 2012

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    louisecromwe Nov 09, 2012

    I have changed the starter 3 times there we're no shims but it stil kicks when I first start it . So I thought maybe with the rebuilt starter I had to put some.I also checked the cap for cracks , nothing. I really don't know what to do , but send it ti GM. That's going to an arm and a leg. Thank you for your help.



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SOURCE: 1999 Chevy Blazer Starter

the starter is located on the passenger side lower motor. it has two bolts in it that hold it in place. it actually goes through a hole/slot in the transmission to the flex plate.

1st. disconnect the negative cable on the battery.
2nd. raise the vehicle safely and place a jack stand under the vehicle out of your way but near where you will be working(for safety).
3rd. remove the two bolts that hold the starter in place.
4th. remove the wires from the back of the starter.
5th. install in reverse order of above.

note: there may be little plates between the starter and the mounting points called shims. if there are then make sure you put them back.

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SOURCE: cylinder 2 misfire on a 1998 chevy blazer

check your plug wires for tears and dont overlap them

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SOURCE: 1998 chevy blazer 4x4 engine will not start no sound at all

Had the same issue, except mine just quit in the middle of an intersection. It was my fuel pump. Check out your fuel filter first, though, as I have heard those can cause the same problems and you might get lucky and only need to replace that. If not, fuel pump is a likely culprit.

Good luck!

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SOURCE: Wiring Diagram 1998 Chevy S-10 starter replacement

The starter has one large cable from the battery positive, and a wire that goes to the solenoid (Part of the starter) that becomes hot when the key ignition is turned to start. This also passes through the neutral safety switch. (So it wont start in gear) Not sure if this is what you need, a little vague.

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