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My starter engages and trys to start but then it disengages before truck can start. 96 Chevy z71

I took the dust cover off and the starter is going all the way into the flywheel during start. But it wll just turn over 2 or 3 times when it disengages. Is it the cylinoid? I bought sum shims but read and heard they really aint good and I didn't want to shim it. I been adjusting the screws to make sure i got it even, but same problem. Did take it off and hooked it to the battery and it spun fast,. help

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Sounds like a weak bendix drive

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1.The shims go between the starter body, and the engine block. These are installed to space the starter drive gear, away from the flywheel. They are only used if needed.

2.There is a gap that you need between the starter gear teeth, and the flywheel teeth. This gap should be about 3/32nd's of an inch, to 1/8th of an inch. With a flashlight, and a ruler, measure between the outside edge of the starter drive gear teeth, and the outside edge of the flywheel teeth.

Too close, when starting the vehicle it sounds very metallic, and like you're grinding corn.
Too far away, and the teeth don't engage properly, and you'll KNOW it! Sounds like a metallic 'zing', as the teeth skip. (Also it won't be long, and you'll be replacing the starter drive, and the flywheel!)

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SOURCE: starter not working after replacing: need shims???

if there are shims when you take out the starter then put the same back in if there is Not starter shims then it should not need them.

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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

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SOURCE: On my 1990 Camaro RS the starter is clicking while turning engine

Check battery condition. Sounds partly flat to me OR the earth straps that should be from starter to engine OR earth strap from body to engine is not connected properly.

Simply connect volt meter to battery earth and earth on starter and crank....if more than 0.2v then earth circuit is faulty.

Repeat as above but from +ve battery terminal to +ve on starter.....must be less than 0.2v or faulty wiring on this circuit.

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SOURCE: chevy 2001 z71 truck abs

You need to check the codes for the ABS system.You probably have a bad sensor.The pads or fluid have nothing to do with the ABS brakes.The problem is usually one of the front hubs.These can be monitored with a scan tool .While driving slow and making turns you will see the mph drop to zero and this is when the pedal will go to the floor.The cause is usually a hair line crack in the reluctor ring in the hub.This is not repairable.The complete hub needs to be replaced.Hope this helps.Good luck.

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