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83 elcamino keeps blowing starters 6 so far in 8 months solenoid stops engaging

A tooth was broken off the flex plate replaced it and the starter lasted 2 months..doin same thing engine has had ballast resistor by passed..it is a 1994 350 four bolt asembled in mexaco..two wires on main power {big lug} and two wires on inside small terminal on solenoid..all rebuilt starters..replaced at no cost by auto store..hell of a warrenty..cost 50.00 each time i replace one..what the hell is goin on ?

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I will try to help. Several things about some starters, I remember there were some which had shims needed for the (starter to block) mounting bolts. Seems like a certain clearance was needed for proper mesh of starter gear to ring gear.

If ring gear was replaced, was there a difference in the number of teeth on the ring gear? Your starter drive needs to match if there was a difference. Either way you need compatibile spacing.

Overadvanced motor. Fighting compression will strain the starter. Now there were some heavy duty starters for big Cadillac motor. But these starters would also mount on a Buick 350. If you have higher compression these heavy duty starters would be a good choice.

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SOURCE: starter/solenoid

on the back of the engine there is a heat shield that those starter wires run through. check and make sure there not shorting out in that area.

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You'll need a starter from a 1993 C2500 Suburban which came with a 454. Assuming you're running a TH400 this should solve your issues.

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look to make sue all wires are on starter sounds like you missed 1 to ingage bendix

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