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Starter Problem How do I properly shim a starter for a 1998 GMC Sierra C1500 (5.0L). I have a bolt missing and it has caused the starter to be slightly misalligned? I do not know how to shim the starter properly once I replace the missing bolt in the starter.

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If you drop the trans. dust cover on the bottom of the bell housing you should dee your fly wheel. Place your starter in the position and line up the shims (if needed) . adjust the starter in enough to where it clears the torque converter and shim outward if needed

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I have a 1998 gmc sierra 4*4 5.0L automatic . New


every thing you did is about supplying power to the starter and nothing about checking the ground circuit. check the ground circuit as you may find the problem there.

Sep 24, 2014 | 1998 GMC Sierra

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I HAVE A 98 GMC YUKON THAT HAS A COLD START PROBLEM. fIRST START OF THE DAY AFTER THAT RUNS FINE. AND SUGGESTIONS?


sounds to me like your starter isn't shimmed correctly common problem for the 5.0l and 5.7l. your starter isn't meshing with your fly wheel correctly and causing unnecessary strain cause the problems you stated.

Feb 27, 2014 | 1998 GMC Yukon

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How do you check the clearence from the starter to the flywheel


That is not generally an issue, and I don't know how you could check clearance after the starter is bolted up.
As long as you have the correct starter and the starter shims, if the old or original starter had shims, then the clearance should be right. You can check the starter drive gear that engages the flywheel-if it is worn badly, replace the drive gear, or the starter if you don't want to take the starter apart.

Oct 23, 2013 | 1995 GMC Sierra

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STARTER SPINNING VERY FAST,HOWEVER ENGINE WILL NOT FIRE OR START 1998 GMC 1500


if the starter is spinning very fast, that is a clue that the gear on the starter is not engaging with the ring gear on the flywheel. so either the bendix is not moving the starter gear over to engage or there are a bunch of missing teeth on the ring gear. hope it is the first, way cheaper and easier to fix than the second

Aug 29, 2011 | 1998 GMC Sierra

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Have replaced starter 4 times . it kicks back and cracks the starter at the nose . 1986 gmc sierra 350 , v8


On some models of general motors starter shims are required to maintain
the recommended clearance between the starter and flywheel.
If not, then the starter will hang on the flywheel after motor is started and
damage it (The teeth are bottoming out when this occurs). They sell starter shims at
the auto parts store.
Hope this helps.

Mar 21, 2011 | 1986 GMC K1500

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How to replace starter on 98 sierra 5.7 2wd


on passengers side behind tire. disconnect battery, remove two wire connectors on starter, unbolt two starter bolts. New starter sometimes comes with wires attatched, cut old wires leaving lots of excess and splice wires together . Crimp connectors are usually heat shrinks. Be sure to heat them to avaiod moisture from getting into connection.

Jun 20, 2010 | 1998 GMC Sierra

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How to pullout starter on 2000 gmc sierra 4 by 4


4.3L Engine
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Bracket and shield Wires Mounting bolts and shims Starter
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter Mounting bolts and shim. Torque the bolts to 33 ft lbs. (45 Nm). Wires. Torque battery wire nut to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm) and ignition nut to 18 inch lbs. (2 Nm). Bracket and shield. Torque the nuts to 53 inch lbs. (6 Nm). Negative battery cable

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    Fig. Exploded view of the starter motor-4.3L engines.


  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Bracket and shield Wires Mounting bolts and shims Starter
To install:
Install or connect the following:

Starter Mounting bolts and shim. Torque the bolts to 33 ft lbs. (45 Nm). Wires. Torque battery wire nut to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm) and ignition nut to 18 inch lbs. (2 Nm). Bracket and shield. Torque the nuts to 53 inch lbs. (6 Nm). Negative battery cable

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Fig. Exploded view of the starter motor-4.3L engines.

Hope help with this (remember rated and comment this).

Mar 17, 2010 | 2000 GMC Sierra

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My 1986 GMC Sierra Classic K1500 4x4 350 engine has problems starting . The starter hits the flywheel or it meshes but can't turn the flywheel over. The starter is new. Would the battery size have anything...


The starter should have come with shims. You may have to adjust the new starter with the shims, so that the bendix, starter drive, meshes properly with the ring gear.
As long as the battery is fully charged it should turn the engine over.
Please let me know what you find.

Feb 11, 2010 | 1986 GMC K1500

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Draging, really loud when starting


was the starter recently replaced? if yes, needs shims to aling the gears properly. This is a trial and error process. If not, well you need a new starter.

Feb 08, 2010 | 1997 GMC Sierra

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Can i turn the flywheel that connects to the starter by hand


You can take out the spark plugs and turn the motor over by the frt at the bolt that holds the harmonic balancer(or lower pulley),with the plugs out it should turn over pretty easy.

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