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Replaced the third starter and still grinding

I have a 1996 Yukon 5.7 after replacing the starter twice and flywheel I found out the engine is a 1998 or 1999 that requires a different starter. Now I have replaced that twice. When the starter is first replaced it runs fine for a while then I hear the grinding and diffuculty starting every now and then until it is a contant. Help!

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  • jdarling Mar 13, 2009

    We checked the flywheel and it is ok. We keep shimming the starter and it will be ok for about 5 starts and then it starts the grinding sound again.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    how did you do that to change it by you're self?
    yukon 1996 second starter!

  • jdarling Apr 15, 2009

    I would just like to add a follow up on my problem. It is finally fixed. When I took it to another mechanic he found that the first repair shop not only put the flywheel on backwards but drilled out the bolt holes to go over a bolt he couldn't get off and snapped another bolt off. Because he was forcing it on the wrong way he hammered the daylights out of it and bent it. I was never informed that he had a problem. The only thing mentioned was I needed a new starter because he couldn't shim it properly. Never take your vehicle to Acton Auto Inspectors in Acton Mass!

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Your fly wheels shot replace it before replacing the starter again

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