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Grinding i replaced the starter and silinoid the starter grinds and spins any idea what this could be this is the fifth starter could it be the fly wheel

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  • nick b Mar 12, 2009

    we tried that also we were told it cant be shimmed the guy i got it from told us it had a 231 inline but no one ever heard of that it should be a 258 i dont know if this has anything to do with it

  • nick b Mar 12, 2009

    this jeep has us goin crazy its in great shape but cant drive it unless we catch it in gear

  • nick b Mar 12, 2009

    however i did start it yesterday it seemed like it only catches in certain spots im guessin that would mean its the flywheel

  • nick b Mar 13, 2009

    thanks is it goin to be a big project to change them

  • nick b Mar 13, 2009

    ok thank you

  • nick b Mar 14, 2009

    does the flywheel have reversed threads

  • nick b Mar 14, 2009

    i cant break the bolts on the flywheel there is no way to wedge it the book only shows for a four cilinder we try and it turns the crank

  • nick b Mar 15, 2009

    i was lookin at the flywheels they are different the one on there now doesnt have as many holes as the new one the new one has the clutch holes and smaller hole that go all the way threw im wonderin if the one that is on there is the wrong one any idea also how would i line them up if they are diff

  • nick b Mar 15, 2009

    ok we got ther new flywheel in now the clutch goes to the floor we blead several times grinds when we try to put it in gear any ideas

  • nick b Mar 15, 2009

    ok we got ther new flywheel in now the clutch goes to the floor we blead several times grinds when we try to put it in gear any ideas

  • nick b Mar 17, 2009

    flywheel in and hydralic throtle barring now wont go in to gear

  • nick b Mar 17, 2009

    any help

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It could be the flywheel, but try putting different size shims in between the starter and engine.The starter might be a little to tight against the flywheel. You should be able to get the starter shims at any auto parts store, or ask where you can get some.

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  • Richard Delahant Mar 12, 2009

    You didn't mention you did that, or I would not have suggested it.We need full info on what people did, tried, etc, so that we don't tell you to do what already was done. If it is catching in certain spots, it's the flywheel.

  • Richard Delahant Mar 13, 2009

    Have to drop the transmission, if it's 4wd, drop the transfer case, both drive shafts, It is a job. If you do the job, on some flywheels there is a weight on them, mark the position where it is, and put the new one on in the same position.

  • Richard Delahant Mar 14, 2009

    Get a heavy duty screwdriver or pry bar, put it between the teeth of the flywheel and pyr against the hosing while an asisstant is turning the bolts, use a hammer and rap on the wrench counter clockwise.

  • Richard Delahant Mar 15, 2009

    After market parts sometimes do not look the same as what's on the vehicle, if it is the same diameter, and as long as the bolt holes line up, you should be ok.

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