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Different size shims required


You have to do the measuring of the valve clearance to see what shims are needed to get the required clearance. This is best left to a shop that has a shim kit available. The shims are about $5 each

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Why do I have to put shims in


if your old one had them you should reuse the old ones , when you go to start car lission for a grinding noise or starter gear getting hung up , if its grinding take out shims one at a time till it sounds good ,if its hanging up add shims till you hear it releasing cleanly ,if you need shims most part stores sell them in packs of 4

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Shim location


Shims can be where the starter case meets the bell housing. There are not many models using shims anymore, they were used a lot in GM vehicles, not so much in Ford products.
The gear on the starter drive needs to mesh with the flywheel teeth. Sometimes a starter would rock loose in its mount and wear the starter case or the bell housing. When you try to align the 2 parts, it would throw off the mesh of the gears and teeth. The shims are usually patterned after the shape of the facing of the parts. You may need to go to the Dealer for these shims.

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Replacing a starter on a 97 pontiac transport. New starter stil makes the grinding noise even with the provided shim in place. Hubby not having a good time, Help


I have replaced many of those type starters, and almost never need to use the shim. If the original starter was also aking a grinding noise, you may have a flywheel problem. (not good) If he has not tried it without the shim, have him remove the shim and see what it sounds like. He will only have to remove the front bolt, and loosen the rear bolt to remove the shim. Good luck

Sep 05, 2011 | Pontiac Trans Sport Cars & Trucks

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Im changing my starter and i am not sure what amount of shims i am suppose to use before i bolt the start on.


If you removed the old starter and there were no shims then this will stand true with the new one and if there were shims you should either reuse those or get ones like it what will happen if you dont have shims in the starter is the flywheel will most likely not allow the starter to engage fully and you car will not start the shims are to keep this from happening.

Mar 25, 2011 | 1984 Buick Regal

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90 blazer, starter problems, grinding at flywheel, tried, new bolts, shims, and new starter, how often do you have to use 1/2 shims?


inspect fly wheel good could have bad ring gear. check torque convertor bolts they are tigth. with starter bolted up NO SHIMS push out pinion gear and check clearance at flywheel teeth . you can use a feeler gauge (ROUND DIAMETER) measure clearance between top of flywheel ring gear tooth & bottom tooth of pinion tooth on starter clearance should be 0.01-0.06inchs. can ge shim in different gauges. DONT USE MORE THAN 2 SHIMS. some times you have to shim them but not often most of the time if use shims have a flywheel issue.

Nov 23, 2010 | GMC Jimmy Cars & Trucks

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Do i need to install the shims that come with the front brake pads on the 95 grand marquis


It is not necessary to install the shims. If, after replacing pads and installing caliper, the pads are loose, then you may install one shim at a time until it is tight. Also, if there were no shims on the previous pads, then there is no need to install the shims.

Oct 10, 2010 | 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis

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Need to know how to adjust valves, or a print-out of adjustment procedure and tools reguired. 1989 toyota gt-s corolla 1600 16 valve 4a-ge cal engine


This engine utilizes shims to set proper clearances, you will need a micrometer, valve clearance adjustment tool set for shimmed lifters,small magnetic arm, appropriate shim selecting charts (manufacturer will have this if you can get the nec. measurements).
Measure thickness of shims removed (using micrometer) and use this formula where T=Thickness of old shim; A=Valve clearance measured; N=Thickness of new shim required.
Intake valves:   N = T + (A - 0.02 mm (0.008 in.)) Exh. valves:     N = T + (A - 0.25 mm (0.010 in.))
Then you need to find shims as close as possible to the calculated values.
Valve clearances (cold) are as follows: Intake 0.15 - 0.25 mm (0.006 - 0.010 in.) Exhaust 0.20 - 0.30 mm (0.008 - 0.012 in.)
Note, if you are not familiar with precision measuring using a micrometer, this may be better left to a trained tech. These are high revving little power plants and you don't want a problem at 8K rpm.

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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.

May 23, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Ticking valve hyundai lantra


They have solid lifters with different sized shims that sit in the lifter (referred to as shim and bucket design). Need to measures shim to lobe clearance and replace with different sized shim as necessary

Jun 29, 2008 | 2001 Hyundai Elantra

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