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I replaced my starter for a 98 chevy suburban 2 weeks ago. I was hearing a loud clicking noise while starting my truck since then. I took my starter out today because it wouldnt start again. I would just hear a loud humming sound when I turn the switch. The new starter have a couple of teeth missing. Whats my problem??

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  • Raymond Ramirez
    Raymond Ramirez May 11, 2010

    When you removed the new starter did you notice any teeth missing on the flywheel

  • Alberta Fern May 27, 2013

    i didnt check but sarter sounds the same as the 1st one i took out


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Possible not shimmed correctly. The starter teeth have to engage correctly for the starter not to hang up. That's what probably happened & broke teeth off. You had better check your flywheel around the entire circumfrence as teeth may be missing from it as well. Starter won't engage if teeth and flywheel teeth in same spot are broken off. If the flywheel teeth are bad, it will be a spendy fix to put a new one on... Rick

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