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Do i need a shim when replacing the starter on a 89" bronco II?

Starter wasn't engaging ( i could hear it spin but not engage) or made a loud kinda grinding noise after i replaced the starter .

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I am not certain whether you need a shim, but I would first check the flywheel for missing or worn teeth. Then check to be certain the teeth on the bendix are engaging the flywheel teeth. I hope this helps you find your problem.

Posted on Oct 16, 2013

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SOURCE: starter problems

Starter Bendix solenoid. Change entire starter. If planing to keep car long time buy a lifetime warranty one.

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SOURCE: After starting, the starter stays ingaged (GRIND)

shim the starter it sounds like it is staying engaged to the flywheel try shiming the starter

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undo the rear interrior side pannel behind the driver seat, its on the LEFT side wall behind the interior panel. It might be that one of the Relays has gone bad, and thats where they are. around or near the seatbelt mechanism.

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SOURCE: 89 bronco won't start. new starter relay, starter

check both ground the starter when hook up and selinoid starter trigger signal wire

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