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SOURCE: Starter or solinoid?

I never heard of a starter solonoid coming with shims. Did you replace the starter or starter solonoid?
What engine do you have?

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SOURCE: 99 chevy tahoe, rear driveline clunk upon start

ok, i got the answer and possibly a permenant cure. so i read on many sites that GM has this SPECIAL grease for this clunk, but some people that use it say it dosnt last, so today i tried just putting regular tube grease, it worked for about 10 miles then started to here it come back. i then removed the driveshaft again to see whats up. i looked over the input shaft and saw that it has ware marks in a sliding motion. marks that occastionaly removing it would cause. with further thought i was wondering how could it move that much, where was this travel in the back end? so i came up with this theory, the rear end pivots with the tourqe and pulls the rear back slightly due to the rear shackles of the leaf springs. (four link or trailing arm set-ups dont alow the pull back that leaf springs do), so, im going to try and put a set of tracion bars to see how it changes this action, but i feel the only way to eliminate the clunk/thunk/slight bounce that plagues ALL leaf spring GM trucks/suv's, is to put a four link set-up. will update as i make progress.

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SOURCE: I have a 99 Kia

can be a broken timing belt this is prone to breakage why ? here the thing 99 kia sportage are all twin cams that mean if the belt breaks it is most likely to cause cylinder damage so remove the front cover you dont have to do it all the way but just to access the timing belt with a screw driver can you push of the timing belt with little to no effort if you can the belt is broken now since you already crank it get a crayon and mark it crank the engine did that crayon mark move? if it did its a good thing and lets go to the starter can you access the crank pulley or if you a stick shift can some one push start you if you can move the crank pulley at least 1/4 of the way then crank the engine you may have a dead spot on the flywheel by the way there is no shim

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SOURCE: 2005 Chevy Equinox 3.4 Liter engine. Do I need to shim under the rocker arm pedistals after taking .003" off the head.

No that is an acceptable loss of clearance, it will be absorbed by the hydraulic followers.

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I'm looking for the Toyota corrola 1.6 4AF engine valve clearance


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: Intake0.15 - 0.25 mm (0.006 - 0.010 in.) Exhaust0.20 - 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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I changed the starter and went to try it, now the truck starts but the starter doesnt disengage. i kill the engine and the starter wants to keep it going for a few seconds. i tried again and same thing....


You may need to add shims to increase pinion gear to ring gear clearance !
Inspect the flywheel ring gear for damage or unusual wear.


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Shim the starter if applicable.


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In order to add pinion to ring gear clearance a full size shim must be used. Do not shim only 1 starter mounting bolt. There are 3 shims available in different shapes (for clearance). All are 1 mm (0.039 in) thick.


When you took off the old starter did you see any thin strips of metal ?

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Smoking starter


when mounting a chevy starter you must shim it down so it wont lock up when the bendix hits the flywheel..if it binds up it will burn up..there are different thicknesses of shims that fit between the block and the starter nose cone..use one or a combination of these to shim down enough that it wont drag..shim too far and it will spin out..I have owned chevys for years and have yet to see one that did not need shimmed down..these shims fit over the mounting bolts on the starter..

Dec 27, 2013 | 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

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I INSTALLED ASTARTER IN 92 CHEV PU WORKS OK BUT AT FIRST GET GRINDING GEAR NOISE.


Sometimes the starter needs a shim installed to help this problem. If there was not a grinding noise with old starter you should be able to install a shim,these shims you can get at your auto parts store. they come in several thicknesses, most times you get 2 or 3 different thicknesses in a pack. Start with the thinner one and loosen the two starter bolts 3 to 4 turns then remove bolt furthest from engine , shim will slide in and slot at end should stradle bolt, align hole at other end and install other bolt and retighten bolts. test starter for noise,if noise is gone your done, if not try next thicker shim till noise is gone sometimes damage to the teeth on the flywheel can cause this noise but try the shims first. Good Luck!

Dec 04, 2010 | 1992 Chevrolet C1500

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I have gone through three starters on my truck in two weeks. My truck runs fine once starting but has trouble turning over. It's making a loud noise almost like metal on metal while trying to start


remove starter, mark your flywheel, turn one complete revolution with bolt in the crank
inspect every tooth on fly wheel, call your local
chevy dealer and give them the vehicle identification
number from your truck and ask for the manufacturers original part number call the parts house you got your starter from and have them cross reference your starters part number with the manufacturers to insure it is the correct model then shim your starter shims are available from your local parts house start with one shim if it grinds metal to metal add another if it whines like a low tone whistle
remove a shim repeat this process until you have the correct tone or sound when you start your truck
i hope this helps

Dec 10, 2009 | Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Cars & Trucks

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Has a rattling noise in the top of the engine shows no metal in the oil and does not miss on any cyl. what came loose?


possibly tappets need adjusting these are shims in buckets on top of valve springs on 4cyl vehicles and V6
need tools to do and shims on hand due to having to calculate shim needed from clearane measured and what thickness shim is all ready installed

Jul 29, 2009 | 1998 Toyota Camry

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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.

Jun 05, 2009 | 1989 Toyota Corolla 2 Door

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Installed a rebuilt starter in a Camaro.


Shims, are to space the starter drive gear away from the flywheel. The shim is inserted between the engine block, and the starter. The thicker the shim, the more the starter drive gear is further away from the flywheel.

Starter housings are machined from the factory, where they were made. No two housings come out the same, for the machined pad, where the starter bolts to the engine block.
The difference is minimal, granted, but thousandths of an inch count in this area.

It's generally a trial an error situation. This is why there are shim packs. Packs of shims with varying thicknesses.
Rule of Thumb, is generally that the starter drive gear, is 3/32nd's of an inch away from the flywheel.
If you hear a metallic grinding kind of sound, the starter is too close. A thicker shim is needed.

I suspect your problem is the starter drive itself. Definitely sounds like it from your description.
Granted, when bench testing the starter drive kicks out, but the roller clutch inside the Bendix drive is no good. (Starter drive)
Suggest you take the starter back, and get an exchange.

This rebuilt starter has a bad Bendix drive.

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Front wheels do not turn in 4wd modes. Front driveshaft is turning and actuator does move. I removed actuator and observed the motion when 4wd drive is selected. Mobil synthetic 75w 80 is in the front...


I did run the vehicle on the lift in 4wd. The actuator is trying to engage. I removed the right side axle housing and found the shim on the end of the shaft had fallen out of place. The small roller bearing in the shaft was damaged as well. This may have happended on a previous axle seal replacement. A new shim, and bearing fixed the problem. Thanks for our reply

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