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Gmc jimmy keeps eating fly wheels and starters. its like motor is locking for a second.

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With starter removed, turn the flywheel with a tool. It is easier with tranny removed, but check for how easily it moves. Does engine have lots of power? Is the engine making any kind of knocking noises?

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  7. If disconnected for access, install the front exhaust pipe and tighten the fasteners.
  8. If equipped, install the starter heat shield.
  9. On 2.2L engines, install the drivers side wheel.
  10. Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the truck.
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.

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