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Starter REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Fig. 1: If necessary disconnect the exhaust pipe(s) from the manifold(s) for access to the starter assembly how to take a starter - 85313018.jpg Fig. 2: Once disconnected, the pipes should be suspended out of the way using wire or an old coat hanger 85313019.jpg Fig. 3: Although usually not necessary, the torque converter cover may be removed for additional access 85313020.jpg Fig. 4: Once the bolts are removed, the cover may be lowered from the transmhow to take a starter - 85313021.jpgg src="http://i.fixya.net/uploads/images/85313021.jpg" alt="85313021.jpg" class="h_mi" /> Fig. 5: The starter solenoid wiring shohow to take a starter - 85313022.jpgd and disconnected 85313022.jpg Fig. 6: Various sized deep how to take a starter - 85313023.jpg make disconnecting the wiring much easier 85how to take a starter - 85313024.jpgclass= Fig. 7: Loosen the start mounting bolts Fig. 8: Support the start and withdraw the bolts Fig. 9: Carefully tilt and lower the starter assembly from the vehicle 85313026.jpg Fig. 1: Check the gap between the starter pinion and flywheel 85313027.gif85313028.gifhow to take a starter - 85313029.gif Fig. 3: Starter motor mounting — inline six cylinder (top) and V8 engine with solenoid heat shield 85313029.gif
Starter noise during cranking and after the engine fires is often a result of too much or tool little distance between the starter pinion gear and the flywheel. A high pitched whine during cranking (before the engine fires) can be caused by the pinion and flywheel being too far apart. Likewise, a whine after the engine starts (as the key is released) is often a result of the pinion-flywheel relationship being too close. In both cases flywheel damage can occur. Shims are available in 0.015 in. sizes to properly adjust the starter on its mount. In order to check and adjust the shims, you will also need a flywheel turning tool, available at most auto parts stores or from any auto tool store or salesperson. If your car's starter emits the above noises, follow the shimming procedure below:

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely using jackstands.
  3. Remove the torque converter cover on the bottom of the bell housing.
  4. Using the flywheel turning tool, turn the flywheel and examine the flywheel teeth. If damage is evident, the flywheel should be replaced.
  5. Insert a screwdriver into the small hole in the bottom of the starter, then move the starter pinion and clutch assembly so the pinion and flywheel teeth mesh. If necessary, rotate the flywheel so that a pinion tooth is directly in the center of the two flywheel teeth and on the centerline of the two gears, as shown in the accompanying illustration.
  6. Check the pinion-to-flywheel clearance by using a 0.020 in. wire gauge (a spark plug wire gauge may work here, or you can make your own). Make sure you center the pinion tooth between the flywheel teeth and the gauge — NOT in the corners, as you may get a false reading. If the clearance is under this minimum, shim the starter away from the flywheel by adding shim(s) one at a time to the starter mount. Check clearance after adding each shim.
  7. If the clearance is a good deal over 0.020 in. (in the vicinity of a 0.050 in. plug), shim the starter towards the flywheel. Broken or severely mangled flywheel teeth are also a good indicator that the clearance here is too great. Shimming the starter towards the flywheel is done by adding shims to the outboard starter mounting pad only. Check the clearance after each shim is added. A shim of 0.015 in. at this location will decrease the clearance about 0.010 in. Battery and Starter Specifications Chart
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SOURCE: can i costum my chevy caprice with a new engine models?

to put a later model engine in that car,the swap you described will require a complete wiring harness change and computer and all electrical that goes with whatever late model engine you go with.

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SOURCE: what engine of other cars could fit in Chevy caprice 82-85,

almost every rear drive drive full size used the 305 V8, so u can get an engine from a Buick La sabre, Pontiac bonneville and firebird, also Oldsmobile 88, and don't forget Camaro. any 305 chevy V8 will bolt in, also the 350 V8 will bolt in, this is a much better choice..

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SOURCE: how to remove starter on an 85 caprice classic

should be an easy DIY project. Remove the negative battery cable. remove the big nut on the starter selonoid, and remove the wires from the stud. Remove the nut from the small terminal on the selonoid and remove the wire. Remove the two starter bolts that hold the starter to the engine, these have 9/16 heads and screw in straight up. Sometimes these starters have a bracket at the back end of the starter, if so remove this bracket. Do NOT let the starter fall on your head it will hurt you!! I know this from experience( 6 stitches and a mild concussion)

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