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I Bought A 2004 Warrior And Its Bored Out. It Keeps Eating Starters. What Is The Solution?


Think the engine is a tad tight for the starters you have been using. See if there is a real heavy duty, super hard pinion starter available. If not either keep getting new starters or loosen that engine up a bit so the starter does not get chewed up in process of doing its job.

Sep 05, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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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 ?

Mar 21, 2015 | 2002 Chevrolet Blazer

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Starter grinds and engine doesn't turn over when it does start it runs fine


Typically this sounds like a chewed up ring gear or flex plate but if you recently replaced that, the likely culprit is the pinion gear on the starter. It could be chewed up or the starter is not throwing it out enough. Also could be that the starter isn't properly shimmed.

Jan 02, 2015 | 1998 GMC Yukon

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90 blazer, starter problems, grinding at flywheel, tried, new bolts, shims, and new starter, how often do you have to use 1/2 shims?


inspect fly wheel good could have bad ring gear. check torque convertor bolts they are tigth. with starter bolted up NO SHIMS push out pinion gear and check clearance at flywheel teeth . you can use a feeler gauge (ROUND DIAMETER) measure clearance between top of flywheel ring gear tooth & bottom tooth of pinion tooth on starter clearance should be 0.01-0.06inchs. can ge shim in different gauges. DONT USE MORE THAN 2 SHIMS. some times you have to shim them but not often most of the time if use shims have a flywheel issue.

Nov 23, 2010 | GMC Jimmy Cars & Trucks

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Have a loud whine from rear differential. gets louder with acceleration stops when not . replaced pinion bearing but still making noise. also the pinion has chewed into the gear housing somehow. how to fix


SOUNDS LIKE WORN BEARINGS OR IMPROPERLY SET UP UNIT. RECOMMEND TEARDOWN AND INSPECT ALL BEARINGS AND RACES . IF OK INSTALL NEW RING AND PINION ,,,,USE THE CORRECT SET UP TOOLS AND PROCEDURE!!!!!

Aug 06, 2010 | Chevrolet Chevy Cars & Trucks

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99 olds alero 3.4 liter v6 starter not disenaging disconnected power wires nothing got it disconnected volt light came on battery drained charged battery took car off jack started car starter did...


WELL PROBLEM COULD BE BROKEN DAMAGED OVERRUNNING CLUTCH ASSEMBLY NOT ALLOWING DRIVE PINION GEAR TO DISENGAGE.OR BROKEN RETURN SPRING IN STARTER SOLENOID KEEP THE SHIFT LEVER DRIVE PINION GEAR ENGAGED.

Aug 04, 2010 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

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I have a kawasaki v-twin engine (fh500v) 17 hp.I changed the starter to a new one. when the starter is engaged it turns the flywheel for as long as you want it to. But as soon as it fires the pinion gear...


Let me see if I understand what you are saying and if I can explain it to you,
You said "as soon as it fires" are you saying that it fires but does not start?
If this is the case then your starter is doing exactly what it is supposed to do. The pinion gear is spun up into the ring gear by centrifugal force by way of the starter going from "0" to something like 6000 RPMs no load speed and is held there by the force of the starter turning the engine at lower RPMs. As soon as it "fires" it relieves the force and the spring returns the pinion gear to the "at rest" position.
It will continue to spin the starter as long as you hold the key because you are, in effect, telling the starter you want it to spin by feeding electricity to the starter solenoid.
It will not nor should it spin back up into the ring gear until it comes to a complete stop again where the centrifugal force can again 'push" it back up to the ring gear. If it were able to spin back up to the ring gear at the full no load speed that it is capable of achieving, you would constantly be chewing up the teeth on both the pinion gear and the ring gear.

Oct 24, 2009 | Garden

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I had a starter motor fitted to my for mondeo TDCI 2002 because the engine just screeched and didn't turn over when trying to start. everything was fine until 2 months latter when the same problem started...


Probably want to pull starter out and check the gear on starter and if its chewed up then youll want to check the flywheel also. Good chance if the starter keeps getting chewed up then the flywheel is bad

Sep 22, 2009 | 2002 Ford SVT Focus

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My 2001 dodge intrepid wont start it turns over but wont start, it sounds like the flywheel isnt catching the starter but when we took the starter in, it passed all tests but the solinoid test which they...


try turning the engine by hand and giving it another try...if able as the starter is out of the way look at the teeth on the flywheel make sure they are not chewed up. if so there is your problem and a big job to replace that...if not just buy another starter and give it a try...your old starter my be having problems engaging the teeth...

Aug 22, 2009 | Dodge Intrepid Cars & Trucks

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Starters


Most likely it is that the ring rear teeth (on the flywheel) have been chewed up. Take out the starter and have someone turn the motor by hand and watch the teeth as they go by... there will be one or more areas of damage to the teeth. If the teeth look ragged all the way around the best fix is to pull the trans and replace the flywheel. If it's just a few teeth and they aren't absolutely mashed it may be possible to dress them up with a small file... use the file to knock down any burrs and smooth the bevels that let the pinion engage smoothly... if the starter pinion is all mashed then begin again with another starter... I have done this successfully with ring gears that aren't already a total loss... it's kind of tedious but it's worth a shot to keep from pulling the trans. Importantly, remember not to repeatedly grind the starter... at first sign of this pull out the starter and investigate the cause... it will save headaches later... Hope this helps... ;-)

Apr 15, 2009 | 1984 Ford Ranger

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