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Do you need to shim a starter on 2004 5.3 silverado

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SOURCE: starter not working after replacing: need shims???

if there are shims when you take out the starter then put the same back in if there is Not starter shims then it should not need them.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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The pinion will get engaged only if the starter motor gets a good momentum as the pinion will get tot he extreme end to be connected to the flywheel. No shim is required but to get the starter motor cleaned. clean the brushes, the commutator so that the motor energises with good momentum.
Use light grease on the pinion groove and the spiral track.

Posted on Sep 14, 2010

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