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Old 03-25-2008, 07:29 PM
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starter/flexplate

Alright i need the help from the infinite wisdom of the .org

When i bought my truck there was a bunch of flexplate teeth missing and grinded up good so therefore the truck would only start when it was on good teeth other then that i had to push the dang thing 2 or 3 feet and crank it on good teeth again! so I gathered some friends and fixed it. About two months later i go and start it up it makes that awful winding grinding noise so i push it and start it. Take it back to my garage and took the inspection plate off and a couple teeth on the corner facing the starter are starting to get grinded down on the edge. And now a couple days later which is tonight i jumped in my truck and waited for the light then spun the key and got just the click and nothing. So i turned it again and it fired up like it never had a problem.

why is my starter eating my flexplate? does the starter need shimed? i was told that might be it and is this latest no response action a sign of needing a whole new starter?
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:13 PM
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:13 AM
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Sounds like your starter isn't aligned properly. Should be able to shim it out
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:34 AM
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so you think thats all and the no reaction when i turned it last night is just something stupid im thinking is worse?
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:40 AM
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I would have a mechanic you trust have a look at it, but that would be my first guess its out of alignment. You need to use a wire gauge to get the right clearance with the flywheel and starter gear or pinion.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:49 AM
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alright thanks
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