How To Shim A Starter - EricTheCarGuy




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Sam Kirk: Eric, you are a nice, handsome man, but why r U looking ever so guilty?

Marylou Esquer: I've got a 1977 Chevy K10 350 with a manual Toploader 4 speed behind it can not get a starter to work not engaging properly from one shim to fortunes up and down been through two rebuilds and still can't get it right doesn't seem to want to go the question is is the flywheel on the manual for the clutch 4-speed transmission are the teeth on Netflix different than the automatic flywheel can somebody please read this and get back to me let me know what they think

Cronyx Ravage: Why is it bad for it to be making contact all the way in the floor of the gear valley?

Elvisr29: do I have to do this for a Honda Civic 2008

Dean Smith: read and watch Stupid! god was a Jew when it came to handing out commonsense

Christopher Beasley: EricTheCarGuy Thanks for the info

Nick Johnson: The shim goes between the brake pad and rotor for all you idiots asking....

Great video!

kellerrobert80: You had many colors of paints to choose from and you select the one that photographs the worst. Why?

Natty weight Chaser: How do you shim a starter on a 2005 Hyundai Tucson?

chrisvill54: is this only a gm thing or does it apply to all starters?

I have this same engine and Tranny on my k1500. for some reason after years of no issues, my truck started sounding terrible when I would try to started. and it would not start. took my starter out had it tested at 2 different places, it failed, so I'm assuming that the starter was sticking out and not coming back when I let go of the ignition. so I bought a new starter and tried this method to measure clearance, with the shim that came with the starter the Clarence was right on, but the truck sounded bad when I would start it, so I added another shim and it sounded much better but the clearance was loose with the 1/8 Allen wrench so I guess maybe my flexplate might be rough on the teeth and that's why the 1/8 clearance might not be enough. I took off that cover for the torque converter bolts for now incase I keep having issues but so far it's been starting good makes a little noise but nothing compared to before, my flexplate teeth are a little banged up but not broken so I'm thinking that's why it still sounds a little rough when starting. some day I will bring the Tranny down and replace the flexplate and do the rear main seal and torque converter seal.

consaka1: Instead of paint I bet that colored paste that you use to set differential pinion/ ring gears would work even better.

majorghn: Do shims go bad? When I start my car the starter is hitting against metal, sounds like it's loose maybe and smacking against the shim?

Francisco Huerta: ey erick i got a problem on a 00 vortec escalade will crank n sounds like starter is to weak 2 turn engine over wat can i du

Tim Sharpe: The most fool proof way to avoid GM starter issues is to rebuild the original starter or reuse the original snout on your reman unit. Alignment issues are always caused by will fit reman stuff.

inditrini: just replace the starter on 05 Pontiac g6. started it up but hearing. a whining noise when turned on. No shim came with the replacement and there none from the old one. According to one of GM's diagram I place a 0.15 and it got worst took it out again and then place half of the 0.15 shim on the inside bolt then it had a same whining noise but also a bit of grinding. Took if off again and took the shims off too. Ran out of patience with it. can't seem to get it in the sweet spot. right now it has a whining sound when started and that will have to for now

ronjr1177: WHAT SIZE WAS THE ALLEN KEY????DRILL BIT SIZE????

gtrhero100: by listening to it, it sounded too close. needed to add .010 shim.

jon doe: I had a 1988 olds with a 2.5, and my wife had a 1989 Buick with a 2.5.. Both cars were damn near identical, but did have miner differences. But the Buick starter had a few shims, my olds had none.. The Buick also had a internal oil filter..
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