How To Shim A Starter - EricTheCarGuy




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Robert Garcia: Allen key

Robert Garcia: what size is the Allen wrench

Gawdat: Did I blink? I missed it when you did the shim.

Shawn P: this crap is stressful

ferrellslim: Dude u suck

Jerome Hall: This video doesn't show how to install a shim.

chris77777777ify: he could of just bought OEM

chris77777777ify: meet or exceed oem................exceed I doubt it

InsideOfMyOwnMind: Great video as always, but did I miss the "before" gear contact pattern or was it not shown or do we have a situation where it was noisy on the right mesh?

Christy Sayer: I have a 1989 Astro van I took the old starter off and put the new one on just like I took the old one off and put battery cables back on and now I'm getting sparking if you can let me know what I can do to get this settled I bought a new battery just in case that's what it was

Ross Peters: Thanks Eric! Saving my ass with another quality video. 

Frank Sanz: Hello Eric, I have a 55 chevy bel air and the bendix don't disengage even when all the wiring is ok, the solenoid is ok, I tested the starter out of the car and works fine, and the switch tested with a multimeter, I used a screw driver with the key switch off the car to turn on the starter and it won't stop so i disconnect the battery, could it be the gap on the pinions???

Kaibil66: Excellent job ....you are the best ....so professional I always learn from you thanks.

80s90sfan: Thanks, I got it and my starter works and sounds...well, like it should!

HighCapacityGaming: So how do you add shims?

fred smith: this guy is one articulate friggin mechanic!!!! awesome!!!

Lotusrk123: Leave it to GM to fix what wasn't broken! When the starter bolts to the bell housing (like most other manufacturers do) then the distance is always correct and shims are never needed.. I can think of no advantage to this Rube Goldberg setup other than facilitating starting the engine on a dynomometer.

dave ddavison: Ok soo the shims go between the starter and tthe mounting points on the block. The shim is to but distance between the teeth on starter gear and the flywheel/faceplate like a spacer. To put them on. Is easy... if you adding to stsrt thats already on, remove the bolt on passanger side and loosen the other till you can slide the shim in. Line up holes and tighten back down

Birdie Golden: Thanks for the video, but I was hoping you would actually show how to use the shims.  I've got some universal shims, but I have no idea how they're supposed to work or where they go on the starter.  Any thoughts?

B Anno: What ?
Shim 1 side ?
You do realize the starter you're using does not have bolt holes straight across from each other ?
& Shimming 1 side will cause the starter to sit crooked which will cause premature wear because the starter drive teeth will not ride or mesh properly with the ring teeth .
BTW just from the sound you need to put a thin shim on that starter .
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