How To Shim A Starter - EricTheCarGuy




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Robert Garcia: well I fix my starter problem after going through 3 starters. Video was a big help I use the Allen wrench for clearance and shim it correctly, thanks alot.

Alex Thelen: Eric, I'm having an issue with my jeep. one day I jumped in and the starter would grind against the flywheel. replaced the starter and the new one is doing the same. should I get another starter? 94 jeep 4.0 has very little movement for the starter to be misaligned. maybe 1/16 side to side.

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
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