How To Shim A Starter - EricTheCarGuy




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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..

Phil H: Thanks mate,
Installed a new after market hi-torque starter on my old Dodge pick up, and have been driven near mad with it grinding every other start.
Your advice on how to 'paint test teeth contact', Gold !

Greag Mcsmith: what size was the Allan key?

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: 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?
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