View Full Version : Starter jammed, why??

03-06-2013, 08:53 AM
My starter would make an awful sound and we figured it needed to be shimmed. I tried different shims over the past couple years until the other day if just would not work... heres the pic. I wonder if that metal shield was the noise and why it happened. I put on another stater with no shims and it sounds normal now. The minor diameter of the bendix on my good sounding starter is slightly smaller then the one in the pic...

03-06-2013, 02:38 PM
Wrong starter

03-06-2013, 08:20 PM
There is 2 flywheels for a SBC 168 tooth and a 153 tooth so 2 different starters

03-06-2013, 10:46 PM
what 2 posts in and no because its a chevy cracks yet??? lol

03-07-2013, 07:58 AM
Thanks 85chevy!

03-07-2013, 07:26 PM
Check the flywheel for damage might be missing a couple teeth

03-11-2013, 03:49 PM
Looked ok so far