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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 09, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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starter occasionally grind

I have a powermaster starter in my 69z28. When i put it in i shimmed it and it power master had me put a shim on the outside bolt only to get it to shim correctly. Now every 15-20 starts it will grind. then it will be fine. Any ideas? I was able to get a paper clip between t he flywheel and starter.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 09, 11:32 AM
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Re: starter occasionally grind

Is this a mini starter or does this unit have the cone/snout.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 09, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Its a mini starter. Powermaster said to check the shimming or it may be an issue with the gear redcution.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 09, 04:54 AM
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Re: starter occasionally grind

Hi Dave,

I just went through this with 2 new PowerStarters and did not work for me.
I've had no luck with mini starters at all. I have a 7.4 454 11:0 compression,
Headman aluminum coated headers, I used a Factory Stock starter with Heat Wrap
and the starter works perfectly. I've done the same for a radical 350 also...

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 09, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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Re: starter occasionally grind

Yeah i just oredered a remanufactured starter from a reputable rebuilder. Its a later model gm starter and he said its smaller and works better. I have the heat wrap hanging around so i will wrap it and hope for the best. my last starter was a stock chevy from the early 60's and worked fine without shimming but did need heat wrap. Hopefully it will work goodd.
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Dave is the battery fully charged.

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Re: starter occasionally grind

X2 on the battery
I just had grinding issue on my 69 vette and recharged battery but still had starter grinding noise.
took battery to autozone and load tested it and it had a bad cell.
new battery and no grinding


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Yes the battery is fully charged. I am going to try swapping the starter just to get back to reliability. Hopefully that solves it. Power master said it may need to be reshimmed or i may need to have them replace part of the gear reduction.
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