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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 01, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Everytime i turn the key on my camaro it makes a loud grinding sound. i have replaced the flywheel, starter, and starter bolts. i have also directly grounded the starter just to make sure the gear on the starter wasn't going in and out every time it cranked. What else can i do. i need help bad.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 01, 05:37 PM
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Try using shims between the block and the starter, sometimes that will help.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 01, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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i have tryed shimms. i bought the shim kit by help and tryed every combo.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 01, 02:29 AM
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In the past, I have swapped the nosecone on the starter to remedy the grinding noise. Once replaced the starter on one of the company trucks and it sounded terrible.Went to the parts house and got the core back and swapped the nose with the new starter, and wala' purred like a kitten when starting.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 01, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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My old starter started to grind so i replaced it. Could it have something to do with a bad battery or ground, because i have my battery in the trunk and i do not have enough ground.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 01, 03:15 PM
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Do the lights flicker or kind of blink or dim sort of "in synch" with the grinding sound? If so, then it could possibly be an electrical problem causing the starter to operate sporadically, and throw the gear in and out. But if its just solid grinding, then I'd say its a mechanical problem with clearances, or possibly the wrong tooth combination with the new flywheel and gear.
Does it turn the engine when its making this sound, enough to start it or anything?

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