the starter just keeps clicking and getting stuck on the flywheel is there A Site I can go to to show me how to properly shim the starter??
Apparently, the starter is too close to the flywheel and in a bind.
Visit your local parts store and look in the Help aisle for GM starter shims in the assortment package. Usually there will be a 0.020", 0.040", and a 0.060" thick shims in the pkg. Any one of, or a combo of shims, will mocve the starter out enough to prevent binding.
The shim has a complete hole on end and a slot on the other end. Loosen both bolts, take out the outside bolt, slide in a shim with the slotted hole on the inside bolt, install the outside bolt through the shim and tighten both bolts up. Generally, a 0.020" or a 0.040" shim will cure most binding.
Its alot of work, but the correct way to shim is to remove battery power, remove the starter motor, remove the solenoid, intall the motor with a shim, and manually engage the starter drive by hand and feel/listen to its engagement. Once the drive slides in & out with ease, remove the motor, install the solenoid, install the motor with the chosen shims, wire up the solenoid, and attempt to start. You should not hear the drive pinion and ring gear on the flywheel do nothing other than "whirl." But, you can shim too much and the pinion will skip teeth, kindda like fingernails on the chalkboard.