Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Vacaville Ca, USA
I have a starter question. Mine is giving me major problems. I have a 68 with a 454.
I have a mini-torque (Hitachi) starter (actually 2 of them). I am getting a lot of screetching that isnt good as we all know. I have shimmed till the cows come home. Small shims, big shims, half shims etc. No teeth missing on the flywheel. I have lined up the bendex gear by puling it out and checking it with no problems and it doest stick or catch BUT it still screetches when you turn the motor over. It chews up the gear and I have replaced 2. I also have tried another starter of the same kind (mini-torque Hitachi) but no luck HERE IS THE KICKER... IF i disconnect the coil and start it with no load it turns over just fine, time after time no screetching, but as soon as you reconnect it and there is a load on it it screetchs...I cant figure it out
68 Camaro RS/SS, 454 BBC,TH400,