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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 06, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
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HI All had a quick question. Put my starter back in the exact way I took it out. (Replaced the solenoid). Anyway now when I try to start it I just get a click click.(Wiring and battery seem fine) Anyway, turned the fly wheel a little, then it started, but ground real bad.

1) What would cause the change..I put it in exactly as it came out.

2) Is this a sign that it is not lined up and it is just hitting the flywheel (Hence the click click), and needs to be shimmed.??

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 06, 06:32 AM
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Re: Starter..Click....Click

Sounds like your started isnt shimmed right. Add some shims between the starter and the block
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 06, 03:28 PM
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Re: Starter..Click....Click

Seems to me that it would be a weak battery or a loose connection.If your starter wasn't shimmed when you took it out, it shouldn't need any shims going back in.
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Re: Starter..Click....Click

Starter bolts... The originals are knurled at the base of the threads. This serves to "lock" the starter into the block and keep it from twisting around.

If there's hardware store bolts there, you'll have problems.
If the knurling is worn, you'll have problems too.

GM still has the "long" starter bolt. "Staggered bolt starter" uses 2 of them.
"Straight bolt starter" needs one long and one short. The short is discontinued and not available from GM unless a dealer has one still in stock.

The short bolt is repro'd, not as nice as the original but workable. I'd still get the long one from the GM dealer.

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