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Old 12-30-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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New Starter Grinding

I just replaced my starter on my 01 tj and when you start it at the end of the start it makes a grinding noise coming from the starter. Anyone know what this could be?

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Old 12-30-2012, 02:35 PM   #2
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Too much depth of engagement. You need to add shims to space the starter out away from the block.

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Old 12-30-2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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Like washers? How do i know how much to shim out
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:30 AM   #4
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Can't help from my phone, but if you Google Starter Shims, you'll get a link to exactly what you are looking for on the first page of results.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:53 AM   #5
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I just replaced my starter...
With what? A chain parts store "overhauled" unit?
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I just changed mine out too, got it from Autozone, no shims on mine and it works great.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:37 AM   #7
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With what? A chain parts store "overhauled" unit?
So where the hell are you supposed to get a starter? Grocery store? Make one?
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:20 AM   #8
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bring it back & get another one.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:20 AM   #9
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So where the hell are you supposed to get a starter? Grocery store? Make one?
If you want one that has a better than 50% chance of working properly, I would suggest that you avoid overhauled units from the typical chain parts store. That's based on seeing a hell of a lot of said units that don't measure up.

If you think that chain parts stores are the only source of parts, you have a hell of lot to learn. Where the hell are you getting your training? Grocery store?
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If you want one that has a better than 50% chance of working properly, I would suggest that you avoid overhauled units from the typical chain parts store. That's based on seeing a hell of a lot of said units that don't measure up.

If you think that chain parts stores are the only source of parts, you have a hell of lot to learn. Where the hell are you getting your training? Grocery store?
Why don't you try giving some good info, without harassing people.
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Why don't you try giving some good info, without harassing people.
For those unskilled at connecting the dots:

Avoid cheap overhauled starters (and alternators) sold by chain parts stores.
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I guess one out of two is good you.
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I guess one out of two is good you.
From all indications, some folks just have to hear things twice before the picture comes into focus.
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I was talking about you having to throw out some form of ridicule, with the info

"For those unskilled at connecting the dots:"

"Giving some good info, without harassing people" That's what the 1 out of 2 that I meant.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:09 PM   #15
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You should never have to shim a starter they do not come like that from factory take starter back try a more reliable brand end of story i am a marine mechanic for 25 yrs do not shim u will be buying a ring gear if u shim it that is a fact jack

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