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Old 05-08-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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Looking for shims for my starter

I have a 87 wrangler with a 4.2 out of an 82 jeep. The starter needs shims to keep it from being loose. Does anyone know where I can get some. I am having a hard time locating any.


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Old 05-08-2012, 11:02 PM   #2
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To keep it from being loose? That's odd.

Can you cut some from some thin aluminum? Is it a ford starter?

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Old 05-09-2012, 12:04 AM   #3
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To keep it from being loose? That's odd.

My thoughts exactly ~~~~
And the ONLY thing that comes to mind is ARE YOUR MOUNTING BOLTS TOO LONG, and bottoming out? I mean if your tightening the Bolts, how else could your Starter not be Tight?
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:36 AM   #4
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I'm sorry. I guess it isn't loose but makes a horrible noise when I try to start the jeep. My friend said it needed shims so I assumed it was loose. I don't know anything about these things. I guess that everything isn't going together the right way. I had to swap my engine. I had the 82 4.2 put it and now it makes the horrible noise. It didn't do it with the original engine. Sorry for all the confusion. All I know is my mechanic said he needed to find some shims for it and hasn't been able to find them.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:54 AM   #5
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You can get some here. Amazon.com: Dorman 02356 HELP! Assorted Starter Shims: Automotive. Parts stores should have them also. I would get a universal kit.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:40 AM   #6
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Try Autozone. They have them in there "help" section for under $10. usually a pack with a few different sizes. You can also get them online at Autozone.com. Just query "Starter shims" as there are a few different types. Part #'s: 02356, 02350 or 02335.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:01 AM   #7
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Thanks for the help guys!

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