I went to advance auto and got a starter because the old one was shot.I put the new one in and it made a grinding sound,but sometimes would start.Then it got to where it would start just grinding noise.I took it back the same day the guy looks at it and says the starter drive was no good.So he gives me another I take it and put it one same noise starts but makes a fast squealing kinda noise,and it would make a grinding noise and not start sometimes.I have just replaced the flywheel with a new one about two months ago,and before the old starter went out it was not making this noise.I even took the starter off and rotated the flywheel to check the teeth and it is good.So my question it do you think it is possible to get TWO bad starters?
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I've also seen two different style starters in the 4.2's. The one in mine looks like the starter in the 4.0 and a friend of mine had one that had a larger starter in it. He also had similar issues and tried 2 different starters. He didn't know what year anything was for sure either. The guy he bought it from swaqpped the trans and who knows what. Your old starter was definitely bad? Did the starter they gave you look the same? Are your battery cables in top shape?
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So you think my bendix gear is kicking out past my flywheel and I need to put a shim between my tranny and starter to prevent my bendix gear from kicking past my flywheel?
Or could it be the other way around?Say maybe my starter gear is not kicking out far enough to match up with the teeth on my flywheel.That would mean the mount on the starter that fits flush with my tranny would need to be milled down alittle bit?
Either way the bendix gear is not matching correctly with my flywheel cause I have got it to crank,but it makes a strange sounds and sometimes grinds.The flywheel in new and I hate to mess it up with the start not lining up right.
I've had to "slot" one of the bolt holes on jeep starters before. The problem was that the teeth on the starter drive weren't fully engaging the teeth on the flywheel, causing it to grind when trying to start. Slotting one of the holes slightly gets the teeth closer together.
It's most likely shim related. A "Shim" is a thin piece of metal that goes between the starter and the bellhousing where the starter is mounted.
When I replaced my starter a few months ago my stock shim was stuck to the old starter from years of gunk building up on it, I barely realized what it was before giving Advance the other starter as a core. Luckily I yanked it off and installed it with my new starter, no issues since October and it starts strong every time.
the majority of parts from advanced and auto zone are all reman and are reman'd outside of the US (from what ive come to understand). do you wonder why it seems like they insist on you getting the lifetime parts warranty...if it messes up well give you another. some poor other soul gets the one you get but it is yet rman'd again.