Why is my flywheel hitting my starter?
I replaced my starter after my truck sat for a few years and the starter froze up. Every since I have had an odd rattle when I am under load and give it gas. I narrowed it down to the starter and shimmed it with 2 flat washers on each bolt for a total of 4 flat washers. That seemed to fix it for the most part but occasionally it still hits. What is going on? I replaced the flexplate just before it was parked. Probably has about 1000 miles on the new flexplate. Should I throw another washer on each bolt? That seems like a lot of shimming to me.
edit: I guess I should add that I never had this problem with the old starter/new flex plate before the starter froze up on me.
1977 J-20 TeamRushed AMC 401, TH400, D44 front, D60 rear, 33x12.50R16.5 Mud Terrains, SOA, rear shackle flip.