The ring gear around the flex plate (torque converter) could be damaged. Pull the dust cover off the bell housing and examine the gear as you turn the engine by hand. You may want to use a prybar or other device to assist you. If you see an area of the gear that is worn through or nearly worn through, you'll need to replace the gear. The flywheel is probably damaged. The flywheel has a gear rung around the outside which is where the gears on the starter engage to start the engine. It is possible that you did not put the proper shims in when you installed the starter as sometimes the alignment is slightly off which could also cause the grinding noise. Make a video of the noise and put it on You Tube and ask people what it sounds like. VBdenny
Mounted to the top of the starter
How do you install a starter in a 1977 Chevrolet Caprice Classic with a 5.7 liter motor?
Look at the bottom rear of the engine
Isn't it attached to the solinoid mounted to the starter? vbd
Passenger side, mounted on the bell housing, connected to the flywheel.
Loose, defective, or corroded cables, loose ground wire, starter, or starter solenoid.
replace the starter
Disconnect the battery. Remove the wires from the starter then unbolt it. Lower the starter, then fit the new one in. Bolt up the starter and connect the wiring. Reconnect the battery.
Under the passenger side rear of the engine, just follow the positive battery cable from the battery, it will lead you right to the starter.
The only 100% sure way to know is to remove the starter and have it bench tested at an auto parts store.
Disconnect the battery, locate the starter.. remove the mounting bolts, bring the starter down to where you can reach all of the wires going to the solenoid, and disconnect those.
If you mean the starter will not turn over the engine, check the battery. vbd
You need to go to a parts house and buy the bolts. They are special in the fact that the shoulders are made to keep the starter straight.
check g/box inhibitor switch could be out of adjustment
Disconnect the Caprices battery. Remove the wires from the starter, then unbolt the unit. Pull the starter out, then put the new one in the hole. Bolt up the new starter, connect the wiring, then reconnect the battery.
The starter solenoid is on the starter itself..
The 1987 Chevrolet Caprice starter can be found on the right hand side of the engine. The starter will be at the back of the engine, near the bottom.
Go to a parts house or bookstore and buy a Haynes Manual that is specific to your car.
Drivers side, bottom of the motor, beside oil pan really close to the front of the transmission. Follow the red (+) wire from the battery and it will lead you to the starter.
I can not find the starter relay fuse on my caprice. I turn the key all the lights come on but that's it I checked the starter it works. no passkey light.
Check under the steering column. There is also few wires attached to the starter. This may also give you trouble, because they tend to break.
Defective starter drive? Broken tooth on flywheel/converter? My guess would be either the flywheel, or if the starter has been changed recently, maybe there was a starter shim that was not put back in.
If you're asking about the starter solenoid, you'll want to take the starter off the engine for more room. Remove the copper strap on the back and the two screws at the front and twist the solenoid to release it.
The noise is the teeth on the flywheel grinding on the teeth of the starter. Check to see if the starter is loose, this is the most common cause of that noise.
The starter relay is built into the starter solenoid which is mounted on top of the starter. Rick I'm a retired ASE Master/L-1 Technician. I still keep current with the latest automotive technology. Visit my blog for cool articles and TSB's: http://free-auto-repair-advice.blogspot.com