between starter housing & block
Very rarely have to shim a starter. If there is excessive noise or a disengagement problem it will need to be shimmed.
take off starter add shim directly under the 2 bolts, retorque bolts to spec
After disconnecting the battery, disconnect the electrical connection on the starter solenoid. remove the starter bolts and the starter. Note the location of the spacer shim. Installation is the reversand make sure you replace the shim or you will get noise.
starter gear is to close to flywheel install starter shim
Every application is different. Some use shims and others use no shims.
If you are changing the starter I would not shim it right away.Shims are used only when the starter SOUNDS tight. 9 times out of 10 shims are not needed. If the new starter sounds tight ( binding due to tight ring gear to bendix gear) then use one shim at a time to free it up. Even if the old starter had shims, the new one may not. I hope this helps you. Mark you can go to the auto store and buy shims slide em in and tighten it back down
No there is not a shim between the starter and the bolt holder unless someone has put the wrong starter on and had to rig it up to make it engage properly.
You shim the starter motor if there is inadequate clearance between the starter drive and the ring gear. You can check the clearance by prying the starter drive out to the ring gear with a screwdriver to see if the gears mesh properly.
Shims bring the starter closer or further from the ring gear for proper alignment.
Call a locksmith, they will come to your car. Road towing service can get in with a shim but may damage door. you can break a window if desperate. Call someone who has the extra set of keys.
Need to know why you think the starter needs to be shimed.
You may need to shim the starter. When you turn the key the gear from the starter is slamming into the teeth on the flywheel. Did you get any shims with the new starter? If not you may need to buy some. You just want to shim it out just enough where the teeth from the starter and imbedded into the teeth on the flywheel. Not too much and not too little otherwise you will chip or break a tooth off. You are trying for a good mesh of teeth to teeth.
disconnect the negative battery cable. raise the vehicle. remove the 2 electrical connectors on the starter solenoid. remove the 2 bolts holding the starter in noting the position of the starter shim if equipped with one. remove starter from vehicle. installation is the reverse. You will have to remove the exhaust cross over pipes first.
Yes, if the drive gears are going too far in toward the flywheel because a shim is missing, you will damage either the starter gears, flywheel, or both.
first unhook battery then unbolt wires ontop of starter should be one big wire with one large brass nut and two small wires held by one small nut then safely jack vehicule and remove two long bolts holding starter up and snake it out dont loose the shime between starter and block youll need it install is reverse to put the shim in put long bolt through starter hole then round hole in shim then tred it a litte in then put other bolt in through slot in shim you might have to wiggle it a little make shure its in ps:hole in shim goes on passenger side tighten everything up!!!
You may do this without dropping the starter. Remove the outermost bolt (the one on the passengers side, but only loosen the other bolt. Insert your shim from the passengers side until the shim slildes onto the bolt you barely lossened. Line up the remaining hole in the shim with the remaining bolt and thread it on. Tighten both bolts. You're done. Don't use any more than .45 width in the shims
you disconnect neg. side of battrey and then raise the truck and some times over the th rt front over the tire you can get to the wires to disconnect if not go under car and look at starter should be able to acess the wires only 2 of them then take the 2 mounting bolts for starter, remove them and then sneak the starter out it will be alittle tight to do so take your time. there might be a shim between starter and engine if so must use it with new starter unless the new starter may say no shim needed, would be printed on the head of starter. if no shim install with no shim. when installing and you connecting wires be sure that wires are not! touching together if not sure when you go to connect battery it will spark badleyand starter will engauge at that point leave battery disconneted double check wires at starter.
Shims are used only when the starter/ ring gear are too tightly meshed, which can be caused by incorrect tolerances at the factory between the starter/bellhousing. They are not used on a particular year, model etc. Try it without a shim first; if it seems to sound/start fine then it will be fine without one.If the starter seems to labor, or sounds tight, or gets hung up then try a shim.
Switch is bad and not disengaging there or the starter is in a bind. Chevy's use a shim between the starter and the engine, it may be as simple as loosening the bolts and shifting the starter slightly.
Disconnect the battery. Remove the outer bolt entirely. Loosen the inner bolt. Slide the starter shim in over the inner bolt and line it up with the outer bolt hole to get the outer bolt back in. Tighten the bolts. Start with a thin shim first and work your way bigger if needed.
They sell shims because there are differences in the castings, so there is no right answer to your question. Most of them do not need a shim. I have never needed more than two.
When you get the new starter bolted on, pry the starter drive out to mesh with the ring gear. There should be some backlash between the teeth. If it's too tight, remove the outer bolt and loosen the inner bolt, and put a shim in. Reinstall the bolts and check for backlash again. Usually one shim is enough, but sometimes you need two.
the drive gear of the starter should mesh will with the ring gear but not so much as it binds. if your old starter had any shims it is usually a good idea to put them back. if your starter is binding in the ring gear put a shim in. if it is grinding and tearing up drive gears take a shim out Agood rule of thumb, begin with a new starter, install. If the ring gear and the drive gear sound tight, add a shim and test. However, if grinding occurs and you notice you're tearing up your ring gear, you need to bring your starter closer, this is done by adding a 1/2 shim to the outboard bolt, good luck! AutoZone has better instructions. They say that you can push the solenoid manually with a screwdriver in a hole to see how the gears line up, and use a wire gauge to see how much clearance there is.
Hi You need to shim outside bolt on starter, go to parts store and get starter shims. Might have to shim till it sounds right. The teeth on starter have to mesh in center of fly wheel or close.