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Old 10-18-2008, 04:21 PM
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Did I kill this starter gear?

Forgot the loctite on the 2 tiny bolts that hold the starter to the aluminum mounting block and just found the starter wobbling today. Must have been like this for a few months. Starter is a generic Summit Racing high torque and at least 13 years old. I dont remember the teeth being this rounded looking:



The chunk of metal missing from the mounting block was to clear the headers. This is on an 86 Monte SS with a 383 stroker street driven weekend car

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I think those teeth are fine, but the flex plate gear ring is the big wear item. If it looks good, you should be good to go with fresh bolts and lock-tite.

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Forgot the loctite on the 2 tiny bolts that hold the starter to the aluminum mounting block and just found the starter wobbling today. Must have been like this for a few months. Starter is a generic Summit Racing high torque and at least 13 years old. I dont remember the teeth being this rounded looking:



The chunk of metal missing from the mounting block was to clear the headers. This is on an 86 Monte SS with a 383 stroker street driven weekend car
Ya. they look pretty dead.
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For 13 years old, they still look good to me. A little worn but would not bother me to run it.
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