Problems with starter. - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-09-2005, 08:22 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lexington
Age: 30
Posts: 6
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Problems with starter.

I have a 1979 Chevrolet Nova, it originally came with an L6 4.1 or whatever, small straight six though. I have been working the last 3 months in building up a decent 5.7 350 sb to put in it, the engine went in easy enough and didn't give me to much trouble firing up, broke it in, drove just fine. The transmission works the "quadra bog" is tuned in the right way and everything, so the engine runs perfect, but the major problem with it is the starter keeps coming loose from the flywheel. It will start for about 4-5 times but then it acts like it came loose and makes that nasty ringing noise. I have tried replacing it with a different starter thinking maybe the bendix piece didn't work or something. I have the correct starter bracket for the car and it still isn't holding it correctly. Is there any other aspect to the starter I am missing that could solve this problem. Thanks for the help.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-09-2005, 10:21 AM
DoubleVision's Avatar
Not Considered a Senior Member
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Heart Of Dixie
Age: 43
Posts: 10,733
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 19
Thanked 77 Times in 71 Posts
are you using the correct bolts? The correct bolts must be used with no washers on them of any kind. They should be knurled bolts with shoulders, the shoulders fit into the machined slots in the starter to assure it doesn`t move, make sure they fit into the shoulders and tighten the He** out of them and this should take care of the problem.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-09-2005, 10:29 AM
bracketeer's Avatar
489 Lemans

Last journal entry: Street Legal
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Courtenay, BC, CehNehDeh
Age: 58
Posts: 2,139
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

You must use proper starter bolts. Torque to 30-35 ftlbs.

Starter may need to be shimmed. Line up teeth in starter with ring gear. Pry bendix out with screw driver. Install paper clip between the end of the lined up starter tooth and the flywheel. If paper clip will not fit. Starter is too close to flywheel.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-09-2005, 10:30 AM
bondo's Avatar
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Chaumont Bay N.Y.
Posts: 967
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 9
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
You Might want to Inspect the Ring Gear too...........
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.