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Old 03-31-2010, 08:10 PM
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Starter just spins.

I have a mini starter on my 383. From a Lt1 engine. Anyway its been starting great, but yesterday I started to hear a little clashing of metal when starting. I went for a drive and then all the starter would do is spin. I got under the car tonight to see what was going on and had my wife turn it over. The starter would stick its little pecker (bendix) into the flywheel but it will turn just enough until the side of the gear touches the flywheel and wont go any further. Also the starter is fairly loose now. It was tight before i swapped my 700r to a t56 a couple mnths ago. Could a shim have come out or something? Also if i do just reshim it, something is wrong the bendix since its acting like its binding right? thanks for the answers guys, youve helped me out a lot.
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