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Old 06-19-2005, 04:09   #1 (permalink)
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Starter motor problems

I was just woundering what starter motors you guy on here are using, i just bought a Hi Torque starter and its not working right. It doesn't seem to be meshing with the ring gear properly, it does turn the motor over and i can start the car, but it make a F**king bad noise when i'm turning it over. So what starters do you guys use, and have you had any problems.

p.s i'm using a c4, but i don't think that should make a difference.
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Re: Starter motor problems

hi m8 with most hi torque starter motors they mount to close to the flywheel and have to uses shims to space them away from flywheel. your hi torque starter should have came with shims in the box. coz its sounds like it mashing to close to flywheel.

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I use a tilton starter motor and have for over 10 years, never had a drama
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I've used clappers and always had to put a .040"-.060" shim under them to get good clearance to the flexplate.
I've used a couple hi torque starters from castle auto electrics and they work great,no shims reqd.
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I've used clappers and always had to put a .040"-.060" shim under them to get good clearance to the flexplate.
I've used a couple hi torque starters from castle auto electrics and they work great,no shims reqd.
what are they worth ?
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I put am IMI Hi-Torque in (there's a constant add in the Part Peddler for them) It was $325 devlivered for memeory. Work well even with 11:1 comp.
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what are they worth ?
$380 from memory
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