Rebuilt starter issue I think

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Asked by Feb 15, 2017 at 05:32 PM about the 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT Club Cab

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I put a new Battery, and a rebuilt
starter from auto zone in my truck.  
Every now and then since I put the
starter in the solenoid hangs up or
grinds.  I took it out and replaced it
with another one and it does the
same thing .I even change the relay,
it never did that until I put the
rebuilt one in. Should I take it back
and get a brand new one

15 Answers

76,235

I would exchange it again until you get one that works properly. I should not grind and the solenoid should not hang up. Make sure the teeth on the flex plate are good and not chewed up.

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Thank you ,I'll do that. I think that the flex plate is good because I never had an issue until I put in the rebuilt one. So I'm taking it back and getting a new one non rebuilt

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72,365

You may also need shim(s) in between the starter and the block to get the correct starter drive to flex plate ring gear clearance. HTH. -Jim

76,235

I don't think there are starter shims for this one. Js08016

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There where no shims in the old one and this is supposed to be a oem rebuilt , maybe I'll try that or just take it back and spend a little more money and get brand new one

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76,235

Yes, for some reasons these starters are fussy to rebuild. And as far as I know Chevy is the only one that came up with the shim idea. I use to rebuild starters and alternators.

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Thanks rowefest I will do that

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76,235

Your welcome.

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21,075

Auto-zone is not the best option for rebuilt/refurbed parts and new batteries unless its their top of the line $200 batteries.

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72,365

Thanks Rowefast. I wasn't sure on a Dodge but figured I'd put it out there just in case. -Jim

76,235

I always respect your input Js08016, it is always appreciated.

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72,365

Yours too Rowefast! Thank you! -Jim

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Update, I took the advice and returned the rebuilt starter and got a brand new one and I have no more issues. Thanks for the help

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76,235

Good deal...have a good one!

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72,365

Awesome!! Thanks for letting us know!! Glad you're back on the road!! -Jim

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