What could make grinding sound during start up on Chevy Express 1500 Van with new Starter


Asked by Jul 11, 2015 at 10:31 PM about the 1999 Chevrolet C/K 1500 LS 2WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It supposedly got a new starter put on at repair shop, but when starting van it makes a terrible grinding sound, but starts up and runs fine. What could be causing this? I am taking it back to the repair shop but just need a heads up on potential problem, don't want to be blind sided by an answer like: It is not the starter but you need this or that and that is what is causing the starter to etc.......

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They may not have put the correct shim in when they replaced the starter.

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Kelly Mayo

ts ,or no shim at all.... or now you will chew up the flex plate...take it back to the shop...

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

They can loosen them and add the sim, shims or 1/2 shims to achieve that drawing. takes awesome patience...Job was just a pussy.

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