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cmigs
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Feb 14, 2013, 7:56 PM

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My flywheel is really bad looking at the starterport but starter tests good is it possible that there is 2 different starteres for this van as i had such trouble finding out what tranny was in it that there is 2 different starters and i was sold the wrong starter one month ago and this is a nightmare.


nickwarner
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Feb 14, 2013, 8:47 PM

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Would help if I knew what your vehicle, trans, engine size was. But I doubt there are two different starters for the same vehicle. Some starters do require shims to set proper gear clearance. If the flywheel gear teeth are damaged, no starter is going to work properly. You will have to pull out the transmission and replace it.


cmigs
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Feb 14, 2013, 8:58 PM

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thank you i did figure as much will be replacing that wlywheel saturday. allways hoped this day would never come


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Feb 14, 2013, 9:14 PM

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I noticed the other thread is locked & this is different enough where I guess it would be easier just to go with this one....

Like Nick said, the flywheel is going to have to be replaced...

A little trick I use when I just need to replace a flexplate is to get a couple of very long bolts the same thread pitch as the bellhousing bolts. Put them in the 2 top holes of the bellhousing and then take out the other bellhousing bolts, unbolt the conventor and as little as possible to just slide the tranny back a few inches on the long bolts. Just enough to get in there to unbolt the flexplate and replace it.....


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cmigs
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Feb 15, 2013, 3:07 PM

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thank you all for the great advice me and a friend will be replacing the flex plate tomarrow i will follow up after that


cmigs
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Feb 19, 2013, 7:36 AM

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have not been able to get the job done as I keep getting snow here every weekend when i can do it. tring to get access to a garage this weekend


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Feb 19, 2013, 7:40 AM

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OH God, just the thought of working on that thing on the ground in those conditions is scaring me.



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nickwarner
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Feb 19, 2013, 6:32 PM

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You're a brave man. If you can't get to a garage, I've used a cheap plastic sled as a snow creeper before. Works decent. But these days I just won't like anywhere without a garage and I can make it warm with a portable heater. I've been in your shoes before, and it sucks.


cmigs
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Feb 24, 2013, 4:13 PM

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sucess got a garage and got it done it sounds like a brand new van starting.now for the next issue of hard starting. i am going to do new plugs wires cap and rotor as i know it has not been done in a long time as i was one of my bosses company trucks and he only fixes problems as they come. any other ideas for tune up. any ideas apprecied. and thank you all for the tips and hints on the flex plate change. that was huge help


speed
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Feb 24, 2013, 5:17 PM

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Fuel filter and engine airfilter if they need it fuel filter most likely hasnt been done.





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nickwarner
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Feb 24, 2013, 5:40 PM

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Clean the back of the throttle plate too. They usually get ignored until there is a problem.






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