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Grind when starting replaced starter and flywheel : 170 yes

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Grind when starting replaced starter and flywheel
JA: How many miles are on the car? Does the engine turn over at all?
Customer: 170 yes
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: I just don't know what's going on
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: I replace starter flywheel crankshaft sensor camshaft sensor
JA: Is there anything else the Chevy Mechanic should be aware of about your Chevy?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 4 months ago.

Hi, I’m Ron and I can help you.
I have been in the auto repair business with my own shops since 1975 and also teach
automotive repair. I am confident we can resolve your problem together. Please
understand that I don't know your skill level. In most cases when you have a problem
with the way the vehicle performs, specialized tooling is required to acquire computer
data/information or engine testing results. We didn’t build these complicated vehicles; we
just diagnose and fix them. Also understand that I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the
vehicle either, so it may take a few replies to get to satisfactory results. I am also going to
direct you with the fastest, easiest and most common things to check first. Please be
patient and permit me to do what I do best.
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through it.

Try shimming the starter motor out a little bit. It sounds like the bendix gear is just to close to the flywheel. A few thousandths should do it.

Thanks, Ron