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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-19-2002, 05:44 PM
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starter engages only half of ring gear

Hi there,

We have a 350 with auto and the problem is that the starter drive gear only engages the flex plate ring gear half way and is chewing up the ring gear teeth. The rig has a new ring gear and starter, both specified for small block Chevy. There is no adjustment to move the whole starter towards the back of the engine, only the spacers moving it in relation to the center line. so we are stuck and need ideas before the new ring gear goes away.

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Re: starter engages only half of ring gear

<font face="Comic Sans MS">Go to a real parts store. One that still has a book instead of a computer preferrably and have them look up the various starters that GM used. I believe there were different throw lengths, and there is one that will fit your application, since as you have found, there is no adjustment for length of throw...</font>
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Re: starter engages only half of ring gear

thank you for the idea, this is what I am looking for.

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Re: starter engages only half of ring gear

Go to an auto parts store. Make them pull every starter they own until you find one with the long nose. The cone on the end of the starter will be longer.

What year is the motor?
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