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Join Date: Sep 1999
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Re: Anyone use starter shims on their 258?
1. The Fomoco type shim is meant,
2. To adjust the depth of the starter to the ring gear/flywheel.
3. A FOMOCO style starter may need an occasional shim to align the drive gear and flywheel teeth.
4. You can use washers, and figure out easily if it is an alignment problem.
5. Once you confirm it is, HELP products makes a nice little FOMOCO spacer, at about $7.00... you may need two!
6. The FOMOCO style starter is shimmed with a 1/6" shim that goes all around the starter motor, between it and the bell-housing.
7. This places the starter a little away from the flywheel.
8. These shims are available at NAPA or almost any auto-parts dealers in the little HELP display.
9. You may even have to use two of them. Cost is about $7.50 each.
10. The "HELP" (Motormite) part number is 72236.
11. This part is located on the big RED Card display that has the window handle cranks, trim pieces...lots of GM stuff.
12. The NAPA part number for the shim is:[*]2 bolt starter: 655-1188[*]3 bolt Starter: 655-1186
13. Ford Motor Co. made a shim for this problem.[*]Part number was D7TZ- 11N004. .09" thick.