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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 05:36 PM
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My 87 Samurai makes a nasty noise when started. I have replaced the Fly wheel and also several starters trying to eliminate this awful sound. Any suggestions???

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 07:41 PM
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Re: Noisy Starter

It makes the sound only when the starter is engaged and spinning the fly wheel?

You might try loosening the starter and pulling it away from the engine and retightening it instead of letting the weight of the starter pull it down next to the block. This helps for those who have done the 1.6 conversion - mine did this. I thought the starter was bad initially.

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FIIK!!!([email protected]#K If I Know)! I'm having the same problem, but if I let it roll a little, it fires right up. Maybe the angle of the cut on the pinion gear is burred or incorrect. I've seen NEW starters on odd vehicles do this. Always remember, "your parts are made by the lowest bidder".

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-23-2002, 10:49 PM
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Re: Noisy Starter

I have tried repositioning the starter when tightening the starter bolts. It did seem to help some but now the starter doesn't engage the fly wheel most of the time and it just grinds. I think I am going to have to replace the fly wheel and starter again.

post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2002, 08:51 AM
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are you using an oem starter or an after market?Some aftrmarkets the casting is a little different so it fits tighter then might want if your using an aftermarket starter...Try a shim...This might be some help..sometimes this happens and it grinds..I had this same thing happen to me with my proir toyota upon changing from oem to aftermarket...just a guess but dont rule it out....

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