Why is my starter hitting the flywheel?

Sounds like somehow the bolts got loosened, or the starter was removed for some reason and the shims were not installed between the starter and the block. If it’s removing metal from both the starter and the flywheel, it needs to be shimmed away from the starter. You can get these shims a any auto parts store.

How do I know if my starter Bendix is bad?

  1. Grinding noise. When the starter drive gear is worn out or not engaging properly, it will often produce a grinding noise.
  2. Freewheeling.
  3. Intermittent issues starting the vehicle.
  4. Starter stays on after engine started.
  5. Smoke.
  6. Batteries.

How many starter shims is too many?

If you need much more than . 10″ of shims, the nosecone casting is improperly machined. The more shims you install, the more chance you run of the the starter “rocking” while turning the engine and bending your bolts or cracking the bolt holes in the block (even with the front brace installed).

What causes a starter to not disengage?

Check your ignition switch. You want to make sure that the power does not stay on once your ignition switch is released. This continuous power to the starter can cause it not to disengage. The reason for this may be a bad switch or the cables may have a short.

How do I know if my starter or flywheel is bad?

If you turn on the ignition switch and hear a whining sound and the engine is not cranking, then it’s possible that the starter gear is not engaging the flywheel. If this is occurring, then your starter may have to be replaced. It is suggested that you get the starter serviced immediately.

Can a starter mess up a flywheel?

Since the starter motor pinion material is softer than the flywheel, it is highly unlikely that the starter would ever damage the flywheel teeth.

What does a stuck starter sound like?

One of the symptoms of a bad starter is a clicking noise when you turn the key or push the start button. However, a starter can die without making any sound at all, or it may announce its impending death with whirring and grinding noise—so listen up!

Why do you shim a starter?

You need to use a shim to avoid noises that the starter emits. There may be the many reasons for the starter noise including the starter may be too far or too close to flywheel teeth, loose mounting bolts and much more. But sometimes the starters require shims to keep the drive gear away from the flex tape gear.

Why does my starter keep turning?

So, if your starter keep running, the problem could be stuck starter relay contacts, a continuous ground on the starter relay control coil, or a binding ignition lock cylinder that keeps the actually ignition switch in the START position. If the problem persists, it’s not a stuck relay.

When to know if your Lycoming engine is bad?

2. After you have received all possible information from the pilot and the facility management, a quick observation of the external condition of the engine may give you an indication of the problem.

How many volts does a Lycoming engine need?

Check with voltmeter and replace 7. Measure voltage between vibrator battery, if necessary. (Be sure terminal marked “in” and ground battery terminals are clean and tight, terminal while operating starter. also check leads for condition.) Must be at least 8 volts on a 12 volt system, or 13 volts on a 24 volt system.

What’s the best way to fix a Lycoming truck?

CAUSE SOLUTION PROCEDURE FOR SOLUTION 1. Technique. 1. Refer to the Operator’s Manual 1. Solution is self-explanatory. recommended starting procedure. 2. Flooded. 2. Clean engine. 2. Crank engine with throttle full open and mixture in idle cut-off.

What are the test procedures for Continental Lycoming starter?

Test Procedure: The following testing procedure is most relevant to 12/14 and 24/28 volt Lycoming starters and some Continental starters that are low performing including slow cranking and/or failure to crank the engine over a compression stroke.