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Yes folks I'm new to Chevy, so be patient with me please...
Ive got a mini hi-torq starter, and the info on Real Steel website for shimming. But there isnt anywhere on this starter to put in a screwdriver and push the dog out. Someone suggested removing starter and wedging dog out somehow, but I cant see a way of doing this without drilling new starter (dont wanna do that, if its faulty i wont be able to return it).
Someone else told me that I should be able to pull dog out with small screwdriver just enough to mesh it with flywheel and do the check. But I cant.

I could just bolt it on and hope for the best but then why are the shims supplied?

Help!
 

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Strong fingers

I used the Real Steel paper clip trick and it did need a small shim.
Used the same set-up on replacement engine!

It is a pain, especially if mill is in car but I think I used a petite pair
of grips round the shaft after I'd pulled it out enough :incheek:

As mentioned it spirals out so a right twat to get the flexplate lined up
so it can mesh enough.

Tell ya what though, when you drag yasel out from the contorted mess
under the car, job done, you feel grand :tup:





Looking at it I think I also had to use a little mirror cos I couldn't
get my bonce up there.
That must be why I clamped it out, only got two hands :tup:

cheers
Jimbo
 

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It was a well know make ,not made in China and it was bought from a well known UK suppler,this was about 15yrs ago .
 

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If only it was as easy to access as the lovely pic above!
Mine looks like this:





Yes, I can pull the pinion (I think thats what its called) out the end of the starter, pulling and twisting, when its in my hands, but when its bolted up to the engine I cant see anyway of pulling it out.
Surely there must be someone out there who's fitted this sort of starter, whats the trick?
 

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Thanks for that, but it tells me the same as the real steel info. I understand why it may need shimming, I just cant see any way of physically pulling out the starter pinion to mesh with flywheel and check clearance.
 

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I know this could be a pain but drop the starter ,then pull the pinion out and then jam it out refit starter and shim then remove what you used to jam it out ,you might have to drop the starter to do that but you will know what shims are needed.
 

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Drop the solenoid off and operate the throw in fork by finger.
 

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Drop the solenoid off and operate the throw in fork by finger.
many thanks to all who commented, Col, your point was just what I needed, thanks
 
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