NEW starter problem

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Cgthaxton
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NEW starter problem

Post by Cgthaxton » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:55 pm

Ok, My starter in my 2012 failed and I ordered a brand new “Duralast Gold” starter from Autozone. I replaced the starter and crank sensor while I was in there. When I start the car you can hear the starter grind on the flywheel like an older vehicle needing the starter shimmed. Has anyone ran into this or have any insight? My thoughts are to pull it out and try replacing it again. Battery is good also.

s/c'd cav
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Re: NEW starter problem

Post by s/c'd cav » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:12 pm

you probably need to shim it

Cgthaxton
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Re: NEW starter problem

Post by Cgthaxton » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:37 am

These starters aren’t shimmed. Took that Duralast back and replaced with AC Delco. It’s just fine now.

v8suprcapric
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Re: NEW starter problem

Post by v8suprcapric » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:02 am

So how hard is it to replace the starter? My only experience is old Chevy's.
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Willigaf
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Re: NEW starter problem

Post by Willigaf » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:34 pm

Can be done on your back. There’s an access panel behind passenger wheel that can get you to the terminals a little easier. Heard some people remove the mid section of exhaust for better access but I didn’t think that would help. The motor mount is the most in the way. Get the heat shield off and the little inspection door on the bellhousing loose. You’ll have to tilt up the starter pretty far to get it out. Going back in was surprisingly easier but I skipped the heat shield and broke that bellhousing plastic door thingy(removing starter). If you can do it on a lift you’ll be at a better starting point.

The G8 forums have more info.

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