94 chevy suburban starter trouble

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Old 05-11-04, 03:04 PM
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94 chevy suburban starter trouble

I have a 94 Chevy Suburban 1500, 4wd, A/C. Here is what happened sorry I am phobic about giving all the facts in an issue.
I got a car wash Sunday, one of those automatic kind, and about a mile down the road the truck started missing and back firing and finally quit. I placed it in neutral and tried to start it and it tried but no luck we coasted into a parking lot and stopped. I tried top start it and the starter would just spin, so I figured I had done something to the starter so I removed the starter and took it to a local rebuild shop. He looked at it and asked if I had had any trouble out it for example noisy. I said when I had it changed a year ago out of town it just sounded different. He pointed out that the gears where not shiny all the way back and this was indicative of it not fully engaging with the flywheel. He also added that
This would not the cause for the problems at the car wash. He replaced the gears in the front and checked the rest out and also shaved the front to make it match up better. I installed the starter and it worked good but it did sound a little bit higher in pitch when I started though. Today got in went to start and about a half of turn it quit, nothing. I tried again nothing, I took it out of gear rolled back, tried again nothing, tried one more time it turned over. I drove it for awhile and every time I stopped and turned it off , it took a few tries to get it started. I tapped the side of the starter and sometimes that helped. I got home and wanted check it out further and it did the same thing only this time a fusible link burnt out (see picture). So I am at a loss about what to do, Is it the starter causing this? How hard is that fusible link to replace? Any advice would be helpful.
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John

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Old 05-11-04, 03:08 PM
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Well the picture didn't post. Here is the link. Looks like I need help with posting pictures also. I'M pathitic.
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Old 05-12-04, 02:25 PM
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Fixed it. Not like anyone was rushing to give me advice. The quality of this forum has dropped, to bad it used to be a real helpful forum. If your interested to what it was, post and I will tell you. Thanks for the advice.
 
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It wasn't the f-link or the starter
Something else...?
 
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Old 05-30-04, 07:43 AM
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It was the most expensive thing, the flywheel. I was on the road last year and the starter went out. Since I was out of town, I bought one off the shelve and installed it. Well I will never do that again, that year suburban GM made the block in 3 places all a little different. When replacement starters were made, only one was made. If you have one that doesn't fit to your block, you need to adjust it or it will eat your flywheel, and kill the bendex on the starter. Live and learn I guess.
 
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Old 06-01-04, 08:28 PM
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That is the most $$$ for a starter prob.
That is a risk (flywheel alignment) when using non-OEM parts but usually not a big deal
Glad it's fixed now
 
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