2000 Silverado Starter Bendix


Old 12-01-12, 05:17 PM
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2000 Silverado Starter Bendix

I have a 2000 Silverado LS 4.8L extended cab. The issue that has started in the last couple of days is this. When I turn the key to start it, it starts fine but when I release the key it sounds like the bendix is not retracting from the flywheel fast enough and I can here it grind just momentarily.

Here is the question... Does this sound like a week bendix spring issue to you all? If so how hard is it to replace the bendix in a starter on this vehicle? Any tips would be much appreciated.
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Old 12-01-12, 05:23 PM
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Historically GM has had shimming problems on their starters. Starters get replaced and the shims are lost and not installed and the bendix binds.

I personally rebuild alternators but I wouldn't consider rebuilding starters. I would recommend exchanging for a rebuilt and check on the shim issue.

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