Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Having trouble getting the starter to sit properly

asked by on

What I had thought to be the flywheel by the noise turned out to be the starter sitting incorrectly. Due to the plate the starter bolts screws go through to where it attaches being bent and a ripple on the sheet metal, I cannot get the starter to sit in properly. With and without shims. (Washers actually due to auto store not selling the corrected shims) so, I need to figure out what's next? What can i/should I do to correct this problem? I have pictures as well if need to be sent through email for better under standing

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car turns off if keys jingle

It sounds like your ignition switch is failing. This is a common problem with your vehicle as well as its sister, the Nissan Pathfinder. Heavy key chains can also be to blame for premature failure. You will need a qualified...

Q: Where the driver's shaft thing that spins is slinging oil when I drive, but if doesn't leak when my car is parked

You don't mention which end of the driveshaft is leaking oil, but in either case, the problem would be worn bushings or bearings that allows the driveshaft to "wobble" enough that the oil seal is leaking (the oil seal is...

Q: Starting issues - 1989 Chevrolet C1500

Hello. It would be important to know if the starter is clicking, if it is trying to turn, and whether turning the key results in it clicking more than once. There are many many issues your car could be having...

Related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.