You pick the shim that will put the pinion gear to the correct clearance to the teeth on the flex plate.
and your dust cover may have already been missing.
Some people don't put them back on
I seldom use shims.
I put the starter on.
And before I put the car back on the ground, I pull the ECM fuse so the engine wont start. And hold the key to crank the engine over for 30 seconds or so.
If it sounds normal, I leave it alone.
Only if it sounds funny do I take the time to measure it.
Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 AT 3:08 PM