1994 Cadillac Seville Starter damage

Tiny
ALF@BYN
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  • 1994 CADILLAC SEVILLE
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 127,000 MILES
Replaced what seems to be an orignial starter on 1994 SLS Northstar, once removed from engine the starter bendix half dome cover was craked in two. Inspection of driveplate revealed on damage to teeth and all driveplate bolts secure. Replace with a rebult starter and after about 5 starts the same problem, dome cover cracked in two with no damage to driveplate. I am not sure if a another starter is going to fix my problem and it doesnt appear to be the driveplate. We brought this car for my son last July 2007 and have had no starter problems until now. It I had some real damage to look at I could tell which direction to go in - another strater or driveplate.
By the way all damaged parts from each starter were recovered, has both cracked clean in two.
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Monday, December 3rd, 2007 AT 11:56 AM

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Tiny
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Does the flywheel have missing teeth? Or it may be cracked
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Monday, December 10th, 2007 AT 1:37 PM
Tiny
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After 2 more replacement (rebuilt) starters, I can confirm that you will be wasting your time and money if you don't replace with an OEM starter from the dealer, may cost you but you wont have the aggravation in the long run, I can said we are pretty good at replaceing these starters after opening up the manifold 3 times. By the way each of the rebuilt starters cracked in the same place (half dome cover) with no damage to flywheel teeth
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Monday, March 24th, 2008 AT 8:14 AM

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