1995 Chevy Truck Starter isnt working

Tiny
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  • 1995 CHEVROLET TRUCK
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I have a 1995 chevy 350 v8 5.7L engine. It is completely rebuilt and fresh. Although the flexplate(fly wheel) is from a 1992 engine. The starter wont engage and turn over the engine for some reason. I have tried a 1992 starter and a 1995 starter. The 1995 starter started the engine a few days ago but it just stopped all the sudden?
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Sunday, December 20th, 2009 AT 4:40 PM

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Tiny
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Is it making a grinding noises during cranking if so try shimming the starter If not check the starter, park/neutral position switch and ignition switch
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Sunday, December 20th, 2009 AT 5:10 PM
Tiny
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Well now it begins to turn over for about 2 seconds then it disengages and can't quite get it started
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Sunday, December 20th, 2009 AT 5:27 PM
Tiny
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Check the rest I've suggested then comeback with some testing results
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Sunday, December 20th, 2009 AT 5:39 PM
Tiny
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Tried shimming it doesnt work. Trying replacing solenoid tried different starter. It only even starts to engage like half the time and even then it wont stay engages long enough to start the engine
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Sunday, December 20th, 2009 AT 6:05 PM
Tiny
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Do a voltage drop test on the battery cables
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Sunday, December 20th, 2009 AT 6:10 PM
Tiny
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Everythng checks out there. Because its a rebuilt engine, and it hasnt been broken in yet, is it a possiblity that the starter doesnt have enough power to crank it over? Also could I get a starter/solenoid wiring diagram?
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Sunday, December 20th, 2009 AT 6:16 PM
Tiny
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The engine might be tight due to clearances-try removing all the plugs and turn crank manually should be able to turn easily
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Sunday, December 20th, 2009 AT 6:20 PM
Tiny
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Ok yes it turns manually
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Sunday, December 20th, 2009 AT 6:41 PM
Tiny
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Power the solenoid purple wire on the small terminal of the starter solenoid direct from the battery if it doesn't engage the engine -check your starter out or have load tested.
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Sunday, December 20th, 2009 AT 6:53 PM
Tiny
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Found the problem. The flexplate(flywheel) is hitting the nose cone of the starter when it turns. So the flexplate is too far to the transmission side. The question now is how do you fix that
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Monday, December 21st, 2009 AT 6:35 PM

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