Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Orlando, Fl
Nrethemeyer is offline
New starter/ new Flywheel grinding
Hey Guys and Gals,
I recently had my '98 S-10 4.3l v6 vin x raised from the dead.
Truck had been sitting for a little over 2 years waiting for my brother to do something with it.
I had my parents replace the engine to get it running again so I could buy it from them. The engine runs beautifully, nice and smooth, no jumps or drops in rpms, and nice and quiet. So started drive home from Ft Lauderdale to Orlando...
Thats where the issues started...
The engine was replaced with another 4.3l from a salvage yard. Problem 1 was difference in mounting bolts for starter, old bolts were metric, engine was drilled for standard. I'm thinking the mechanic unwittingly swapped a vin x and a vin z engine, but both have same flywheel/starters listed at advanced.
Next issue was the guy left some of the tranny bolts out so it was only mounted with 3 instead of 8. After having starter and flywheel eat each other I had them replaced and that was when I found out about the missing bolts.
Current issue is the new starter and flywheel are still grinding and it struggles to turn over. The truck is throwing a bad crankshaft sensor code and I'm hoping that is the underlying issue.
'98 S10 4.3l v6 Vortec