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Old December 13th, 2011, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default Starter bolt keeps snapping 6.5l diesel

So last year i replaced my starter on my 95 2500 diesel. I wanna say it was around October. So then about two months ago my starter mount bolt snapped. So i used an EZ out, got the bolt out and replaced the bolt with the strongest one i could get from a bolt shop around here (suburban bolt, roseville.) Drove and started fine up until now where it snapped again. So once again i fix it, first time i try to start it, it snaps again. Anyone have any ideas, getting really frustrated. Have been told to try a small shim on the side that keeps breaking.
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Old December 14th, 2011, 08:26 AM   #2
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i'd shim it.
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do you have the support that goes on the back of the starter
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No. Ive heard about a type of bracket but never really found out much information. Hasnt been on there since ive gotten the vehicle
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Used to work on 6.2's and 6.5's alot there should be a support bracket that goes from the back of the starter to the engine block. It's 4-6" long and shaped like a wide V. Probably going to be a dealer or boneyard part, but you will continue to have problems until you get one.
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alright im gonna have to call around to some dealerships. Is it just called a starter support bracket? On the subject of 6.5's, do you know a good way to tell the difference between a bad PMD and a bad injection pump? Still runs right now, a little hard to start and warm up, once warm it will sometimes sputter on hard acceleration. Damn anchor
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yes you need the starter support.
the hard start could be filters or you could have crap in the tank blocking the fuel pick up. if you don't use Bio guard fuel conditioner you may have a tank full of black crud.
it can and will imitate fuel system problems like a weak pump or cavitation at the injection pump. start there. its the cheapest place to begin
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