I have a 97 Silverado with just over 200,000 miles. I recently replaced the
entire motor with a turn key crate 350. Since the replacement, I have gone
through 3 batteries. When they're tested they are completely dead in all cells.
I am also on my third starter and it's already making a clunking, grinding noise
when I try to turn my truck on. I have a new flex plate and my motor was scoped.
All new top end and seals. I've had mechanics try to shim my starter in every
direction but it hasn't changed anything. Now they are telling me to file my
starter housing, which doesn't sound right to me. I do generally work on my own
vehicles but this one just keeps going. Any ideas to help?