Starter/Flywheel issues on 84 4spd
I have an '84 4x4 4spd with almost 200,000 miles on it. I replaced the starter on it about 3 months ago, due to a nasty high pitched grinding noise that occurred at every start. Now, the new starter was never quiet, but about a week ago it started with an even more nasty grinding noise, with the starter giving up completely just today. Question: are shims needed, how can in tell if its my flywheel causing the initial problem, and is it as big of a pain to pull the tranny/transfer case to replace the flywheel, as it appears to be?