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Shimming a starter on 1994 buick lesabre

I installed a starter and it will start the car but sometimes when you turn the key it doesnt start but if you try a couple key turns it will engage and start the car! I need help finding out how to shim the starter! If it matters when we try to start the car it doesnt grind or whine it just doesnt seem to engage! Can you help?

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No shims are required, check your electrical connections at the starter

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There you are, remember to use safety glasses to keep your vision protected.
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