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My starter has for shims on it an it started good for a day now starter just spin when i turn the key on a 1983 buick regal

Just got new starter new battery

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You have a flat spot on the flywheel. The teeth are worn so much rhat the gear on the starter motor cannot engage the flywheel any longer. Try removing one shim from the starter. If the starter works a little better then you have proven that the flat spot exists on the flywheel and needs to be replaced.

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If your 1983 Buick Regal has a good battery but makes a clicking noise and will not start, you should check and make sure its getting spark, check your starter, also check your battery connections, and the starter cables.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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