No, that isn't normal. Were there any shims when you removed the old starter? If not, you may have gotten a bad starter.
November, 8, 2011 AT 5:35 PM
Another detail. I bought the automatic starter and it was the wrong one. When I bought the one that fit on the same way as mine, they told me that was the manual starter. And is 11/1992 considered a 92 still when it comes to parts?
November, 8, 2011 AT 5:39 PM
Is 11/92 the mfg date? Are you sure it isn't a 93?
As far as the starter, what do you mean automatic -VS- manual? A starter is a starter. Does the vehicle have an aftermarket starting system?