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What size wrench do i need to replace a starter

What size socket wrench do i need to replace a starter on a 1990 cadillac 4.5 engine

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SOURCE: location starter on 1998 cadillac eldorado northstar engine

well some people like where it is and some don't! i do on my 1997!, i assume u have a 4.6 engine? if u do the starter is under the intake manifold,on a 4.9 engine it is under the car on the left side facing the car, these can be a paine.,go to your local auto supply store and pick up a auto repair manual for your car,by Haynes,good book to own. the 4.6 starter is not that bad to tackle,hope we helped and good luck to u.

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SOURCE: need to replace starter

You must unbolt the front engine mount,then raise the engine with a small jack.

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it would be in with the spare tire or in the glovebox

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SOURCE: replaced starter in 99 cadillac

no doubt the bolts are all the same. take a bolt back out and take that bolt to a parts store and they will sell you a match. or wait and go to a dealer.

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I just replced my starter in a 1994 Cadillac deville and we think it may be the security or theft system for the car. And, now the car will not start. And the dash says to "wait 3 minutes" and try again...

OK. Make sure that the black and silver resistor on the key is clean of grease or moisture that can cause the security system to reject the key as a valid one coded for this car.

If you replaced the starter, hopefully you disconnected the battery first, so that there would not be any jolts of electricity or shorts when turning the wrenches or turning the bolts with the socket and ratchet.

I have a 1990 Cadillac Deville and a 1997 Cadillac Deville which have a similar key. Yours is probably similar in look and function to mine.

Another thing to mention, is that if you hear a click or it tries to turn over but doesn't, your connections may not be as good as they should be at the starter coming from the battery.

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