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Were are the starter bolts on a 1990 cadillac sadam deville

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You will need to elevate the car to see them, there are usually 3 of them mounted in a staggered pattern. They will be on the face of the starter and they screw into the engine block to hold the starter in place. Once you have the car raised up and you crawl under it you will see the starter just run your hand across the starter towards the engine block and you will be able to feel all 3 of them. Just a word of advice make sure you disconnect the car battery before attempting to remove the starter for safety reasons.

I hope this helps you out

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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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