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How to change a starter in a 1998 Cadillac Deville?

December 25th, 2010 · No Comments

I know where the starter is located but i have never taken the air intake manifold off to reach a starter need help.
- Get a digital camera. take off the air cleaner and snap a few pictures and download to your computer. take some more off, take pictures and download. after you get the intake off and install the starter, start going together with it, if you get stuck, look at your pics.

- Sounds like the Northstar V-8. If you want to do this yourself, you will need a few items.
1) intake gaskets
2) new coolant
3) starter
4) lots of patience
First thing is to drain the coolant. remove the fuel rails, all the other vacuum hoses, electrical connectors and such. then remove the manifold. once that’s off the starter is easy. Just try to label everything before you start so there’s no confusion when you put it all back.

- It’s an expensive part, and will run you between $200 and $300 just for the part. But you don’t need to remove air intakes to get to it.
Put the car up on ramps, or jack it up and use stands. Remove the negative battery terminal. Remove the wires from the old starter, remove the 3 bolts and slide it out. Reverse that to install the new one.
It comes out from underneath, of course.

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