1990 Seville Starter Removal

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ALYN3
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  • 1990 CADILLAC SEVILLE
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180 MILES
I am having a heck of a time removing a starter from my 1990 Seville. I've got the heat shields and covers off, removed the two starter bolts, but there is a third clip somewhere cannot reach. Any ideas how to access this? Do I need to remove the exhaust system to change my starter?
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Saturday, July 30th, 2011 AT 8:14 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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4.5L (VIN 5)

Disconnect negative battery cable. Raise and support vehicle. Remove starter motor shield. Remove exhaust front and rear pipe assembly.
Remove flexplate inspection cover. Disconnect solenoid wires and battery cables. Remove starter motor.
To install reverse, removal procedure.
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Saturday, July 30th, 2011 AT 8:41 PM
Tiny
CADIEMAN
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It has another screw look on the other side there is a braket holding the starter.
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Saturday, July 30th, 2011 AT 8:46 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the help. One more bit for clarification. When you say "Remove exhaust front and rear pipe assembly" does that mean the exhaust manifold and pipe all the way back to the connection just past the tranny?
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Saturday, July 30th, 2011 AT 11:02 PM
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FROSTY1
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  • 1995 CADILLAC SEVILLE
  • V12
  • FWD
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  • 156,000 MILES
Where is the starter located on this vehicle?
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Monday, February 25th, 2019 AT 5:56 PM (Merged)
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RIGO01
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The stater is under the intake manifull is in the center of the engine
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Monday, February 25th, 2019 AT 5:56 PM (Merged)
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THAD
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  • 1986 CADILLAC SEVILLE
Starter removal 1986 seville
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Monday, February 25th, 2019 AT 5:56 PM (Merged)
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DRCRANKNWRENCH
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Attached are instructions for starter removal.
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Monday, February 25th, 2019 AT 5:56 PM (Merged)
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SARGE19K
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  • 1992 CADILLAC SEVILLE
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 147,000 MILES
Where is the starter located? I have been told that it is inside the engine area and that I have ti pull off the top plastic cover to get to it. True?
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Monday, February 25th, 2019 AT 5:56 PM (Merged)
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BUZZSAW
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A 92 no, its under the car right up front
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Monday, February 25th, 2019 AT 5:56 PM (Merged)
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LEILANI11
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  • 1998 CADILLAC SEVILLE
  • V8
  • 2WD
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  • 110,000 MILES
How do you take off a motor mount on a 1998 cadillac seville
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Monday, February 25th, 2019 AT 5:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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You have to undo the frame mount bolt/nut, raise teh engine up and undo the bolts onthe engine. Make sure the engine is secured when up so it doesn't crush your hands. Reverse procedure to install.
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Monday, February 25th, 2019 AT 5:57 PM (Merged)
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LEILANI11
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I have taken out the bolts conected to the engine and the 3 bolts
conected to mount and and it is loose, the engine is jacked up and I don't have enough room to get it out is is loose I just need about3/4
in to get it out.
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Monday, February 25th, 2019 AT 5:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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You may have to loosen one or both of the other mounts from the frame as well to get enough room.
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Monday, February 25th, 2019 AT 5:57 PM (Merged)
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LEILANI11
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I have untightened the bolts on the other mounts and I still don't have enough room to get the motor mount
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Monday, February 25th, 2019 AT 5:57 PM (Merged)
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FACTORYJACK
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This may help, I will start from square one. With the vehicle raised, or at least the front end, remove the front two subframe bolts and let the frame hang. You will want to remove the 10mm bolt for the bracket that secures the lines to the frame, and obviously the mount nut. Remove the two upper bolts that secure the mount bracket to the front cylinder head, the lower bracket nuts, the brace that runs from the mount to the trans, and the lower bracket studs(using an E-torx). The mount and bracket should be loose. The next part I will try and detail as much as possible. What I do, is pry the frame down and insert a deep socket, or equivalent between the frame and body, and lift up on the front of the engine creating as much space as possible, so that when I lift up on the mount, the long lower stud clears the frame. Rotate the mount/bracket clockwise, as to withdraw the upper part of the bracket from the opening first, and then manipulate the brake lines and such to pull the mount and bracket through. Replace the mount, and reinstall in reverse, not tightening any fasteners until the lower studs are in and tight. Hope this helps.
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Monday, February 25th, 2019 AT 5:57 PM (Merged)
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LEILANI11
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We don't see any brake lines in our way of taking the motor mount out.
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Monday, February 25th, 2019 AT 5:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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The brake lines are connected to the subframe where the motor mount connects. It's for the abs unitthat leads to the front wheels.
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Monday, February 25th, 2019 AT 5:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LEILANI11
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We already tied down the brake lines, so they are not in our way. And we still can't get it out.
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Monday, February 25th, 2019 AT 5:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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You'll have to disonnect the other motor mounts just like gstacey gave you theinstructions to get it out. They aren't easy.
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Monday, February 25th, 2019 AT 5:57 PM (Merged)
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FACTORYJACK
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Where does the holdup seem to be, get a little descriptive in what step you are held up on. You should not have to loosen any other engine mounts. The two mounts at the belt end, and trans end are mounted to the body, and will actually lower the powertrain increasing the difficulty.
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Monday, February 25th, 2019 AT 5:57 PM (Merged)

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