Starter Replacement

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HLEVY912
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  • 2004 CADILLAC CTS
Electrical problem 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 90000 miles

How do I replace the starter and where is it located also.

Thanks ;)
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Saturday, August 7th, 2010 AT 9:41 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Hi hlevy912,Welcome to 2carpros

You will need to jack the car up

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

and disconnect the battery, here is a general guide that will show you how along with the manual diagrams (below).

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-starter-motor

2004 Cadillac CTS V6-3.6L VIN 7

STARTER MOTOR REPLACEMENT

1.Turn the ignition OFF.
2.Disconnect the battery negative cable.


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3.Remove the starter solenoid electrical connector from the starter.


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4.Remove the starter terminal nut (1) and the battery positive cable (2) from the starter.


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5.Remove the starter motor bolts.
6.Remove the starter motor.

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Saturday, August 7th, 2010 AT 11:30 PM
Tiny
KSTONEKC
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  • 2003 CADILLAC CTS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 104,000 MILES
Electrical problem
2003 Cadillac CTS 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 104000 miles

2003 Cadillac CTS, 3.2 v6, 104,000 miles my starter went out and the estimated repair was $443.00
later they called and said my flywheel needed to be replaced.

My question is: can the starter mess up the flywheel. And how can I tell if they are telling the truth.

It is at a Firestone dealer, what should I expect to be charged?
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Monday, June 5th, 2017 AT 5:39 PM (Merged)
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JACK42
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Mitchells labor guide calls for 10.5 hours of labor to replace the flywheel, plus about $100 for the flywheel plus whatever the cost of the starter is.I would go down there and ask to see where the flywheel is messed up, it can happen from a bad starter, but you would have heard grinding noises when starting if it was hurting the flywheel.
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