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  • daapeman1977
  • Cadillac El Dorado

I have a 1991 eldorado with about 142,000 miles. It's the 4.9 liter engine. My starter went out, I changed it, and it ran for about 25 miles, until I ran out of gas. I put 5 gallons in, and now it won't start. I've tried replacing the starter again, adjusting with shims, i've checked to make sure there is power going to the starter, and I need some advice on what to check to get it running. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Friday, November 23rd, 2007 AT 9:01 PM

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  • blackop555
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DOes the car crank? Or does it crank and not fire up/turn over?

If it doest crank then the starter is good, when you said you ran it out of fuel I got the feeling that you wrecked the fuel pump, try spraying starter fluid in the throttle body, if it fires right up your problem is fuel related.

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Saturday, November 24th, 2007 AT 9:04 AM

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