Prior to today the only problem I had with my car is the starter and tuneup issues. Sometimes I would have to hold down on the key in order to get it to turn over. Okay, I put the key in the ignition switch, then when i try to start it -> I turn the key it "cough's", then while i'm still holding on the key there's a long quiet pause for like 5-10 seconds and then it will turn over and run perfectly fine. Now When i turn the key the lights come on and every thing but it wont start. I replaced the battery because it was faulty (had it tested at autozone and they gave me a brand new one because it was covered under warranty) You know how when the battery is dead it *click click click's* well its acting like a dead battery without the clicking. Is it the starter? how do I replace it? Do i have to disconnect the ac line in front of the radiator, pull the exhaust manifold and pull the radiatior? I have a 4.9 8cyl? Please help.
Starter Replacement (please help) on 1991 Cadillac Eldorado
by fueligknight in Smyrna, GA on January 13, 2010
ANSWER by matte on January 13, 2010
This sounds like it's the starter or the starter solenoid. You need detailed step-by-step instructions for completing this repair. Try one of the resources below for that kind of help, but just a warning--this may not be the problem, and I'm concerned to may create more problems or not solve the problem without a detailed diagnosis by a professional. http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info http://bit.ly/alldata_repair_manuals http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online