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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, 96 FWB w/LT1 starter replacement in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Wheres the starter located, and what steps are needed in replacing this thing?...
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    96 FWB w/LT1 starter replacement

    Wheres the starter located, and what steps are needed in replacing this thing?

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    Re: 96 FWB w/LT1 starter replacement

    It's like every other GM V8 since the dawn of time (ok, the 50s). Underneath the car, next to the oil pan, held on with two different length bolts, and two electrical connections on the back. Note this diagram shows shims. In my experience, reuse the shims that come out to get close.
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    Re: 96 FWB w/LT1 starter replacement

    I was just about to chime in and say it is not a tough job. I did the starter in a friend's 96 Fleetwood several years ago, and I really don't remember it being a big deal. Just make sure that you have that big beast firmly on jack stands before you crawl under it!!

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    Re: 96 FWB w/LT1 starter replacement

    I was told a starter for a Corvette is the best choice for any LT1 engine.

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    Re: 96 FWB w/LT1 starter replacement

    It's a great choice, and I use one on a couple of my LT1 cars.

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    When i removed the old starter a piece from the longer bolt mount broke off in the fly wheel housing, now we need to drop the shield to get to it.

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    Re: 96 FWB w/LT1 starter replacement

    Looks like it was cracked for a while. You could see it was an easy job. You should remove and install a starter on a Northstar or 4.5, 4.9 engine to appreciate a RWD engine.

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    Re: 96 FWB w/LT1 starter replacement

    Removed the broken piece, and got her all buttoned back up, and she fired right up. Here's the patient in this thread, my friend Dustin's 96 FWB



    Quote Originally Posted by HUF View Post
    Looks like it was cracked for a while. You could see it was an easy job. You should remove and install a starter on a Northstar or 4.5, 4.9 engine to appreciate a RWD engine.

    Been there lol. I own a Northstar engine

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