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Left Manifold Needed '92 Seville Touring Sedan


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I am back for more. Wife reports "Engine-Coolant WARM" light. Temps climb from 197-212 to 223-227 while at idle in traffic this mornings commute. I need a replacement Left Manifold. PIX attached. Questions..

*How do I locate manifold "Casting Code" or is it not important to match?

*Would a Cracked Left Manifold have caused starter to fail? What else might be affected that could need replaced also?

*Is there anything else that is prone to go bad or that I should inspect and or replace as long as I am R/R the manifold.

*I need reccomendations for a parts source.

A little background..................car has 135,239 miles

I originally bought lease/return 5/95 47k miles as second owner. Beautiful Metal flake Polo Green w/neutral leather. 1G6KY53BXNU835733 DEALER CODE 38533 Options-> Bose sound, heated seats, auto day/night mirror.

Original sticker $41,277.00 Used $20,445. Car has been a really sweet ride for many years. My wife has taken it over as a commuter and has also fallen in love with it. Likes to accelerate then brake hard at the stop lights, and at every occasion will cut the corner on a driveway in order to runover a curb :angry: . I need a couple more years of savings before I can buy another used caddy. She likes the styleing of the CTS but the roomyness of the STS.

I have replaced (Warranty) AC compressor, Drivers seat, Front LFT strut 3 times Condensation Rear Light 2 times, Water pump (Non Warranty) Front brakes, Wheel Cylinders, battery 3 times, wires 2-3 sets, TB re jeted, 2-3 sensors.


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Your temps sound normal

The casting code is stamped or cast right into the manifold and you will need to match casting codes to make sure you get the correct manifold

The manifold should not have caused the starter to go bad nor should anything else need replacing

Anything prone to going bad? At 135,000 miles anything can go bad but the car doesn't have a weak spot, my 91 with a 4.9 had a tranny go at 120K. We have had many that have has PCM problems, and one who had the block disintegrate and he needed to replace the engine.

Try to get one at http://www.car-parts.com have the casting code when you call the yards.

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Your car should provide you with at least 40.000 miles of relatively trouble-free service. Try to not spend a lot, just keep it in good running order. Things do go south: power windows, Bose system, water pump, radiator, struts, stabilizer bar bushings, links, starter, battery... But it is minor stuff. The 4.9 is a VERY reliable engine. It can last well over 300.000 miles. I cannot say the same about the tranny though. Report problems as they show up and we will try to save you money and keep the car for a few more years.

p.s. as BodybyFisher mentioned the exhaust manifold could not affect the starter, and your temperatures are absolutely normal for traffic. It should be around 195 at highway speeds.

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