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BillyC

Replacing Starter

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OK, the concensus seems to be that my starter staying engaged too long on my 91 LS 400 is caused by a sticking solenoid (plunger). Consequently, I have a few questions:

1. Is a replacement solenoid available, or must the whole starter assembly be replaced?

2. How is the starter accessed?

3. Is this a job that a "do it yourselfer" can handle?

Thanks,

BillyC 91LS400

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That is something I would also like to know, as my 90 LS400 with 228,500 does the same thing. I do not want to to ruin the starter, because I have heard that is big $$$$!

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BillyC,

This is a big job - $800+ probably @ lexus dealer..... its buried under the intake manifold in rear of engine.

Procedure of major component removal:

disconnect acclerator cable

remove air cleaner/intake connector

Disconnect throttle body

Remove intake manifold assembly

Remove water bypass joint

obviously, you'll have to drain coolant/replace gaskets, etc....several items...

If you have another set of wheels and devote the weekend....you can get it done

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