I have a 91 LS400 which shows all the signs of a clogged solenoid screen. Per instructions earlier in this thread I've located the solenoid. However, so far I'm unable to remove it and want to be sure I'm going about this the right way as the notion of hitting any car part with a hammer and chisel is a bit disconcerting!
I see the solenoid mounted on the steering rack behind the driver's side front wheel. Two wires connect to the bottom of the solenoid and, where the solenoid mounts to the rack, it appears to be attached to a thin, large-diameter hex-head nut. Is this the nut that I am meant to be tapping with a chisel and hammer? I tried this several times but the nut didn't budge at all and I've begun to score the metal quite severely. Is this thing reverse-threaded?
Any pointers are appreciated. Pictures would be extremely helpful. I've checked the gallery but find no pictures of the solenoid.