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  3. It is like a roar (kind of...), pretty loud. I lifted the lid, I could not see anything, mainly because the airbox covers the A/C compressor. I plan on removing the airbox soon to see if anything has changed after the compressor was initially inspected. When I re-started the engine, it was immediately after turning it off without time for anything to cool off.
  4. It would help to know what the sound sounds like. Is it a squeal, thump, roar? Have you lifted the engine lid and made an inspection? It could be that the compressor clutch is heating up and dragging, so when you shut down and restart, it re-positions itself temporarily.
  5. We really don't see how we can. Owner records here are legally considered the property of that owner, and if he or she decides not to respond, there is nothing anyone can do to help you.
  6. Buying parts from Pelican is perpetually a crap shoot; sometimes what they call an "OEM" part really isn't. They have been doing this since I have been in the business, which is more years than I care to mention, and which is one of the reasons I never buy from them.
  7. Thanks for your reply. The compressor replacement is already scheduled for next week. I need to drive the car a few miles around here and then I need to drive to the shop that will replace the compressor, which is a few miles away. I am intrigued by the fact that turning the engine off/re-starting eliminates (at least temporarily) the noise. I was wondering if other members have experienced the same thing. Knowing what is going may help to make a determination on whether the car can be driven to the shop or it needs to be towed.
  8. Hi, have 2002 boxster, the n/s window does not drop when the door is opened , I can hear what sounds like a motor when the door handle is pulled but the window doesn't drop. The window works from switch inside car but going down it finishes with a bump and going up at about two thirds it makes a grinding noise like the glass is being scratched which it isn't.
  9. Why are you even driving/running the car with the AC compressor seized? Even though the compressor clutch is disengaged, the clutch compressor bearings are still turning. You need to identify where the "noise" is coming from. A long handled screw driver or mechanics stethoscope placed against each turning component, pulley, will narrow down where the noise is coming from. However, if the compressor is seized, that is more than likely the source. You run the risk of having the compressor seize entirely and that will kill your serpentine belt. Fix your AC compressor!
  10. No body want to help me ? Envoyé de mon iPad en utilisant Tapatalk
  11. FWIW, I recently replaced mine - 2003 Carrera cab with this one - also OEM Audi /VW part - it was identical to the one I removed (which appeared to be the original unit with red paint on screws) down to every inscription. Works fine. Is there even one that says Porsche OEM? Ignition Switch Genuine 4A0905849B 4A0 905 849 B 4A0-905-849-B 4A0.905.849.B | Pelican Parts WWW.PELICANPARTS.COM Genuine Ignition Switch InStock Ships Today! $40.00. Call (888)280-7799. May Qualify For FREE SHIPPING. Parts# 4A0 905 849 B 4A0-905-849-B 4A0.905.849.B 4A0905849B. V8, S6, S4, RS6, Quattro, Passat, Coupe, Cabriolet, Boxster, Allroad, A8, A6, A4, 911, 90, 80, 5000, 200, 100.
  12. The A/C compressor has seized and the compressor clutch appears to be disengaged, but sometimes I hear noise coming from the engine compartment and the engine does not run smoothly. If I stop, turn the engine off and re-start the engine, everything goes back to normal. This has occurred 3 times in about 100 miles. Any ideas on what is happening?
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  14. Thanks for all of the helpful responses. I am sure you all are right but I dissected the original switch (whith Audi logo) and couldn't find any recognizable differences between it and the replacement. I guess there is some "magic" in those OEM parts that other legitimate German parts makers (i.e. Weyle) don't know about? I took out my A/C relay (pain to get to!) and it tested working just fine. Guess I am forced to change out the switch and see if this is an example of OEM parts replacement revenge?
  15. Hello, Becker 1 Type: 4462 Ser: X5026359 48/98 I had a note next to my battery that said the radio code was 3812, although I assume the radio was switched prior to my purchase, since it doesn't work. I would greatly appreciate an assist on this. Thanks
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  17. Hi there, Model is cdr 220 #15064786 Thanks very much, Adam
  18. Ok ! it's very interesting ! and when you buy a new Porsche, i like to know the reliability and weak points 🙂 but this engine is very good for me.
  19. Hi Thanks for your response, however I have looked with the top in maintenance position on my 996. I can just about see the currogated tube at the side of all the linkage gubbins but there no way to access the water collection well. The only option I can see is to remove the side carpets but I dont know how to do that and was wondering if anyone does. The 986 convertible top is entirely different to the 996 so its not surprising. Cheers
  20. RFM was not suggesting switches but the connectors in the door frame.
  21. Thanks for your advice but as I said have already changed both switches so you can forget corrosion. I will repeat: windows operate fine - drops down when open the doors. The problem is that they doesn’t drop down when open the roof , so any suggestions?
  22. Look for corrosion inside the connectors on the "A" pillars, these are sensitive areas for corrosion.
  23. Yes, the belts use a pyrotechnic charge to trigger in an accident.
  24. Thanks for any help CDR-210 BE2282W5024479 Sticker on side is missing hope this is adequate info.
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