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dammad replied to dammad's topic in 997-2 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S, Carrera GTS, 911 Speedster)After leaving it for a while the hub moves more freely, so assume it was residue pressure in the lines. Still, doesn't explain why I get grinding feeling/noise when I brake at low speed. Any ideas on that?
My 2009 4S has been running well, but recently I noticed that when I brake I can feel some mild grinding when I brake at low speeds. No brake wears lights are on, so I checked the front and rear brake pads manually and they both have lots of pad left. I removed a front wheel and found that if I turn the hub by hand: - it moves very stiffly. Even after I've put the PDK in N. and handbrake is off - there is some rotational play in the front axle shaft to the 4WD system. You can feel it touching on the gears to the left/rightNot sure if this is normal, but thought I'd mention it. Now I'm wondering if the brake system at the front is doing something strange (why can't I turn it easily) or there's an axis/4WD problem? Discs look very good and I get no vibration under braking. Any ideas? Is the axle and turning stiffness just a feature of the 4WD?
dammad replied to LW11's topic in 991 Series (911 Carrera, 4, S, 4S, GTS, 4 GTS, Targa 4, Targa 4S, 911 50, GT2 RS)Search for 'Emergency release cable' or look at this sample link: Getting power to it and/or using the emergency release cable should do it.
Loren: Interesting. Didn't realize there wasn't a separate cab drain diagram. Based on my memory and pictures, this is how the drains are on my 997.2. - Picture #1 shows where the drains appear to go. Drain 2 has a capture tank that often seems to cause the overflows into the rear carpets - Picture #2 shows them imposed on my car. - Picture #3 shows the drain that goes to Drain #1 - Picture #4 shows the drain area that goes to Drain #2. Clean both areas (Drain #1 and #2) as well as both outlets in the wheel well. Of course, it is the same on both sides. Hope this helps prevent a few floods for fellow cab owners. Dammad.
Alan111, Let me take a picture of my car and illustrate the drains this morning. Essentially there are 4 'outlets' from the top area each with a different drain. To clean out, remove any reachable debris from the area the top folds into, then flush with water and then work the outlets in the wheel well to remove 'crud' as well as work the rubber. Loren: Do you have a diagram on the cabriolet drains on the 997.2, that pic is for the sunroof version. Dammad.
dammad replied to Bruce in Philly's topic in 997-2 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S, Carrera GTS, 911 Speedster)I wasn't getting a reading on the dash oil test when I brought the car used.
dammad replied to Bruce in Philly's topic in 997-2 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S, Carrera GTS, 911 Speedster)Hi, I replaced the oil level sender on my '09 and it was very straightforward. No need to calibrate it at all. Works well now.
A quick addition to this thread. I noticed today that the 997.2 has two drains (per side) for the cabriolet roof. One dumps out at the front of the rear wheel, but the 2nd dumps out at the rear of the rear wheel. It exits at the point where the rear part of the rear wheel well cover finishes at the top. Make sure you give that one a clear too. I found I could reach it in the gap at the end of the wheel well cover. Pouring in some water around the top and then squeezing the outlet cleaned it out nicely.
dammad replied to dammad's topic in 997-2 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S, Carrera GTS, 911 Speedster)Quick update. There's no problem in removing or opening the 997.2 immobilizer. I unplugged black then brown and all worked fine. The immo is about a centimeter above the floor under the seat so there's some buffer in case of water incursions.
I had some water intrusion from clogged cab drains during the crazy heavy CA rains. So I thought I'd take the seat out and examine the under seat modules (park assist and immo) while it is dry here. I haven't seen any instructions on removal but it comes apart pretty much as a 997.1 or 996. The immobilizer module is, of course, different, so I'm wondering for any input on: - is there an order to removing the connectors to the immobilizer? On the 996 is was black 1st then Blue, but this has 2 black plugs and 1 brown. - is it 'safe' to open the immobilizer box (battery is disconnected already etc.)? I don't want it to think I'm tampering with it or something. Dammad
dammad replied to Carerra's topic in 997-2 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S, Carrera GTS, 911 Speedster)I doubt it would do any harm to click cancel or reset the durametric software. Clearing codes is an atomic operation so will either have cleared or not. I'd suggest rebooting the PC to make sure everything is good for when you retry.
dammad posted a topic in 997-2 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S, Carrera GTS, 911 Speedster)I checked my '09 Cabs's drains at the end of summer and they appeared to drain fine down behind the wheels with good flow. However, now the rain is here, I'm getting water in the driver's side rear footwell (below the carpet) causing the alarm/electrics to go off. I've moped up the water and I checked the drains again between the rains but they still seem to drain well. I've checked the slot style drains from around the end of the top as well as the main drain towards the center of the car in a drainage dip. Does anyone have any idea on where the water may be coming in from or perhaps other drains I've missed?
dammad replied to Pete03S's topic in 997-2 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S, Carrera GTS, 911 Speedster)My kids prefer the convertible too.
dammad replied to Daniel Uk's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I was thinking of crankshaft position sensor. Check out this post:
dammad replied to Daniel Uk's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Have you changed your Cam position sensor? The traffic light failure to start and then start sound similar to those symptoms. Usually the cam position sensor starts getting flaky causing failure to run and then after some time (short or long dependent on temp) it will start fine. Just an idea....