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    Porsche Carrera 996 4S 2004
  1. thormann

    Engine support bar

    I am not sure, if I understand you right: At the front the engine is still being held by the engine mounting bracket! To support the transmission side of the engine, I will use the same point, the Porsche bar does! You are right, that adjusting under weight (even under only estimated 100kgs) doesn‘t work! So I need to slightly support with a jack somewhere
  2. thormann

    Engine support bar

    Good to hear from someone with experience. I will give this a try then. This is a 12t stand from Bahco, a European company. I like the way to adjust the height and very solid. Gives me a good feeling under the car...
  3. thormann

    Engine support bar

    I was thinking of using such kind of jack stand, which is adjustable as well. So, from your experience: Will this be wobbly! Unfortunately I can not weld this bar by myself and these stands I have at home
  4. thormann

    Engine support bar

    Thanks for the answer! Since I do not have a lift, I want to put the car on 4 jack stands and I do not move the car with the transmission removed! So these advantages of the engine support bar are not required for me. Is it then safe to take the engine weight with a jack stand at the same point? Or do horizontal forces occur, that the stand can not take and wobbles or something?
  5. thormann

    Engine support bar

    Hi, I know this is an old thread, but I found it when I was looking for a way to support my engine! What I do not understand, is the advantage of the special Porsche tool or a similar design. Why can‘t I simply take the weight of the engine with a normal jack at the same point, the special tool does! Or would this be wobbly? I have never removed the transmission so far, so I am thinking only theoretically! Maybe someone can make me sleep again😚
  6. Hello, I am planning to replace the clutch of my 996 4s and therefore need to remove the transmission. I will put the car on these 20" (max) Bahco jack stands. Would a 5th of this jack stand also be able to support the engine? In my opinion the effect is similar to the original Porsche tool (except that it stands on the bottom and is not connected to the car). The stand could be screwed exactly to a height "touching" the crankcase. Or am I wrong and need more of these or something different? Further I need a transmission jack! Can someone recommend one? What is the maximum lowest height of this jack to remove the transmission from under the car. Thanks for hints! Gert
  7. Thanks again for the replies!! It makes me crazy, too! The windows goes only down a bit, when I open the door! But the sound is already there when unlocking the car Very good idea, that was the solution for me, I thought! I tried immediately with the fuel lid open, but the sound is not coming from there. The pin of the lid and the rest of the power lock seem to move almost to the same time. And immediately afterwards, I hear this stupid jarring sound! By the way, it only happens, when unlocking the complete car with the remote! It does not happen, when unlocking the hood with the remote (although the doors will be opened as well)! Meanwhile I assume, this is something of the seat memory! However, I have deleted it for this key! Very annoying...
  8. No, then only the door opens! Oh, sorry! I thought in the 996 range the lock is the same! I have a 2004 996 C4 4S coupe (sunroof)! The problem is, that I hear the jarring sound only, if I have not unlocked the door for an hour or so! Therefore my question to limit the parts to check! As far as I could determine so far, the sound does not come from the doors, but not 100% sure! I don´t think the sound is coming from one door! The windows drop down when the door is open, but not when unlocked! Thanks for the replies so far!
  9. No! Oh, sorry! I thought in the 996 range the lock is the same! I have a 2004 996 C4 4S coupe (sunroof)! The problem is, that I hear the jarring sound only, if I have not unlocked the door for an hour or so! Therefore my question to limit the parts to check! As far as I could determine so far, the sound does not come from the doors, but not 100% sure! I think the sound is not coming from one door! Thanks for the replies so far!
  10. Hi, when I unlock the car with the remote I can hear the power lock and immediately afterwards a jarring sound! Therefore the above question, what all is "moved" when I press the unlock button! The power lock of the driver and passenger door and something else, which I need to locate to grease or so! I have deleted the seat memory for the key, but the jarring sound still comes up! Where can I look? Thanks, Marco
  11. Thanks for your reply! Yes, I have read about the 180° thing! However, this doesn´t work for me! I tried a pick in the small hole and even a big screwdriver in the big hole with a little more power! This ring doesn´t turn! Further the manual shows exactly "my" position. In this position I can put the wire about 1" into the lock´s hole! However, nothing happens! How far do I need to put it in? Has one photos of this mechanism, I have to release! So far it is hard to imagine for me, how this shall get off Thanks again!!
  12. Meanwhile I could disconnect the plug. I used a flat screwdriver and pushed on the clamp of the plug through the hole in the housing (photo above) Now I need to seperate the keylock from the steering wheel lock! While ignition on 1, the small hole is close to the 1 o´clock position (photos). I used a 1,3mm electro wire and could put that in the hole about 1/2", however it did not unlock anything! The diameter of the wire should be within the range (1,3-1,5mm) of the manual! In dmcole´s DIY tutorial I read that the "beauty ring" shall be rotated 180°, so that the small hole is in the 7 o´clock position! However, I can not even rotate the beauty ring without the rest. Is there any trick? Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks, Thormann
  13. Hi, I am "trying" to replace my complete ignition lock assembly. So far it was not a problem and after disassembling the left vent and the instrument cluster I could mechanically disassemble the ignition/steering lock! Electrically I have disconnected the ignition switch and the harness from the immobilizer! However, I can not disconnect the plug with 2 wires from the lock barrel (lock barrel is still in the steering lock unit). Is there any trick for that? Thanks, Thormann
  14. No one opened the front diff yet?
  15. Hi there, I wonder, if anyone has already opened/repaired the front diff of a 996 4WD? I am not sure how to "push" the side bearings back into the housing and housing cover! Do I need a special press for that or can I carefully put it in place and close the cover? I am a little afraid to damage the housing... Any help would be appreciated! Thanks... Gert

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