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  1. This DIY tutorial covers how to remove the intake manifold on the 3.6L V6 Cayenne. Removing the intake manifold gives you access to several parts of the engine that you may need to service. Disclaimer: Perform at your own risk. This is for reference only, I am not responsible for any damage/injuries that may occur from this procedure. Please do not attempt if you are not comfortable with doing work on your car or working around the fuel system. Work in a well ventilated area as you will be releasing a small amount of gas and fumes. Difficulty: 5/10 Estimated Time:
    3 points
  2. First off - thanks to everyone who has been down this road before me for providing tips and suggestions and troubleshooting regarding this common problem. I have been dealing with a key that would stay all the way to the right upon starting meaning that the A/C, heated seats and some other items would not function. My solution had been to simply start the car and then just move the key back one notch to the left and everything worked fine. So if others have that issue, my original solution will work but obviously the problem remains and at some point you may end up stranded if the ignitio
    3 points
  3. I would first check the one you have to make sure it is not blocked from air flow by debris.
    2 points
  4. Welcome to RennTech , and your English is fine, and much better than our Greek! It probably caused by oil pressure bleeding down from the hydraulic tensioner's in the VarioCam system, which do not cost that much, either in Euros or $.
    2 points
  5. Be aware the most dealer will not share the service records for the vehicle because they legally belong to the previous owner(s), and the dealers are uninclined to track them down and get a legal release.
    2 points
  6. A cooler on the return line from the rack to the pump will probably help.
    2 points
  7. Charge pressure sender Manifold pressure sender
    2 points
  8. A couple of days ago my head unit started cycling off and on every minute or so. I found some posts that these things are notorious for failing so I started looking for a place that would repair it. Luckily I found the Becker office in Saddle Brook NJ, called them, and they emailed me instructions how to fix it. Apparently my XM SAT provider caused the problem. It required a reboot as per below: WARNING It was brought to our attention, that the PCM 3.0 and 3.1 units have been rebooting continuously on a number of Porsche vehicles at the moment. It seems that a signal was s
    2 points
  9. OK, first of all, either twisting wires together and wrapping them with tape, or using wire nuts is totally unacceptable for automotive applications. Both are pathways to shorts and even fires. Wires should be reconnected with crimp connectors at a minimum, with soldering them and then using heat shrink tubing to cover the soldered joints the actual preferred method. Most likely, in the process of doing this swap, you disturbed something, but exactly what is hard to say, particularly as the previous owner used the twisted wire and tape wrap method of connecting things. It is ent
    2 points
  10. Hi guys, I bought my 1999 Porsche 911 C4 Tiptronic back in January and I've been doing little projects on it ever since. I used to have a 2016 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack with a 6.4 liter V8 that I traded in last summer, but I was missing the sports car feeling too much so decided to buy the Porsche. One of the things that stood out to me on the test drive was just how sluggish and unresponsive the Tiptronic gearbox felt compared to the one I had in the Dodge. Since the rest of the car was in very good condition (invoices for every oil change & repair going back to 2003, IMS
    2 points
  11. You should not have to - unless you hooked up the new battery backwards. If the polarity was hooked up correctly then you need to start looking for poor grounds. Starting with the battery cable then chassis grounds.
    2 points
  12. The Tiptronic transmission has a special tool for fluid. First you have to purchase the tool (expensive) or make one (inexpensive). The tool is the V.A.G.1924, runs about $300. You need the following tools and parts to start: 1. ATF fill tool 2. 7 (US) Quarts of Pennzoil Multi-Vehicle ATF 3. Torque wrench for 60 ft lbs 4. Torque wrench for 7.5 ft lbs (90 in lbs) 5. 17 mm allen bit 6. 8 mm allen bit 7. Torx 27 bit 8. Temperature meter with probe. I used an Oregon Scientific with a probe that has a 10 ft cord. 9. Porsche part 986 397
    2 points
  13. Just received a breakout box with some leads to complete my set of 996 vintage tool 😉 I've been using a PST2 since 2008 with a lot of success. Especially for friends that are looking to buy a use 996 turbo or simple troubleshooting and keys reprogramming.... But I never used a breakout box before and it is difficult to found information about how to use this tool especially on Porsche. Would like to test the internal voltmeter/ohmeter (URI) of the Bosch KTS500....OBDII pinout, 16 ports on the breakout box ? 6 leads, + ground (black) red and blue wires etc....Is there, somewhere, printed info t
    1 point
  14. Ahh thank you so much I found it, 87.9. would have never thought to look at FM stations.
    1 point
  15. I'm not sure. I've heard it's best to stick with a Porsche branded pump (rather than even the OEM Pierburg).
    1 point
  16. Thanks, I will have a go during lock-down, gives me something to do!
    1 point
  17. Auto's en lichte commerciële voertuigen AFTERMARKET.ZF.COM Personenauto's This is the catalog of the transmission manufacturer, country and language can be changed if necessary.
    1 point
  18. I finished a full cylinder replacement using LN Engineering Nickies 3.8 L kit last year that cost $6k in parts and machine services. I did the assembly work. It was a great education in 996 mechanics and special tools. Definitely not for the faint of heart! Looking back I should have done the heads at the same time so that I could call it a full rebuild. It took about 3 months total. Keith 2003 996
    1 point
  19. Signs of a dying crank position sensor, they get heat soaked and quit, come back to life when cooled off.
    1 point
  20. While the vehicle may contain VW parts, some of them are running Porsche software, which the VCDS cannot even see. Sometimes these modules drop offline when there is a water short, assuming it is not totally dead, the PIWIS should be able to see and communicate with the module, bringing it back online so it can be calibrated. If the PIWIS cannot communicate, you will need a new module, which will need to be coded to the vehicle, which the PIWIS can also do. Just remember, the 911 and Boxster vehicles also carry VW components, but the VCDS is useless with them.
    1 point
  21. You would be better served to run a voltage drop across each of the primary cables, none of them should drop more than 0.5V across their length after the connections are clean. Any greater voltage drop is a sign of corrosion inside the cable creating resistance and the voltage drop, which can only be corrected by replacing the cables.
    1 point
  22. I replaced them with LEDs no worries....but the thing I need to fix is the strip of LEDs across the top of the tail light...any idea how to?
    1 point
  23. Yes Dennis, my car will do the same thing unless you put it in launch control. There is always a slight hesitation from a dead stop. Unfortunately the car is geared so tall that driving it like a 911 should be driven will put you in jail. But, never leave the car in default mode. As soon as you start up put in sport mode or drive it manually. The default mode is silliness to keep the mileage numbers down and runs the engine way below where it is happy. What I have learned with my TT S is that there is such a thing as a car being too powerful. In many ways my 2006 manual C4S is more fun t
    1 point
  24. Yes, that is the seal and the cam tool set.
    1 point
  25. Guys, Thanks for the information in this and several other threads. I was able to fix an new problem on my 2002 Boxster. The passenger window stopped dropping the 1/2 inch on either inside or outside handle pull. It was really odd, I took out the latch and while wiggling it around the window would drop and raise back up repeatedly. I took the latch apart and cleaned it and re-soldered the pc board. Put it back together and it as working fine. Thanks again, Ken Alarm Fault 47 Possible cause of fault: • Short circuit to groun
    1 point
  26. I was lucky enough to get a hold of 2 944's for $300. 1985 turbo which is my project. And a 1987 which is my parts car. Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
    1 point
  27. Cs can be done without engine removed
    1 point
  28. I thought I would collect this for ease of use by forum members. Hope it helps with questions like 'when should I do this', or what kind of maintenance at xxxx miles. All of the below pertains only to B markets. Porsche organizes countries it sells its cars to, into markets, classified as A, B, or C. USA falls into the B market category, and since I reside there, below info will be only for B markets. If you live in other market, I am sure you can approximate durations, etc, but from what I see, there is language stating countries with leaded fuel do their maintenan
    1 point
  29. Probably the axel flange seals going bad.
    1 point
  30. These rubber "accordians" can crack over time. Fortunately the rubber piece is only around $60, and can be replaced easily. You'll need to set aside about an hour and a half if you haven't done this before. Tools needed: Flat-bladed screwdriver 4mm allen wrench Ratchet with short extension and 10mm socket Parts needed: The bellows Two plastic expanding fasteners (might come with the bellows) First, deploy your spoiler manually, and shut off the ingnition. No need to disconnect the battery. You will see, along the rear edge, four caps, as seen below.
    1 point
  31. Are you sure you don't have fuses mixed up? I'm currently on 1 pump in my CS with fuse 14 pulled and can hear the right side pump running/whinning when the car is on. I think Fuse #14 is for the driver side pump and #13 is the right pass side pump, but feel free to correct me If I'm wrong USA
    1 point
  32. Hi I ordered a PIWIS 2 kit a couple of weeks ago. I finally got round today to connecting it to car and having a play around for the first time and familiarising myself with the menus and functions. Ran through all the headings 1. Fault Memory 2. Actual Values input signals 3. Drive Links checks 4. Coding Adaptations 5. Maintenance repairs and 6. Programming. And then I made a mistake, I was about to finish and out of curiosity I on the programming menu I selected Auto programming and ran it. It starting running but then the installation aborted. The cars modules seemed to have
    1 point
  33. Strange, we still get them with the coating, but then we buy them in bulk. In any case, the rule of thumb is simple: Anything that rotates, vibrates, is time consuming to get at, or can come flying out if the bolts come loose will benefit from Loctite. As I noted earlier, we Loctite flywheel and pressure plate bolts on every make of car, you really do not want these to come loose. The axle flange bolts are an excellent example, we find loose ones all the time. Loctite is cheap, repairing a car that has had a pressure plate or flywheel come loose is not.
    1 point
  34. I've attached 2 plumbing schematics for the air suspension system. The first is for the Touareg, the second for the Cayenne. I'm assuming the aftermarket compressor you have may be like the one for the Touareg which did not have the tyre filling feature. If that is the case then you can see the tyre filling plumbing is not available on that compressor, and is also fitted with some extra check valves which could be causing your issue. The tyre filling connection is shown as number 8 on the Cayenne diagram, and is missing from the Touareg version.
    1 point
  35. Here is what it cost me to have both fobs and keys replaced and programmed... Purchased 2 key blades cut for my car (keysinthepost.com) ~25.00 shipped 1 fob from ebay ~ 120.00 shipped 1 fob from dealer ~ 200.00 Dealer program 2 fobs - $65.00 List of IPAS codes for my car- FREE
    1 point
  36. I had heard this urban legend that you can repair door dings and dents by rubbing dry ice over the dent and then heating it with a hair dryer or heat gun. It seemed simple enough, so I decided to try it on the wife's urban assault vehicle which has its fair share of door dings. I went over to our neighborhood grocery store and got 2 pounds of dry ice for $3. Here is the what the test door looked like before the test. Essentially the process is to take some dry ice (while wearing gloves, as it is very, very cold), and simply run the dry ice back and forth over the dent until the metal has c
    1 point
  37. Twinturbofan and chappcc, Did you check these probable causes? Fault code 4460 -- Pressure sensor Possible cause of fault - Short circuit to ground/voltage or open circuit in circuit to control module terminals 25, 26 and 42 - Plug connection on stop light switch faulty - Adjustment of the stop light switch not OK - Wiring/ plug connection faulty - Pressure sensor faulty (replace hydraulic unit)
    1 point
  38. Fault code 4460 -- Pressure sensor Possible cause of fault - Short circuit to ground/voltage or open circuit in circuit to control module terminals 25, 26 and 42 - Plug connection on stop light switch faulty - Adjustment of the stop light switch not OK - Wiring/ plug connection faulty - Pressure sensor faulty (replace hydraulic unit)
    1 point
  39. Hi All Below is some of what the shop manual has to say on the convertible top function. The actual trouble shooting is quite specialized because special tools are required. It sounds like you may have a faulty micro-switch I am having a problem with my top also, it is in the convertible top fully open (or down) position. When I actuate the top switch I get the click clack sound from the control module but no action. Recently I topped up the hyd fluid (as per Izzy's DIY)to correct an intermitant cab top function and the top worked perfect. I have two questions for those who have moved th
    1 point
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