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  1. Hi everyone, thanks for your replies! I touched base with my mechanic, and he said that because it doesn't seem like my transmission has ever been serviced (going on 122K miles), that he thought it was better to replace the fluid gradually as to avoid slipping or damaging the transmissions. He told me to come back after 1000 miles to replace the fluid again. I think the transmission fluid has been filled to the right level--I trust that my mechanic knows what he's doing. For now, the transmission is okay, just not shifting as smoothly as I would like. Definitely better after the original transmission fluid change than before.
  2. Hi everyone! I’m the proud new owner of a ‘99 Boxster 2.5L. Recently, I noticed that when my transmission automatically shifts from second to third gear, it’ll jerk very slightly, as if the transmission is stuck for the briefest moment in second gear right before it shifts. More noticeably, when I’m driving to slow down and breaking, as the transmission begins shifting from fourth to third and second, there is some jerking again—the sort of jerking you get when a transmission shifts into a slower gear and the car slows down suddenly because of the lower gear. So when I’m slowing down, I will be going at a given speed, the car will downshift a gear, I will feel that sudden slow down, the car will run at a lower speed, downshift again, and I’ll feel that sudden slowdown again. This keeps happening until the car reaches second gear, of course. Because of this, I recently had the transmission fluid changed. My mechanic showed me that the old transmission fluid was black and smelled like smoke, but that he hadn’t found any metal shavings so he thought the transmission was probably still okay. He told me to check in after a couple hundred miles to see if the transmission adjusts and drives better. It’s been a hundred miles, and I’m still seeing this behavior—should I be worried, or is this common in tiptronics? I’m hoping that best case scenario, the car’s sensors are miscalibrated and the trans is downshifting at the wrong times (thus the gap between the speed it’s going at and the slowing down effect of a lower gear). Worst case would be having to buy a new transmission. Please help! Would appreciate some advice or expertise.
  3. Hi y’all! Thanks in advance for reading this—there’s so much kindness and knowledge in this blog and I appreciate it so much. Had a quick question—how exactly do I operate my rear fog light on my USA sold ‘99 Boxster 986? Though I’ve read on forums that I’m supposed to push the front light stalk until I hear a second click (at which point the rear fog light will be on), I don’t see that option on my car. My stalk only clicks one way for the front fog lights—no second click. Same goes for the lights dial—the manual shows that I should be able to turn the dial counterclockwise for the fog lights, but it doesn’t seem like my dial turns that way to the left. Is it possible the dial is stuck or something? Currently, when the car is on and at least the parking light is turned on, however, it appears that the driver’s side fog light is on—so I’m guess either there’s something wrong with a switch/wiring or I accidentally turned it on at some point and don’t know how to operate it properly and turn it back off. Im attaching some pictures of what the lights look like and what my lighting dial looks like. You can see that the fog light is lit on the driver’s side, and is not on the passenger’s. I’d appreciate any help or advice!
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