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Fellow 997-996 Targa owners -- if anyone is interested in rebuilt Targa motors I can be reached by PM. I'll be glad to purchase the parts and rebuild your old, worn Targa roof motors. Since this is not a classified section I won't quote pricing. I just want all 996/997 Targa owners out there to know that buying an expensive new motor is not the only solution when your roof gets stuck.
Sorry, Maurice, I meant to direct my reply to Nick. To clarify my comment about the curved gear, I wanted to state that the gears from the factory roof motors are angled to match the cable spiral wire. And I need to add that it is my OPINION, not an empirical fact, that the new gears are flat in PROFILE, not curved. I have looked at several newer Porsche roof motors for sale on Ebay and all have teeth that are flat when viewed in profile from the thin end. The gears I found were from a Nissan repair source, still on Ebay and easy to find. Just match the number of teeth (19), the outer gear dia
Maurice, you were mislead by someone. Porsche did not patent the gears simply because Porsche did not invent nor build the roof motors. Look on the side of any roof motor and you will see one name -- Siemens. They make all the sunroof motors for the German and Japanese automakers. I have personally rebuilt two Targa roof motors and purchased a used one with a worn gear. I replaced the cable drive gears for about $12 and they now work perfectly. The steel drive gear that contacts and moves the cables is not curved when new. They get worn to a curve over many years of use. Also, there should be