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  1. Yes annoying Porsche won't make the parts to replace just a simple rotor, the motors never die as they only in operation when the roof is moving so hardly get used, makes no sense in changing the whole motor! In fact the motors are very similar to A4 sunroof motor (only takes one) they cost £87 each not £586 each! I think I've been had! If I can get them rebuilt I will they are many more 996 Targa than 997.2 that I have. We shall see! Regards, Nick
  2. Hi Maurice, Sort it now thanks for your help! Took out the motors and they are worn right down due to the grinding paste inside the cable/motors. I tried everywhere to get the motor toothed gear replaced but I spoke to 6 different places and I was told that Porsche have patented the "bevelled edge" toothed gear and although the motor will last for ever as its only used when the roof is opening the toothed gears get a huge amount of wear but are not replaceable due to Porsche not making the part available! So you have to end up buying new complete motors at £
  3. Thanks Maurice, Looking at the motors I cam to the conclusion that the clicking sound was the motors trying to move the cable but as they are worn they are just spinning probably due to dirt and sticking roof. I can't get to the cables to lubricate them though pretty much impossible! If I could find someone to just replace the teeth then great but I doubt it! Regards, Nick
  4. Many thanks Maurice, I spent today taking off the motors and pulling them out you can see a toothed motor edge that fits in the a bar that powers each side of the roof. The teeth are worn pretty badly and the grease had turned to a paste which does not help I guess. Looking at the motors teeth it looks like they will have to be replaced, so two new motors look like being purchased!!
  5. Many thanks Maurice, Today I have opened the covers to the motors and they look ok, I put some white lithium grease and tried them, didn't seem to make much difference to be honest. I did notice that on opening the roof the right hand motor struggled more and stopped but I don't know if that indicates that the right hand side rails are worse than the left? What's the next stage? Pull the roof back 5 inches and disconnect the battery then see if I can pull the roof open? Check the rails I guess? Not sure what the next step is, if anyone can advise I would be
  6. I have a 997.2 Targa and the roof has started to judder, its slow and I hear a clicking sound also on closing it can't make the last bit where it lifts up. I had a quote from Porsche who said it will cot upwards of £3500 plus vat to take out the whole roof and replace the cables etc! Hell! there must be a cheaper way of getting the roof to work!!? Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks
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