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  1. That is the steering angle sensor, which contains the clock spring on your car. You need to also be aware the code you have indicates you may have a harness short, which replacing the steering angle sensor may not correct. More diagnostics are required, and if the steering angle sensor is the issue, the new one will need to be calibrated after installation.
  2. Welcome to RennTech Sorry, but the clock spring is not the issue, it is the steering angle sensor: P4420 Possible fault causes - Short circuit to B+ in wiring harness - Short circuit to ground in wiring harness - Short circuit between the signal and ground lines of the rate of turn sensor - Open circuit in electric circuit - PSM(TC/ABS) control unit faulty NOTE: Calibration of the steering angle sensor must be performed on a measuring platform. The steering angle sensor must be calibrated after work has been carried out on the running gear in the area o
  3. These switches are a common electrical fault source in these cars; fortunately they are not expensive and are a common DIY project.
  4. No, it is located on the fuel rail and is a mechanical device. The ignition switch is a cheap electrical part of the key assembly that requires no programing to replace. It is a pain to access, but controls ALL electrical functions in the car: A DIY how to here: How to change 996 ignition switch electrical section Be sure to buy the factory part, aftermarket versions are notoriously bad..............
  5. Welcome to RennTech Have you checked the actual fuel pressure? You also have not mentioned the fuel filter or the fuel pressure regulator, both of which could be part of the equation. I would also be looking at the ignition switch electrical section, a known weak point that causes all sorts of electrical issues when it goes bad. Good luck.
  6. Welcome to RennTech ALL Porsche's use this style bolt, and they are available in longer lengths.
  7. I would first check the one you have to make sure it is not blocked from air flow by debris.
  8. The Durametric will clear it; I have no experience with the other tool, so I cannot comment on it.
  9. Welcome to RennTech There is a sensor for the air bags under the center console that measures rapid deceleration, triggering the bags. Most likely, when the car was driven without the console reinstalled created this issue. I would have the code read and then cleared with a Porsche specific scan tool (disconnecting the battery will not clear it, it has to be done with the correct scan tool), and then drive the car to see if it comes back. If it does, wiring is not connected correctly; but I would be willing to bet it won't come back. Good luck.😉
  10. I misread your original post, I thought the engine you are looking at came out of a Boxster, which cannot be a 3.6L. Porsche has used more than one design chain for the IMS over the years which are not interchangeable as the gears and chain rails are also different:
  11. Sorry, but the 2002-2004 Boxster S engine was a 3.2L, not a 3.6L. later models got a 3.4L engine, but there were no 3.6L M96/97 Boxsters from the factory, although there was a 3.8L 9A1 engine in 2015-2016 "Spyder" model. You can interchange 3.2 and 3.4 cylinder heads within certain bounds and caveats: Both engines need to have the same cam drive systems (chain styles and number of chains varied over model years). 986 1997–1999 2.5 L (2,480 cc) 204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp) 245 N⋅m (181 lbf⋅ft) water-cooled DOHC 24-valve Boxer flat-six "M96.20" 2000–2002 2.7 L (2,68
  12. Your engine is a VarioCam+, a 2000 engine would be a 3.2L and carry the earlier VarioCam system. Which IMS is in the engine would be determined by when it was rebuilt, 2002-2004 it would be the single row serviceable bearing; 2000-2001 could go either way, any earlier and it would be the dual row serviceable bearing; 2005 or later would have the oversized non serviceable bearing.
  13. It doesn't need to be left open, simply buy a quality battery maintainer like Ctek, plug it into your cigarette lighter socket, run the cord out thru the cut out in the bottom of the driver's door (there for this exact purpose), and let the car sit for months (locked with the alarm on) without any issues.
  14. There is a tab in the fuse panel you can pull out and attach a 12V jumper to:
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