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Everything posted by JFP in PA

  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:
  15. Welcome to RennTech Unfortunately, as noted above, 2000-2001 were transitional and could have either a dual or single row bearing. Equally unfortunate is all the internet garbage about being able to determine which style bearing would be in an engine of this vintage from engine numbers, VIN, production dates, phase of the moon when the car was built, etc.; all of which are complete nonsense. The ONLY to know which style is in the engine is to take it apart and look.
  16. Unless something codes, Durametric won't see it. Before ripping the car apart, open the front trunk, remove the battery cover, and have a sniff about; we haven often see problems with the top area of the fuel pump assembly involved with gas odor issues.
  17. That is entirely your call. You will need to change the master cylinder over to provide brake fluid for the clutch system, pedal set, run new hydraulic lines from the clutch pedal to the clutch, shifter cables , shifter, electric switches for the clutch cruise release, back up lights, reprogram the DME (it will be looking for the Tip and will code without it), etc., etc.......... And when you are all done, the VIN will still say it is a Tiptronic car, lowering any resale value.
  18. It isn't the line, it is were the fitting exits the bellhousing. The line is flexible and can be moved, the fitting's exit position is determined by the flange on the rear of the IMS shaft, and cannot be moved.
  19. Depends upon the size and shape of the bar; the 996 sway bar is close to the Solution fitting coming out of the bellhousing. I'd suggest you measure your clearance with the factory bar in place so you know what you have to play with, and then look at the diameter and position of the bars you are considering. From experience, some clear and some do not, even when they are from the same manufacturer, so it is a bit of a crap shoot. Another idea would be to contact your local PCA to see what others have had success with. Good luck with this one.
  20. The EVAP cannister and associated valves in the wheel well by the gas filler neck:
  21. 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 $.
  22. Auto to manual conversion attempts are a fools errand. You will need to literally tear the entire car apart to do it; parts, even out of the junk yard, will cost way more than the car is worth.
  23. Welcome to RennTech Amazon carries CHF11S in stock.
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