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Everything posted by rick3000

  1. I took my car into the dealer last week, they replaced a valve (996.605.201.01) and said they think they fixed it, they where unable to replicate the fluctuating/rough idle issue. I drove about 150 miles and they fluctuating idle has come back, and I had another instance where it fluctuated so far the car stalled when it dropped to about 200-300RPM and then did not want to turn back over, but eventually did. I parked, tried to turn it over again, no issue starting. Five hours later, I go to start it and it did not want to turn over, again. There does not appear to be any catalyst or pattern to these issues, and this time I am not getting any codes. Any suggestions or thoughts before I take it back to the dealer? I really appreciate everyones help! Thanks! EDIT: This could be a long shot, but I saw a mention of poor electrical possibly causing this type of issue. The dealer checked my battery because it is old (5-6 years). Would replacing it and seeing if that changes anything be worth trying?
  2. Thank you everyone, I think this will be a job for the mechanic. Although, considering this previous mechanics track record, I am going to find a new one, and see if they have any better luck. I will recommend they try everything suggested here. I'll keep you updated, thanks!
  3. Thank you for all of the replies! The mechanics has previously used smoke machines to no avail. However, when I first got the car I had an issue with it rejecting gasoline at the pump and the dealer under warranty said a tube had slipped and they had to tie it back up into place. I would imagine that could be one of the things JFP in PA has suggested above. Perhaps that could be causing the P0455 HVAC code, which appears in turn to be a possible cause of all these other codes, is that a fair assessment?
  4. Thanks, I'll try to resolve the P01124, P01126, and P0455 and check the harness before considering replacing the O2 sensors then. I have recently replaced the gas cap and no one is able to find the air leak. Any tips on how I can troubleshoot this? Even the mechanics are getting fed up with charging me to say we can't find it, I have taken it in at least 4-5 times with no luck finding this supposed leak.
  5. Hi Everyone, I have been enjoying my Boxster with minimal issues since 2006. For the last year I have had reoccurring P01124 and P01126 codes, occasionally with P0455. These are normally associated with an air leak. I have replaced the gas cap, air/oil separator, and my mechanic did find a pin hole in a breather tube. However, it did not complete stop these codes from popping up every now and then. I have taken the car two different Porsche mechanics and neither can find the leak causing this to reoccur. I have been experiencing rough idle at start and when warm, and at high altitude 4000'+ I have had some trouble getting the car to turn over. Today I received P0455 fault and two new codes: P0134 pending and P0154 pending. These appear to be O2 sensor codes. I went through all of my records and cannot find any mention of the O2 sensors being replaced in the last 40k miles. Although they should have been a part of the 60k service, it is not listed on the invoice. I currently have 82k miles. Could these O2 sensor codes/issues be causing the fuel mixture to be off, causing the previous P01124 and P01126 codes? Should I DIY the O2 sensors, or should I take it in because it is likely more complex than just replacing the sensors? Any other advice or experience would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, -Rick
  6. Yesterday my clutch pedal began clicking when I engage/disengage it. My cruise control is also not functional, the light comes on but does not engage. I am thinking that this is being caused by the cruise control switch on the clutch pedal. The switch does not spring forward when the clutch is depressed. Any instructions on replacing it, part number? Thank you!
  7. Thanks Loren, do you think it's safe to drive until I can take it to the mechanic Monday?
  8. I did search and read through that thread, however the symptoms my car has are slightly different which could affect what the actual cause of the problem is.
  9. After six years of near flawless service my Boxster is having some trouble. Two weeks ago I noticed the car was occasionally idling a little rough when stopped. Mechanic said it was the MAF, replaced it. Got the car back and noticed it had trouble turning over every 5-6th time, mechanic said it could be the starter, maybe AOS related. I then got a CEL P0446 (EVAP Canister Shutoff Valve (Function) - Below Lower Limit). This evening the car did not start the first try. It turned over the second time but it stalled after idling for 30 seconds. I finally got home and have two new codes P1124 (Oxygen Sensing Adaptation Area 1 (Cylinders 1 - 3) - Rich Threshold) and P1126 (Oxygen Sensing Adaptation Area 1 (Cylinders 4 - 6) - Rich Threshold). I just had the MAF replaced. I am thinking it could be dirty fuel injectors. Any thoughts on this? My mechanic is only two miles from my house, is it safe to drive the car to him, or should I have it towed. Thanks! -Rick
  10. You can purchase one here, but I'm sure your dealer could get you one. I would call Sunset Porsche, they always have the best prices. http://www.suncoastparts.com/product/PKOMC.html?Category_Code=POTEBXSS
  11. It does look like a mic from a handfree kit. Maybe it would be worth calling the previous owner and asking.
  12. Ignore my original post, I didn't read it all the way through. I have no idea what that is, it could be an aftermarket sensor of some kind, but I have never seen anything like it. Maybe a rain sensor?
  13. I already knew it was the 986 DIY section, but I am sure a search would turn it up.
  14. Try a search. Max depth 60mm. http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=9613
  15. I agree with what has been said, but it also looks like the headlight has been knocked pretty hard which means you could have damaged the tray it fits in, that is probably another few hundred dollars plus a new headlight, the amber ones go for about $150-250 on eBay. My best guess would be about $2500-3500 at a shop, and around $1000-1500 if you DIY most of it and buy used parts.
  16. You can mount a bike to the Porsche Roof Transport System with the hardtop on, however when they do show up used they go for about $300+ (There's one on eBay right now here). The next best thing would be a Bird Automotive Bike Rack, then a Willwood hitch (here). They are all expensive, but besides the Bird rack they can be used for other things as well, I use my RTS with a thule box to go skiing. If you find another solution please post it.
  17. Okay, thanks. I just wanted to make sure there is a problem before I have my warranty fix it.
  18. Hi, I have been having a problem filling my gas tank for some time but it just got significantly worse. For the last year, sometimes when I fill up my car I end up having to hold the nozzle manually at about half speed, or else the nozzle auto shuts off. This always happened on pumps with the fume shield thing, like in California, but not always on regular, older pumps. However today, I went to fill up and used a regular nozzle, however after just a few seconds the auto shut off triggered and some of the gas started spewing out of the tank and the overflow by the front passenger wheel. This happened 3 times and then I just held the nozzle at half speed until the tank was full. Obviously, something is wrong, and I am wondering if anyone has any ideas what exactly may be wrong. I remember seeing this a while ago, could it be the same thing? Thanks!
  19. I added LED running light over the summer, and I took apart most of the trunk looking for a switched power source in the front, I couldn't find one. I just used the switched power source under the center console, at first I didn't want to run a wire through the firewall but it turned out to be very easy. Good Luck!
  20. Okay, so the black/yellow wire won't work. Does anyone know about the orange or black/red wire going to the amp? Does anyone know about the white wire mentioned in this post? http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...amp;#entry52644 Thank you!
  21. I may have solved my own problem. I was flipping through the Bentley manual some more and noticed the windshield washer heater wires which run right above the battery. I checked the schematics and the Black/Yellow wire seems to be switched power. Is anyone familiar with this or confirm it can be used for switched power? Thanks!
  22. Hi, I have been going through my Bentley manual and searching the web for a switched power source in the front trunk. So far I have found but am not certain that an orange wire and a red/black wire on the amp has switched power and possibly a white wire near the brake fluid. Does anyone know of a switched power source in the front trunk? Thanks!
  23. I am not sure how you would attach them. At this point I am not sure I will be doing this mod, I am not that into taking the A-pillar apart and soldering onto the dome light. I do have another question about another mod, and though I would post here before I start a new thread. I am installing custom 12V running lights and I need to wire them to a switched power source. Does anyone know of a switched power source in the trunk or near the battery? If there is on then I do not have to run the wires to the phone connector or through the firewall. Thanks!
  24. Ok, so I could tap into the BR/YE wire. My main concern is that the light will not function the same way. Because the dome light can be switched on and off but the door lights are not toggled by this switch and only come on when you open the doors or remove the key. I think the easiest thing to do is to just run a wire to the dome light, because that method is proven to work. I was just wondering if anyone was familiar with a wire coming down from the dome light, however after thinking about this more the only way to get the lights to toggle with the dome light is to wire lights directly to the dome light. Thanks for the help! Also, the lights I am considering buying are 2 24CM white LED strips off of eBay for $5. I am not sure where I would put them but was considering putting them either on the side of the AC piping in the footwell or under the seats.
  25. Hi, I am planning on adding LED footwell lights to my Boxster and have a question about wiring the lights to the current interior lighting system. Most people seem to wire the lights to the dome light so that the lights can switched on and off with the down light, which I would like to do. But it occurred to me that the dome light must have a wire running to it, and it would be far easier to tap into the wire running up to the dome light than to run my own wire up there. I looked in my Bentley manual and it mentions a Brown/Yellow wire coming from the locking module to the interior lights. Could I tap into this and where would I find this wire? Or would doing this if it is possible not allow the FWL's to activate with the dome light when it is manual switched on and off? Second, if the only way to accomplish this is to run my own wire to the dome light does anyone have a clearer explanation of where to solder. So far all the pictures/explanations I have found have not been very clear. Also, would it be possible to add a wire to the dome light without soldering so the installation is not permanent? Thanks for any help in advance! :D
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