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Everything posted by dghii

  1. Done this a few times. Get both ends started before you tighten everything up.
  2. Thank you for the quick response! The code worked great.
  3. Getting ready to sell car and would appreciate getting my radio code for stock radio (crd 210) Model BE 2282 S/N V5016877 Thank you for your help!
  4. You have a broke spring that connects to the door handle. Very common problem and best part, costs $0 to fix! Follow instructions to remove door panel (make sure you disconnect battery due to side air bag). You will see your busted spring. Most likely,on one end of the spring, the "U" shape will be busted. The the spring out and bend a new "U" in the broke end and reattach. That simple! Of course, if you are a big spender, you can always source a new spring, but this fix will work without issue.
  5. Don't worry about buying another spring. You can reuse your existing spring. When you remove the door panel, you will see that one end of your spring will be broke. Simply take a pair of plyers and work the broke end into a "U" shape and reconnect it to the handle. It will work fine. The spring is very strong and once the end is fixed, you'll be good as new. I had this issue in my 2000 S back in November. The whole repair is easy and takes less than 1 hour, even never having done it before. Good luck!
  6. You simply do the best you can do.....remove as much of the old grease as possible and repack. No, you will not be able to do as good a job as on the inner joint but getting the new grease in and a new boot should still do the trick. I the repack and new boots on both axles last fall. The job is messy but not really difficult. I got boots at Autohaus az for about $10 each.
  7. Even though you did not touch your v- lever arms during your replacement, you did introduce a new variable...the new top frame. How do you know that the new frame alignment etc is identical to your old frame? A few things to check out... Perhaps the new frame is not engaging the microswitch on the windshield frame at the same time as the old top did. When is the B pilar switch engaged? The plastic pivot pieces may indeed be worn and need replacement. Check to see that both transmissions are indeed in sync by doing the following; 1. Disconnect your top frame from the v-lever arms. 2. Press your top button and rotate the arms until the clam shell arms are veritcal. Verify plumb with torpedo level. 3. Adjust transmissions by disconnecting the drive cables from the motor and rotating slowly with a cordless drill. 4. Reconnect drive cables and lower clamshell until it is just above the trunk and look 'eyeball' it for level.
  8. Pull up the trunk carpet near the coolant resevour tank and look for coolant. You may have a cracked tank (usually on the very bottom).
  9. Sounds like you have a workable solution. When your boots do finally split, you can get replacement kits for about $10/boot, which inlcudeds the boot, grease, clamps, snap ring and end plate(for inner CV). You remove the half shaft, clean out the grease and regrease and reassemble. It's a dirty job but certainly a DYI if you're up for it.
  10. How long has it been since you replaced your ignition switch? A bad switch will send you a regular witch hunt of weird problems. I've replace two recently in my two Boxsters... 2000S ...My radio would not turn off when I turned the car off and removed the key ( it should play for 10-15 seconds or so) and the interior light would not go out. 1998...All my climate controls quit working occasionally when I would start the car and then work fine the next time. Radio would work fine one time and then have no power next time I started the car. All were solved by installing new ignition switches. For a $15 investment and an hours worth of your time, you might want to try replacing the switch and see if it helps.
  11. Wow! As a working electronic engineer, I want to apologize to you on behalf of my dumbaz brethren at the factory. What an embarrassing design!
  12. Sounds like you have a bad battery. No way you should see voltages that low while cranking. Try a known good battery before anything else. Just ran through a similar problem on an Alfa Romeo Spider. That car needs 10.7V while cranking in order for the ECU to send a signal to the coil for spark. My car would turn over pretty good but would not fire. Checking with a meter during cranking showed a voltage of 9.8Vdc. Connecting a charger (on START mode) got the car running for a minute but it died as soon as I removed the charger. New battery. Problem solved.
  13. Mine was like the first pic with a crack along the bottom. Have you pulled up your trunck carpet? My leak got quickly worse from the first time or two I topped off the coolant to when I fixed the problem (about a month later). Not a terrible job if you heed the directions on the various forums. Took me about 4 hours, most of which were spent trying tighten up one of the hoses upon reassembly.
  14. Would you buy it for putting the top back up? Or would the product be useless to you? Thanks for the responses everyone! I most likely would not buy the piece to 'one touch' my top back up as I still have to latch by hand. Best of luck to you though!
  15. I didn't use the Porsche grease. Can't remember what the heck I used now! Sorry
  16. Guess you can take a look when you remove the rear wheel and access panel. I did my plugs, tubes and o rings this last summer on my 2000S with 90K (at the time) miles. My tubes were not leaking but I decided to be proactive and now wait for a leak. Tubes only added about $50 to the job and now (hopefully) I don't have to go back in anytime soon. Using the 1 inch transom plug to remove the tubes was well worth it.
  17. I love the idea of a one-touch switch but.... ...the plastic back window in by 2000 S is happiest when I put the top half way down and 'chop' the window so it does not crease. Hence, a one-touch wouldn't currently do me any good. i did do the pin 18 hack last summer and am very happy with it.
  18. A mechanic said oil changes on Boxsters are "Just too hard"??? I'll make sure to tell my son that, as he changed the oil and filter in my Boxster...at 15 years old! This car is the easiest car I've had to change oil and filter on. Any mechanic telling you its too hard should be your former mechanic.
  19. Entire mechanism removed from cable and wheel carrier. Again, thanks, Glyn
  20. Maybe this pic will help. This is from the instructions I received from Glyn. There are two pins. One attaches the two ratchet pieces together and is not removed. The other pin attaches the entire mechanism to the cable end and is removed.
  21. I understand your problem and all I can tell you is that the cable does simply pull out the back of wht wheel carrier. Mine did not require excessive force to remove. Assuming you have the other suspension pieces and axle loose from the carrier, you could try tilting the carrier upward to see if that helps you with removing the cable. tried
  22. Pry out part #10 . Parts 7 and 8 in the diagram are attached to each other and do not need to be seperated. The right hole on part #7 is were the part attaches to the cable. The pin and circlip I reference are not shown in the diagram.
  23. Just did this job last Friday. The cable simply feeds through the back of the wheel carrier. There is no locking mechanism. Just release the cable from the ratchet piece (the peice between the brake shoes at the bottom of the hub), by removing circlip at the top of the pin and pull the pin downward out of the cable end. Once the cable is free from the ratchet mechanism, just pull (and twist slightly) the cable out of the back of the wheel carrier. The fun is when you get to put it all back together. Do you have the pictures from Glyn? Glyn's tutorial has very nice pictures of the parking brake assembly.
  24. Thanks for the reply about the labor time. I could certainly see 2 hours with the SIR tool. I bet I spent an hour trying to reconnect the parking brake cable at the hub. My only real goof was not realizing I had one of the shoes upside down (tired idiot by that point). Went so far as trying to put the rotor back on and could not understand why it wouldn't fit..... I actually queried two different garages and both quotes were within $20. Both went with the book hours on their quote.
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