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    97' 993 Carrera
    01' 996 Carrera
  1. Just wondering if anyone has purchased yellow headlight lens covers for their 993? I'm looking to purchase a pair and have only been able to find a place selling a DIY yellow tint kit. Thanks!
  2. Ed, Thanks for the heads up on the ABS/PSM light association with the alignment issue. I haven't ordered the MAF sensor yet so, would like to try a reset on the light first. How are the lights turned off or reset? Thanks.
  3. Any recommendations for a non dealer repair shop? I'm looking for a good independent repair shop specializing mainly in Porsches, specifically 996s. Similar to air cooled Porsche speciality places like The Stable in San Francisco or High Performance House in Redwood City. Thanks!
  4. :unsure: I did feel a little bit of a sway the previous time I drove the car but, it felt as if the problem escalated quickly. I'm guessing the camber ecentric bolt worked it's way from hand tight to loose within a few road bumps.
  5. Alright, problem solved :jump: . Thanks to everyone for chiming in! After work today, I brought my 996 to an alignment specialist that was willing to stay late to do an alignment check on my car. He found 2 problems that caused the uncontrolled swaying I had. First, my forward right wheel toe was about an inch off causing the car to always want to pull to the right. Secondly, he found the right rear camber ecentric bolt (the technical term he gave the bolt as he pointed to it) was really loose causing the car to sway and fishtail everytime I hit any bump, small pothole or uneven road. The troubleshooting, alignment and safe drive home was worth every bit of the $150 I paid.
  6. Hi All, I'm looking for a good, knowledge and reputable 996 Porsche repair/service shop or mechanic in San Francisco or Daly City/San Mateo area. I normally use The Stable for 911 and 993 service and/or repairs but, they mainly deal with the air-cooled models. Thanks!
  7. A little follow up on the above mentioned problem. I took the car out for a little drive during lunch and felt the handling/steering to be a little loose or slow to respond. It felt as if there was some slack between the steer wheel and the actual wheels of the car creating somewhat of a delayed response when I made turns. Most noticeable at lower speeds. Also, at lower speeds, it seem to take more of a crank on the steering wheel before the car started to respond to the direction of the turn. :drive: I've never had this problem with any of my vehicles, Porsche or other, so I'm sure my description of the problem leaves a little to the imagination. :help:
  8. Hi All, Had something strange happen this morning while driving to work. First, I have a low mileage 01' 996 C2 (roughly 28K) which currently also has both PSM off and ABS lights on due to a bad MAF sensor. They've been on for a couple weeks now and I just haven't a chance to replace it yet. I have about a 30 mile commute to work and during the drive this morning, I felt some uncontrolled swaying of the car while driving on the freeway between 60 and 80 MPH. At times, it felt as if there was a really high wind blowing against the side of the car pushing it around. Almost felt like a lost of traction or driving on a really wet road :o . Could this be a cause of the PSM being off? I checked all the tires and wheels and they all looked normal. The roads, freeways and weather were normal and shouldn't play into the cause. Thanks in advance for any insight or opinions.
  9. Hi Folks, New to the forum and also a new owner of a used 01' 996 C2. I've had the 996 for about a month and love driving it! But, in the recent few days, I've had both the ABS light and PSM off light come on while driving. Both lights reset every time I turn the ignition off but, they usually come back on after 5 to 10 miles of driving, and normally always while on the freeway. I hoping I can do some diagnostic at home before bringing it to my mechanic. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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