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I don't buy into the "Struts don't go bad" idea. I changed mine out a month or so ago and could easily compress the struts just by holding them and opening and closing them repeatedly, while the replacements were not compressable at all by hand. I also have the clunking and changed all of the parts you are and I still have it to some degree on rough streets. Good Luck.
At 130K I just replaced Struts, Springs and Sway Bars and Bushings along with the parts that were recommended from Suncoast with the M030 package that they sell. I am extremely happy with the results. The ride is a little stiffer, however not overly so. I love the feel and responsiveness.
If you've got 35-60K miles and have read a lot of posts on the subject, cleaning the MAF is a good place to start. If the problem goes away, you'll know the answer with a high degree of certainty Check the J-tube. Possibly the the AOS.
I had the AOS changed along with the starter so I'm not sure of the cost. I think both of them were around $1200.00. And yes, I did have the stalling problem that you mentioned on a few occassions. It hasn't done that since the AOS got replaced. Let me know what they come up with the 0446. Good Luck.
I have a '99 986 that exhibits the same thing regarding the starting. If you find out, let me know. I have changed the Idle control valve, fuel filter, fuel pump, all of the coil packs, ignition switch, TB cleaned all to no avail. As far as the codes you are getting, 1128 and 1130 went away when I had the AOS replaced and has not returned. I still occassionally get the 0446, and have bought a $49 code reader that clears it out. BTW, I usually get the 0446 around 1/2 tank to 1/4 tank. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it, but with 130K I am sure that sooner or later I will change a part that will get rid of the 0446 Gremlin. Keep us posted as to the outcome from the dealer. ( I was advised that it could possibly be the Fuel Pressure Regulator...That is my next option to replace).
EZ Aire replied to Deftones1's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)34
Gunk Brand has a Cleaner/detailer that is great. Warm the engine a bit spray it down and let it sit. Rinse down with fresh water. I haven't had any problems with the electical components getting wet. I am sure they see thier fair share of water from the rain and the way the airflow to aid in cooling.
Here's my problem (and it is most probably owner induced stupidity). I have a recurring CEL which comes up as P1124 and 1126. So far I have changed the Idle Control Valve, cleaned the Throttle Body, Changed all of the Plugs and verified the security of the coil lead and the condition of the coils. I have replaced the fuel pump. and I have also searched hi and low for an air leak of any sort finding none. I have also changed the two O2 sensors - precat. According to the trouble shooting I found on ALLDATA, the only thing left to play with is the injectors. I only get the codes at Idle and they are intermittent- they show up for several days then I may go for a couple of weeks without them. It has gotten better with each thing that has been done and I am at my wits end. Do these codes stay in the memory even though I have cleared them with a reader or are they fresh every time they show up. Aside from an occassional rough idle, I get misfire codes related to emmissions ervery now and then. Is it time for the INDY to take a look? Any help will be appreciated and a swift kick to the head is not out of the question. Thanks
Ozium and/or Frebreez along with a thorough cleaning with 409 or similar for all interior parts. followed by your favorite detailing product. also new pollen filter with a shot of ozium for some carry through into the ducting. Clean carpets front and rear firewall. It took a while, but it is gone...I used to smoke.
If I'm not mistaking, Mahle is the rand that Porsche uses as OEM. I know WIX make one. Other then those I couldn't tell you. Your front deck lid is normal, considering mine is the same way. Just kinda lift with fingertips of one hand and slide the other to release the latch.
I recleaned and put every thing back together, taking time to triple check all of my work. I cleand the miniscule amount of oil residue frome the "j-tube". I ensured that all electrical connections were tight. Then I took it out for a test drive. So far, no CEL and it is ideling smoother. I had to replace the gasket for the ICV and I now have all 4 bolts in the TB. I hope that this cures the P-codes I have been throwing. I will keep ya'll posted...
Threw a CEL on the way home last night and checked it this morning. Same codes as above. So, I took a look and some how one of the bolts for the TB is gone. I have taken everything apart again and I have a new bolt and a new ICV gasket ordered (it was cracked). They will be in tomorrow. I hope after I put everything back together this episode will go away. Any one think this could be the problem thowing codes on both banks at the same time? P0130 Oxygen Sensor Ahead of Catalytic Converter (Cylinders 1 - 3) - Intercore Short Circuit or Limited P0150 Oxygen Sensor Ahead of Catalytic Converter (Cylinders 4 - 6) - Intercore Short Circuit or Limited P0304 Misfire, Cylinder 4, Damaging to Catalytic Converter P0305 Misfire, Cylinder 5, Damaging to Catalytic Converter P0306 Misfire, Cylinder 6, Damaging to Catalytic Converter P1313 Misfire, Cylinder 1, Emission Relevant P1314 Misfire, Cylinder 2, Emission Relevant P1315 Misfire, Cylinder 3, Emission Relevant