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About tsweat

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    99 - 996 Cab Blk/Blk

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  1. Thanks for the good info, I posted a similar question a while back and still have the same issue... What if the window is not dropping at all, and also the "one-click" up/down will not work. In addition, when using the window switch in 'manual' mode it only moves 1/4" then you have to release and repress again and repeat until window up or down? :help:
  2. Thanks Izzy, I will try it out tonight if time permits. Once again, great write-up and thanks!!! Tim
  3. Good-day Izzy- It sure seems that our car's are sisters....as they keep having the same issues. :help: My top is now acting up and stalling in either direction. The motor is running, but sounds "louder", so I am thinking that this may be due to low hydraulic fluid as you mentioned in the post. This weekend, I plan to try out your method. I have a few questions... First, my stereo takes up the backseat area and is a pain to remove. It sounds like you are able to access the reservoir from the rear area (where the floded top sits). Is this correct? I do not need to remove the panel
  4. Izzy -- what did Sunset charge for the FOB's and how about the dealer programing fee? Thanks! Tim
  5. UPDATE WOW, what a difference this made. When I bought my car 2-1/2 years ago, the bonnet (trunk lid) popped up as I thought it should. Slowly over time it got worse until it would not work anymore and even triggered the alarm 'beep' fault. Today I finally got around to using Viper's tutorial and was amazed with the level of success. Not only did I save myself the time and money of going to the dealer, but the trunk lid now pops up with authority and a good two inches higher than it did when I bought the car. Thanks again to all who helped me out on this one!!! Bravo!!! :clapping:
  6. Wow...searched worked! :) Any updates on this? My 99' 996 Cab is starting to do this on the drivers side door. Also of note, the window will only "move" in small increments when using the window raise/lower switch?? I unhooked the battery to see if it would reset anything and seemed to help for a day or two, but now its back. Any thoughts? I would like to repair this issue myself if possible.... Thanks in advance!!! Tim
  7. Great Write-up Viper. Thanks...I will be using it this weekend. -Tim
  8. UPDATE It has been 700 miles (took a road trip to Austin) since I cleaned the MAF and replaced the air filter. So far, so good -- no Check Engine Light and no funny business. Hopefully this was the culprit (knock on wood). If anybody has questions about the process, or what I did, let me know. It was all fairly straightforward. -Tim
  9. Thanks for the heads-up Izzy. Mine is a 99' model and maybe it has just worn out as you suggest?? This weekend I will fiddle around and see what I find out and post the results. Thanks again! Tim
  10. Adjusting the Hood Latch Mechanism Eureka! I suppose during the time you guys were typing, I was arriving at the same conclusion. I pulled the latch mechanism out and examined it up-close. The tension spring was out of a pocket on the latch and not providing any push when the latch was released. Hence, the hood could be pulled up out of 'battery' but would not pop up on its own. I disassembled the mechanism, lubed it, and re-inserted the spring into the latch. Put it back together and now all is well. Very simple to do. This is how I did it and you may find it useful. Do
  11. Split. Check your PM. Are you here in Dallas (Valley Ranch)?
  12. Hello All... I have searched and read all questions and responses regarding error codes from check engine light notices. All provided insight, but I am still confused on what plan of attack MY SITUATION calls for... First off, I posted a note many months ago when the first CEL came on, inquiring about a dirty air filter and if that could be the culprit. The light went away, so I figured no harm (filter seemed as though it had some more miles left). Fast forward to now, and the CEL has been flickering on-&-off for about the last month, (I don't drive it that much). So this weekend
  13. Replaced mine myself. Under $10 part, and SIMPLE. The only hassle is removing the console, but that is fairly easy as well (just time consuming).
  14. Could an air filter that needs to be replaced cause a Check Engine Light to come on? Just a standard air filter, no mods done to the system. Thanks! -TS
  15. Great info once again!! Thanks Loren!! It really puzzled me (and worried me since mine is out of warranty). -TS
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