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So back to my original question... I just took delivery of a 981 and the owner's manual makes no mention of how to access the engine. And a look at the area where the top retracts does not look familiar to a previous 986 owner like me... Is there a way you could post how one would get access to the air filter? Is there a similar procedure to the 986/987 models by putting the top in a "service position"??
Does anyone have some advance info on accessing the engine bay in the new boxster? I am hearing that some routine maintenance tasks are more difficult for DIY'ers than previous generations, and that part of the problem is just accessing parts like the air filter, etc...
Hello, I have a 2003 Boxster. The "frunk" opens/unlatches fine when I use the key fob, but NOTHING happens when I try to use the switch to the left of the driver's seat. Therefore I assume it is not an issue with the 1) fuse 2) solenoid/actuator 3) latch mechanism. I suppose it is a problem with the switch on the interior. Any advice how to proceed? It's not obvious to me how to get access and what I may need to fix or replace. Many thanks, -Roger
rzucchet replied to D_Man's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks Loren. I'm going in!
rzucchet replied to D_Man's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)My headlights used to work fine, then inconsistently (they would come on several minutes after I had turned the switch), and now they don't want to come on at all. I suspect the switch assembly, but before I go in there, were your symptoms similar to mine? Thanks, -Roger
:welcome: P0171 Oxygen Sensing Adaptation, Idle Range, Bank 1 – Above Limit P0174 Oxygen Sensing Adaptation, Idle Range, Bank 2 – Above Limit Possible fault cause - Incorrect signal from MAF sensor - Intake air system leaking - Fuel pressure too low - Volume supply of fuel pump too low - Fuel injectors fouled - PCV valve leaks - Cap of oil filler neck not closed correctly or seal is damaged Had this problem today myself and found this via keyword search on the CEL codes. Thank You, Loren!! Like the OP, I have a 2003 (986) with almost exactly 50,000 miles. Update: So cleared the CEL memory just to see if they would come back. I did not notice any rough idle before doing this, but I did after I reset the CEL! It had me a little worried. However, after a few drive cycles, the rough idle disappeared. Just when I thought everything was fine, the CEL came on again with the same two codes (P0171 and P0174). I checked the oil tube filler cap to make sure it wasn't leaking, since that sounded like the most simple thing to replace, but it seemed quite airtight. I then decided to clean the MAF according to instructions on Mike Focke's site (thanks Mike, if you're reading this). I then cleared the CEL codes, and the same thing happened: very rough idle that steadily improved and went away completely after a couple of days. And when I thought everything was OK, the same two code popped up again. &^##@! So...Taking a a look at the other possibilities in Loren's post, I don't think (?) I'm enough of a mechanic to mess with the fuel system. So that leaves me with a few choices: 1) I could replace the MAF with a brand new one 2) I could try looking for other intake system leaks, but I don't know how to do this. Can someone point me in the right direction? For instance, the PCV valve, I thought my car has an AOS -- I'm confused on this option, obviously. :huh: 3) I could give up and take it to a mechanic. <_< 4) I could ignore the problem for now since I do not perceive any problems when driving the car. 5) There's probably another option that I'm just missing here. Any advice greatly appreciated! Thanks, :renntech:
:welcome: P0171 Oxygen Sensing Adaptation, Idle Range, Bank 1 – Above Limit P0174 Oxygen Sensing Adaptation, Idle Range, Bank 2 – Above Limit Possible fault cause - Incorrect signal from MAF sensor - Intake air system leaking - Fuel pressure too low - Volume supply of fuel pump too low - Fuel injectors fouled - PCV valve leaks - Cap of oil filler neck not closed correctly or seal is damaged Had this problem today myself and found this via keyword search on the CEL codes. Thank You, Loren!!