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Everything posted by judgejon

  1. Very weird, but possible if car driven in cold country with rock salt on roads for melting ice. Where are you located? Ever hose off underneath chassis and up into suspension? That said, not sure if water from garden hose would even get up in there. High pressure hose with car up on rack maybe. Good luck with all this...better stay off the track until replacement accomplished.
  2. Right on re sound travel. I was thinking shifter linkage, cables, etc, anything, something carrying sound up along center hump to front end. E-gas too, right? So no throttle cable rattles. Jeff is great source. good look with this mystery. Post up answer for us curious types.
  3. The posting of your links needs to be cleaned up. But, not sure how, I did see video and hear sounds. Bizarre. Only thing that initially comes to mind is that sounds are somehow travelling up along clutch cable. Not even sure that’s possible. Is pedal secured? Is cable from clutch ok? I don’t think there are any pulleys in front of firewall. Mystery. Good luck
  4. Like sometimes happens with questionable sellers on Amazon, I’d bet you purchased a cheaply made knock-off of the key fob. Blade probably not the issue if laser cut looked close to original. We had a key go missing once due to a purse theft. Had to order from stealership that in turn had to order from factory. Yeah, big bucks. Good luck...
  5. Try pulling cables, cleaning connections, then reconnecting. Could be a spot of corrosion on battery posts that restricting voltage. Hope you can avoid the tow...
  6. Oh yes. We all have stories of bolts that were not properly torqued and other horror stories from service work poorly performed. I was fortunate to have a very good Inde shop in town.
  7. Agreed. Check the belt. I had always made a point of changing belt if any engine work done. Likely overkill but... This sounds like belt slipped. Maybe due to wear at a “tooth?” good luck.
  8. Yup, me too. Esp on curvy highways over the mountains. Oh yeah. In the C4$ torque tremendous in all gears. “Every now and then” when you drive a Porsche you just yield to the temptation. And, you get a valentine 1 and hard wire it in.
  9. Silver C4$. I smiled each and every time I drove my 2003 C4S. Make that C4$. It costs to own and operate. It’s not cheap. If you can DIY that’s even better. Be sure to do the IMS “solution” etc right away for piece of mind. Enjoy.
  10. I’d try lubing the spinning shaft that’s up there under the seat. Sometimes can make a grinding noise. There’s a cover to pull off and then you can shoot silicone spray lube up in. there. There are pics on the forum. Check through the search engine. Good luck. Hope the mechanism itself it intact. Could be $$$.
  11. Look carefully at inside car body at right door front area. There is a plastic fuel release there. You can pull it to release fuel door. Or, if it’s broken off like mine was, you can hook fuel door release with a bent to fit wire coat hanger. I kept mine in right door pocket in arm rest. Hope this works for you.
  12. From my recollection, the funky plastic sunroof side pull down shades can come loose. They are not attached very well. Worth a check. I took mine out. I also remember a generic clunk that did not affect sunroof operation. Not as loud as yours though. Good luck.
  13. Right. Totally right. My light came on at weird moments, but always stayed off for long times. On longer road trips I had a partitioned MacBookAir with me just to clear the air bag just in case. Never had it happen though. My car had the gold contacts in the seat belts. If you do go to a dealership, bring your credit card. Good luck.
  14. can you just clear the code using the durametric? Its possible that the code just shows up as a "mysterious Porsche thing." Just clearing it is possibly ok. It might very well show up again in a few weeks, months, years. Check out this issue on the forum. some people have a durametric just to be able to clear the air bag light.
  15. totally agree +3. it's no extra effort to hold in clutch when starting. actually, its a good idea. I changed out clutch and brake switches regularly to avoid some of the issues noted on the forum. check it out on search engine. And its cheap insurance to keep a spare set of those switches in your tool kit. They are small and fit right in. Enjoy the ride. Have fun. Ps: what are you driving?
  16. Just like my CDR23. would simply not come on sometimes. Usually had to restart car. I think yours is a previous Becker radio. Consider replacement. And file this under "mysterious unsolved Porsche mysteries." Good luck.
  17. Factory x51 should be considered. Would likely require replacement trans and diff, etc, but horsepower would be good.
  18. It’s new engine time. Porsche had class action suit filed against them re ims issue. Too late to join in now. Consider x51 engine as replacement. Good luck.
  19. Do you have heated seats? If not, add circuit to seat heater fuse location. This is an un-switched fuse that is powered when engine is running. lots of info on forum. Search engine will be your friend.
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