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  1. Do your windows not work at all, or do they just not automatically open and close? Two beeps when you try to lock the doors means that something is open. A typical item is the glove box in the center console.
  2. So my A/C fan is only working intermittently. I search the forums and noticed a correlation between the ignition switch and the A/C fan. Coincidentally, my fan started having this problem "after" I replaced a faulty ignition switch. The symptons are that when I start the car, the lights come on the A/C unit, but will fluctuate between dim and bright. Also, the little snowflake icon does not appear. After driving for a while, the snow flake will appear and the fan will start working. It will keep working until I stop the car. My durametric will throw the "31 Fresh air blower fault", but
  3. I’ve seen many topics about the Window Regulator for the 996/986. A lot of the topics deal with the window not lowering properly for the top, and also a grinding noise. The majority of the reasons for these symptoms are explained as a stretched/frayed cable. While this may be true in some cases, my window regulator exhibited these exact symptoms due to a broken plastic part. This seems to be a poor design decision to use this material. While for most people, I would recommend just replacing the regulator, it is possible to fix it. I thought that I would throw together this little explana
  4. Window Regulator Repair I’ve seen many topics about the Window Regulator for the 996/986. A lot of the topics deal with the window not lowering properly for the top, and also a grinding noise. The majority of the reasons for these symptoms are explained as a stretched/frayed cable. While this may be true in some cases, my window regulator exhibited these exact symptoms due to a broken plastic part. This seems to be a poor design decision to use this material. While for most people, I would recommend just replacing the regulator, it is possible to fix it. I thought that I
  5. Try injecting a little gear lube into the rubber boot of the lower bearing. Use a large syringe. You can usually pick one up at your local large animal veterinary supply store.
  6. So you told the dealer that your steering wheel creaked and they worked on the front end. It sounds like something is getting lost in the translation from the service manager and the mechanic. I would either take it back and give them a thorough and specific explanation of the problem, or take it to a different dealer.
  7. So, for several years I have been dealing with shifting problems on my boxster. Hard shifting from first to second, especially when it's cold. Sometimes it would grind. Sometimes it would pop out of gear. I wrote this off to the transmission syncros going bad and figure I would just deal with it until it got so bad I needed to replace the tranny. A couple of weeks ago, my water pump failed. While I had the car up in the air and torn apart, I inspected the engine mount because I knew it was a problem area. I could see cracks in the rubber, so I decided to replace it. I am now estaticall
  8. No luck on finding the part in the thermostat. Does anybody have a diagram of the coolant system, so I can determine the next place to look? Thanks!
  9. So my car suddenly started overheating, to the point that the warning light started flashing and the temperature guage quickly ran up to 250. Knowing this is not good, I shut down the engine. After it cooled down, I opened the coolant cap. I heard a gurgling noise and looked under the car to see coolant flowing out from the middle. So off to work I went on tearing things apart to find the problem. I determined the fluid was coming from the water pump, so I removed it. My problem is that a piece of the impeller was broken off and obviously is inside the cooling system and possibly blockin
  10. My vote is the clockspring! You have to remove the steering wheel to get to it. It's the unit that transfers your electrical wiring to the wheel. It also helps with canceling your turn signals. It turns back and forth with your wheel and definitely can make that noise. It is not made to be opened for repair, so unless you can live with it, you will have to replace it. I think it's about $250.
  11. Do a search as this topic has been covered before. Most likely injecting some gear lube into the lower control arm ball joint rubber boot with a syringe will fix the problem.
  12. Wheel Bearing! It can still make that noise while driving even if it feels solid and doesn't make a noise when spinning it with your hand. Unless you have the tool to press out the bearing, you might as well take it to a Porsche mechanic and save the headache.
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