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As a new member I have greatly enjoyed these forums. Thanks to those that have responded to my first problem with my water pump. My '99 Boxster's driver side window just developed some sort of control problem with the automatic up/down feature. Normally, when you open the door the window drops down to clear the top. Mine works fine when you open the door from the inside handle. Once the door is closed the window closes fine. It's when I open it from the outside handle that it has the problem. When I pull the handle the window drops to clear the roof but when I release the handle it goes back up thus hitting the roof when I close the door. Is this a possible sensor problem or could this be a programming issue?
I had the same problem with my '99 Boxster. I stopped by the dealership and they told me that the transmitters in the keys go bad. Both of my keys didn't work. They priced me a key at around $210.00. I was already having some service done so I chose to have one of the keys replaced. I couldn't see spending over $400.00 on keys. I found out that each of the key head has what they call a "Pill" in it. It is the electronic device that will allow the car to start once it is in the ignition. Porsche reprogrammed my computer to accept the new key head and the two existing old ones just for safe measure.
My Boxster has 87000 miles on it. Usually there is quit a bit of leaking out the drip hole when a pump starts to fail and you can see it on the pavement. It appears mine dripped a little but the pump has no real noticeable signs that it was going to explode. There wasn't theusual noises that would be heard from front engine cars. It broke as if the shaft is a cast part instead of a forged part. If it would help anyone else I can try and post some photos tonight of both the water pump and the broken shaft.
I just bought a 1999 Boxster. After 1700 miles I hear a loud bang and notice the charging light and ABS light is on. I have worked on several cars in my life and figured that it was the drive belt that had broken. I limped the car home and removed the engince panels to find that the water pump pully had completedly severed off the water pump. The drive belt was unscratched and all other idlers and components were turning smoothly. There wasn't a visible reason why it should have broken. Is this a common problem or could this have been a defective water pump? This is the first time I have ever seen this problem.