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    1999 C2 - Guards Red, Grey Full Leather Interior
    2001 Acura MDX
    2002 Suzuki DRZ400E
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    1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo
  1. Thanks Kevin, although I hope that's not the case! Sounds expensive! Dean
  2. Hi Karl, I just posted this Friday, so no time yet to have it looked at. Dean
  3. Hello all: I have a 99' 996, with about 64k on it. The clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, throw out bearing, etc., were replaced about 2 years ago, with about 50k miles on the car. Within the past 3-4 months, in hot weather, there is a squeal coming from the rear end when I let out the clutch. It starts about then the clutch starts to grab, and stops when the clutch fully grabs. I even got it to make the noise once while going into 2nd gear. If I let out the clutch really slow or really fast, it usually won't make the noise. The nosie goes away in cooler weather, and even in warmer we
  4. Loren, I took the car to the dealer this morning. I needed a front headlight bulb replaced, and while I know I can do it, I said what the heck, I'll pay them to do that and they can turn off the air bag light. When I mentioned it to the service rep, and that I understood that it should be easy, he said no, it will take a while as they have to hook it up, and "go through menus in the computer program", and it is not quick and easy............. Oh come on. Instant loss of credibility. So, they charged me 2/10ths of an hour to do it, which I happily paid just to get it over with. It just
  5. I have a sneaking suspicion that my local dealer (Tampa Bay Area) will charge me out the ying yang for this service. But hey, they invested in the equipment and there ought to be some return on it. It just pains me that in my quest to perform a minor repair on my car, I have driven myself into the arms of the one I wanted to avoid for such a minor issue. Oh well. Dean
  6. Recently, I took apart the steering wheel to try and fix weak horn bushings in the steering wheel that would beep whenever I hit a bump. While doing so, my car was sideways in the garage, and I needed to move the car so my wife's suv could be parked in the garage. So, with the airbag disconnected, I reattached the negative battery cable, started the car and moved the car to its proper place in the garage. Now, once reassembled, with the airbag plugged in, the red airbag light is glaring at me! Argh! :cursing: I presume from the above sequence that when I started the car without the airb
  7. Thanks for all of the info and suggestions. I took it apart and used a combination of the rubber o-ring fix, and the RTV sealant fix. It no longer beeps at the drop of a hat, but the lower corners are too hard to activate the horn, but the top 2 are about right. But......my new problem is the airbag light. My car was sideways in the garage while I was working on it, and I needed to move the car so my wife's suv could be parked in the garage. So, with the airbag disconnected, I reattached the negative battery cable, started the car and moved the car to its proper place in the garage. Now
  8. I have a 99' 996. Recently, I noticed that if I just brush the airbag/horn pad on my sterring wheel, the horn blows. Now it has become even more sensitive, and certain bumps will cause the horn to beep. :eek: It has to be something behind with the airbag/horn pad on the steering wheel. 1) Any ideas as to the cause? My first thought is that the horn switch spring (?) is growing weak. 2) How hard is it to pull the airbag/horn pad to take a look? Thanks. :clapping: Dean
  9. I have a 99' C2 that seems to need a new clutch. Typical slipping in high gears for a second, rpms increase, then fall back and the car accelerates. The car has all of 43k miles, and I have not driven it hard at all. I bought it with 17k or so miles. I obtained a quote from the local dealer, and I would like to know if the following part numbers appear correct. This is for a clutch replacement without the flywheel, as it is my fervent hope that it won't need a new (costly) flywheel. Clutch disk - PO997-116-013-10 - $273.56 Pressure plate - PO996-116-027-02 - $313.03 Release beari
  10. Thanks LVDell!!!! I'm a little dissapointed though. I just had the 30k service done on my car a few months ago, which included plugs. I sure wish they would have mentioned then that replacing the orings might be a good idea. It's just ironic that the leak started soon after the plugs were replaced by the dealer. Dean
  11. Here is a pic of the area under the right rear of my 99' 996 which is leaking oil. Any idea what it might be, and what the part is that the oil is actually dripping from? Thanks Dean
  12. I just noticed several oil spots under the rear of my 99' 996 C2, toward the right side of the motor. Is this where the rms leak normally reveals itself? Dean
  13. My966, Im glad it worked for you. I bought it and returned it. Likes: No bucket, just spray on the soap and wash. Nice stream of water from the normal water rinse Did seem to sheet off the water well and the likelihood of no spots was good I like the idea of not having to run a towel or shami over my paint. That has to be helpful. Dislikes: A little heavy, since it's tethered to the hose, but not a deal killer I noticed that the wash mit wound up very dirty (more so than normal). Why? The stream of filtered water for the no water spot feature was fairly weak. It takes a w
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