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  1. Very interesting thread (yeah 4 years old but still very useful)! Same prob than you, logray. I started by checking the sensor just like you. Cleaned it and tried its operation with a hair dryer (!) I blew hot air on it and saw the aircon control module adapting its blowing power accordingly (temp was set to match 23C (73.4F) in the cabin). However, this did not solve the issue. The symptoms: when at low fan speed, the system blows cold air all the time irrespective of the temp set on the control unit. When increasing the blowing power, the system reaches a point where I clearly ear a
  2. Maybe... my air conditioner is not even cold. btw I have a 2008 Boxster S I have read in a Porsche mag that leaves can get easily stuck in the radiators compartments between the air conditioner heat dissipators and the actual coolant radiators. That dramatically reduces the radiators' heat dissipation capability and therefore, the air conditioning's effectiveness. In addition to that, the coolant gets warm quicker even when driving and can reach the temp at which the fans kick off faster. I remember the "old days" :rolleyes: when cars didn't have a primary and a secondary coolant cir
  3. Chech out at http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/shopca...s_pg1.htm#item1
  4. I had a similar issue. However, the hand brake light was not on although I pulled the lever. The system was therefore not detecting that my handbrakes were applied. I just had to clean the switch triggered by the handbrake lever and everything went back to normal. Your case indicates that the handbrake switch is normal. i can only assume that there is a mechanical resistance. However, in such cases the motor would require more amps and your fuse would blow. The fact that the fuse didn't blow tells me that there is a security system that would prevent the motor to force should it encounter a
  5. Hi guys, I own a 98 Boxster since now almost 5 years. No major problem so far. I replaced the air flow sensor and the coolant fluid reservoir. Nothing really serious until (I hope not) now... I recently opened my engine compartment and I found out that my engine was making some weird "grindy" noise and was vibrating at 2500 RPMs and at 3500 RPMs. These vibrations are so strong that they can be felt while engine braking. I had the Porsche mechanic checking that out and he mentioned that the problem could come from either a bearing from the crankshaft or a faulty chain tensioner. However,
  6. Had same issue on my 986. The heat shield is replaceable without changing the catalytic converter and is very cheap (around 15€ including labour)
  7. Got the plugs changed last week-end! That was really easy. At least easier than I thought... Thanks for your advise. Manu
  8. It's a mid 1998 model, about 45000 Km (around 28000 Miles). I have no problem going under the car as I have a friend who has got a lift. However, I like the idea of removing the rear tires... Thanks for your reply
  9. Just got a Boxster recently and according to the maintenance manual, I need the spark plugs replaced. I have been told to change them from the engine hood (soft-top in maintenance mode, removal of the hood,...) However, after having removed the engine hood, I can't imagine that any tool would reach the plugs! I am not mechanic and may be I am a bit clueless but I am wondering if it wouldn't be easier to change the plugs from under the car rather than from the engine hood. Any ideas/suggestions? Thanks for your help
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