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    2000 Porsche 911 Cabriolet /996

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  1. Just wanted to complete the loop on this starter / ignition problem. We ended up replacing the starter and the starter relay for a total cost of about $900 on our 2000 Porsche 996 Cabriolet in San Francisco CA. This was after we replaced the ignition switch first, in response to intermittent starting of the engine (which we probably needed to do anyways). The problem with the intermittent starting / no start has now been solved, and the engine starts reliably every time. Also, my mechanic made some kind of change to my clutch for no charge. The tranmission springs more naturally and fluidly
  2. Could it be the starter going bad? I was reading an article suggesting that I start checking the fuel pump and the DME relay system. THoughts / comments appreciated.
  3. :o OK, so, in response to the issue of intermittent starting of the engine when turning the key, I replaced the ignition switch with Audi part # 4A0 905 849 B as per the instructions. BUT, the problem remains: in the morning, it takes two or three turns of the key to start the engine - when I turn the key, the electronics turn on, but the engine does not start or make any sounds/motions at all until after the key has been jiggled a few times. Once the engine has started, the car starts reliably throughout the rest of the day. Any thoughts on what else I should be taking a look at? Its a 200
  4. THanks for you help! You guys are the best. Brian I just replaced the ignition switch on my 2003, but I did the whole assy. It took me about two hours. Good luck jr
  5. :renntech: I have been noticing that it takes two or three turns of the key to start the engine in my 2000 996 cabriolet. Some mornings I just have to jiggle the key a bit. Other mornings it takes a bit more effort. When the key is turned, the electronics always start reliably, but the engine sometimes fails to start. Once the car has started once, it pretty much starts reliably throughout the rest of the day. I discussed the problem with my mechanic but he was not able to reproduce the issue, and suggested that I continue to drive the car until the problem became more acute. He also menti
  6. Thanks to everyone for the quick and thorough response! I really appreciate your help. all the best, Brian
  7. Tried a search on this topic but most answers pertained to boxters and 944s, where there was much discussion, but very little pertaining to the 996. I have a 2000 porsche 996 cabriolet in San Francisco CA. I have noticed that sometimes during especially hard rains, water will build up in the right hand side rear passenger footwell, beneath the carpet. I have checked the roof pretty thoroughly and everything seems quite dry up there. Where could this water be coming from? The walls seem to be dry as well. I have found some discussion in other forums suggesting that 944s have a problem with
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