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Had left side seal replaced in front differential. Still leaked. Took it back to the shop and they found that there is play in the axle. They figure that there is a bad bearing inside. Two questions. Will the front axle assembly from a 997 work in a 996 car I have a 2002 c4s there is one from a 2006 c4s on ebay. Or are there instructions for a rebuild available somewhere?
It seems like at least one of the front wheels would have spun or pulled a little bit. I read somewhere that it may not engage unless the car is at speed. Is that true?
Saw my wife spin out on the highway today in our C4S. It was very icy. Nobody was hurt. I tried to drive it out. The front wheels did nothing. I turned the PSM on and off, did not change anything. When she came home I had her try to pull up the driveway. We have a slight incline with plenty of snow. Front wheels did nothing. The car has Blizzaks. I looked on you tube and saw Carrera 4 convertible hanging off the road with the left front wheel in the air. When he gassed it the left front started to spin. I have tried to find out how the system works. I have not seen anything definitive. I called the dealer, he said if there are not any lights on, that it is working. I am tempted to pull the cladding to see if the prior owner pulled out the drive shaft. Any ideas or info?
01vdpsc replied to ericinboca's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)For that kind of money I would go buy a turbo with some miles and be glad to have the power and engine with a history of being reliable.
01vdpsc replied to danrx3's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I replaced my IMS bearing as a precaution. I posted what it cost me. The bearing that came out was fine. The L&N bearing is much beefier. If you change it you won't regret it. My car is a 2001 C4S with 25kmiles.
01vdpsc replied to Falcon900EX's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I had it done by my local dealer. You can by the kit direct from LN engineering. If your near Jake Raby have him do it.
How much did you pay? What type of shop. Computer??? More info please. I would like to get this done and wold like to know what to ask for. I am in west Michigan.
01vdpsc replied to greerj1's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Contact LN engineering or flat six innovations LN sent tools with my retrofit kit. Not the extractor, your dealer will have that.
01vdpsc replied to onempty's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)There are some basic updates which could give you some reassurance against anything catastrophic. I have young kids. The 996 was great for me. Drive them both see what you like. The zo6 will seem like a monster in comparison. I am hoping to do some driver education events with mine.
01vdpsc replied to 01vdpsc's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)The lm25 Blizzaks are a good deal right now. I had to go with lm60 in order to fit the wheels.I live in Michigan so I am interested in seeing how well the car does. Its a 3rd car so I probably wont drive it often.
01vdpsc replied to 01vdpsc's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Nobody makes a 295 30 18 snow tire. The problem is its too wide. I posted to let others who may be interested in a snow what should work on standard wheels. Two wheel drive Carrera's are no problem because the front wheels can operate at different revolutions per mile. The all wheel drive cars need to operate at virtually the same revolutions per mile. The sizes I posted will fit on the standard wheel sizes and RPM will match. :)
2002 carrera 4s, called dealer they didn't know what tires to use. Spoke to firestone dealer his recommendation was wrong. Another dealer etc... Bottom line, I spent about two hours with a tire calculator and came up with 215/45R18 for the front and 275/35R18 for the rear. These have the same revolutions per mile, they will fit on the rim widths within spec. This is for running with the wheels that are stock. Ideally, you would be better off with a different set of rims that are narrower. I just happen to own two sets of rims with stock dimesions. I didn't want a third set of wheels. The overall diameter is about a half inch higher than stock.
LN engineering provides the additonal tools required, in the purchase of the new IMS bearing. I just turned it all over to the dealer. The dealer returned all of the LN tools to me when they were done. They are in my tool box now.
I have a 2002 C4S that has 25,000 miles on it. I had the work completed by Delta Imports. Delta is the local Porsche dealer in my town. They also discovered that the air box was installed wrong and it had rubbed a hole through the oil fill tube. So they repaired those related issues as well. I didn't include that expense in my post. I asked them to inspect the clutch since the labor would already be done to access the other parts, It was left alone because it was still in very good shape.