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356to966 replied to 356to966's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks A B. I'll do that and report here what they find.
356to966 replied to 356to966's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks JFP. I checked clearances this morning and nothing is close to touching.
356to966 posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I have one of those situations where the car shows symptoms of a problem when cold that can’t be duplicated when later warmed and at the repair shop. Here’s what’s happening. With my 02 C2 cab nearing 140K miles, it was time to have struts replaced again and for the first time, attend do all the little squeaks and knocks coming from tired suspension components. Up front I now have new: front control arms (lower and trailing), coil-over struts and top mounts, sway bar drop links and bushings, and inner and outer tie rods. I thought I was set for years to come but something new has cropped up. When the car is backed up with steering hard left, I experience three or four pronounced "snatches" or ‘grabs" coming from the front left. The steering wheel jumps and I feel a series of rapid bumps through the seat. Ease off the left turn and all is smooth again. It only happens when the car is cool. The snatching does not happen when backing hard right or when the car is stationary and the steering wheel run to and fro. Even though I’ve gotten in the habit of not steering near hard left first thing in the morning, I think I should have this sorted out. It would be good if I could point my shop in the right direction so if anyone has a cue to tell them it, would be much appreciated.
356to966 replied to 356to966's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thank You DBJoe996 .
356to966 posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I need to replace the foam bottom pad in the driver’s side seat in my 02 Cab. I looked under and as it is heated-memory, there’s a daunting array of wiring and connectors. I saw the two nylon clips that attach the front of the pad to its rails and wonder if these are released, can the pad be removed without taking the whole seat out of the car? Any advice would be much appreciated.
356to966 replied to violaGT3's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)02, C2 Cab now at 140,000 miles. Looks and runs great but has had the gamut of problems. Everything from a $10 ignition switch to a $22,000 engine. Love the car in spite of all and plan to keep driving it for another 10 years.
356to966 replied to moosey's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)My fuel pump died at 135,000 miles and 16 years old.
356to966 replied to 356to966's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks for the reply JFP. I went right out to my garage and put everything back together. Very happy to be back on the road again.
I’m in the process of replacing the fuel pump in my 2002 C2. The Fuel Level Sending Unit above the pump came out with some juggling to free it and disconnect the fuel lines to the pump. When I upended the unit on my work bench, about a cup of dirty black gas came out. I know Porsche redesigned the punp and sender in 02 eliminating the fuel filter. Now I’m wondering is the newer (and much larger) Fuel Level Sending Unit has a non-serviceable filter built into it and that’s why I saw residue in the gas that drained out of it. Does anyone know and also, not wanting to send dirty gas downline, should I be thinking about replacing the sender? Thanks
356to966 replied to 356to966's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I only had to do the driver's side and I did unbolt the seat to tip it up to gain access and hold it with a box too. Judgejon, I think you're right, the underside of the seats mirror one another.
Because my wife and I share the driving and she’s a small person, our power seats get quite a work out. I once posted on how to handle groaning noise in the fore and aft adjustment. Lately we had grinding noise in the seat height adjuster. Here’s what I found. There’s three electic motors under each seat; one for each function: back/front, height and tilt. The height motor drives the lift mechanism with an about foot long bowden cable and this cable was the source of my noise. The cable is very similar to an old-fashioned speedometer cable and just like of old, when the cable gets noisy, it just needs lubrication. Its an easy job though the seat needs to be unbolted and tilted up from the front to get access. No need to unplug wires. The cable is fastened on each end with a clip and two torex screws. Undo one end and feed lubricant in between the inner cable and its outer housing. You can use a dedicated speedo lube but I just patiently fed in motor oil. Now the adjustment is back to a gentle hum instead of an ugly grinding rasp.
My experience is that struts/shocks are good for about the 65,000 miles you have on your car and that all the suspension bushings and ball joints last much longer.
My experience was just as you, formally Eibach springs and stock Bilstein Hds. The research I did on coilover systems indicated that most have higher rate springs that just the thing for the track but not so good for every day driving. Some time ago however, another member wrote very positively of his experience with the KW Variant 3 both on street and track. His review sounded like just what I was after and now that I have them installed, I can second all the good things he said. They are beautifully made, very adjustable in both rebound and dampening and with spring rates that are not overly harsh on poorly paved roads.
356to966 replied to tps22's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Gas smell is not normal. Hairline cracks in the nylon top of the Fuel Sending Unit are often the source. The unit is located under the battery (easy to access)and when mine cracked I had strong odor both inside the trunk and outside at the fuel filler.
356to966 replied to MikeM's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I too decided to try a set of aftermarket lowering springs. I chose Eiboch brand as they appeared to be somewhat softer than H&Rs. Porsche furnishes different rear springs for different weight models but aftermarket springs seem to come in as one fits all. Eiboch springs lowed the front almost the one inch I was looking for but as my wife’s car is a heavier Mark 2, Cab with Tipronic, the rear came down much more. Not only does a tail heavy 996 look wrong, it bottoms its exhaust tips on innocent looking swales and ramps. Now I’ve got to do it all over again with the coil overs I should have chosen in the first place.