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Aracerx: Have you read the whole thread? It's the crankshaft position sensor!! Good luck!
Oh the shop replace it for me. I figured it would cost me more in time so I went ahead with the shop. They only charge me 1.5 hrs. Very good shop here in Tulsa ok. Rennsport is the name. I would definitely recommend this shop.
...Finally my car is back home! I'm happy to report that it was the CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR!!!
As for the location of the sensor, I don't really know where it is. A few posts back, one of the guys said it was on the right hand side, & you have to take the tire off. I wasn't sure if he was talking about a 996 or a boxster. You might have to search or post another question on the location. People on here have been very helpful. I have alldata but it doesn't really tell me where. If I find out, I'll let you know. Good luck! BTW, the part should get in today. I don't know they'll have time to get it done. If not, it'll be on Monday...
...ok, it's exactly problem as mine then. Have you had any liquid spilled inside of the car recently? So far I have replaced the fuel pump & fuel pump relay with no luck. The shop have swapped out the oil temp sensor to see, but nothing changes. They're getting the CPS & swapping it out Friday hopefully. I hope that works. I'll let you know ASAP. I hate doing this but I've exhausted all my options as well. Let me know what you have tried so far. Btw they said it could be the actual DME...
Omarcoolguy: what kind of Porsche do you have? Can you describe your car problem? Does it shut itself off instantly when it's hot? Can you restart right away? Thx
Well, finally got a call from the shop today, & they gave up too! They told me they have exhausted all options. I went ahead & asked them to change out the cranshaft position sensor. We'll see...
...nope! No words yet...
M, I'm glad you got yours fixed! I just talked to my shop this morning, & they still haven't found anything. I did suggest the crankshaft position sensor, but they rejected that idea immediately! We'll see... Thanks for the update.
Michial, please update your progress if you get it fixed before me. I've given up & took it in. It has been in the shop for 2 days, & they haven't figured it out either...
vtf430 replied to vtf430's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thank you! Yea, I've read a few post that said it was under the seat. I knew somebody would know. Awesome forum! Cheers, --vincent
Does anyone know the location of the DME on a 996 cab? Alldata said it's behind the rear seat, but I don't think I can get behind the rear seat on a cabrio. Please let me know... Best regards, --vincent
Once again, I really appreciate all the replies. The info is defintely valuable! After reading non-stop in the last few days, now I'm thinking my car is NOT really overheating. I'm narrowing down to "some" sensor such as crankshaft position sensor, engine speed sensor, fuel injection pressure sensor causes the NO START condition. My questions now are: 1) why would a broken relay, module or a sensor be okay again after the car cools down again? 2) would a bad sensor trigger a fault code? 3) right after the car stalls, can I take out certain sensor & test it? 4) Is it true that if the Fuel injection pressure sensor fails, I should see fuel when I pull of the vacuum hose that attaches to the sensor? I think I'm getting somewhere! Hopefully :P best regards, --vincent
Maurice: thanks for the suggestion. I've read that thread a few times, & I don't think I have the same issue. Mine pretty much runs normal until it gets to 200f & stalls out, consistently every time. Btw, it seems like an overheating problem that I'm having but no warning light at all before it stalls out. I've actually seen my temp gauge up that high before many time. More research... Thanks again.
Wvicary: do you know what controls the no start condition? After it stalls, I tried to unlug the battery for 10min to reset. It still wouldn't let me start the car! Also, what would the engine speed sensor tell me? I hope I ask the right question. Best regards, --vincent