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Everything posted by DBJoe996

  1. I would say you are going to have to keep at it. Do exactly what the instructions say to do...back the long bolt out 3 turns and whack the bolt head hard. Harder than you think. The rear bushing has to move in order to create the space needed to remove the alternator. I put a towel on the car to protect it and used a brass boat prop shaft. Lined it up on the bolt head with the end of the prop shaft outside the engine bay and hit it with a sledge hammer. Don't overdue it because you can break the rear mount. It takes just the right amount.
  2. Always helps to post year/make/model and which bank sensor.
  3. I don't think either of those codes would result in the car failing emissions inspection. I would wait until after the inspection then clear the codes and see if they come back. P1671 OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code Seems the codes are for the transmission, and not related to emissions.
  4. Make sure you have the latest Durametric version. It is Porsche Diagnostic Store | Durametric Software Products for Sale WWW.DURAMETRIC.COM Buy Durametric auto diagnotistic tools for Porsches.
  5. Aluminum Guage Rings Source? - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums RENNLIST.COM 996 Forum - Aluminum Guage Rings Source? - Hey Guys, I've been having some problems sourcing some good eom aluminum rings. Bumperplugs does not carry them anymore, and I'm not too sure on the Ebay ones as I...
  6. Make sure the wheel lug lock socket is with the car. Check the spare tire pressure. Check all fluid levels. Enjoy the drive home.
  7. Replacing the AOS is a major pain in the butt job. It will test your overall mechanical skills, tool set and patience. For that matter, it is a job I never want to do again. It took me 3 days. Lowering the engine is only the first step, so you need to read up on how to do it. You also might get a couple of quotes from experienced mechanics to compare with how much time you will have to put into it. The AOS can be purchased for less than $200. Only get an original Porsche AOS. This is one job not to go cheap. If it is not spraying coolant all over the engine bay, more like just weeping, you can wait. Keep a very close eye on the coolant level.
  8. My AOS casing cracked and leaked coolant. It was not a major coolant leak, but enough that it leaked down the engine casing and left a small pool of coolant on the garage floor. So yes, your AOS needs to be replaced. Recommend only an original Porsche AOS replacement.
  9. I concur with JFP. A smoke test is in order. Could be your evap canister has cracked due to age/mileage.
  10. Get the CEL code again and post. Before you proceed, either DIY or shop, we can help you narrow this down. I certainly would want to know specifically and exactly that this is the problem before chasing ghosts and replacing parts. Also, what year and model? Other recent maintenance or problems? There are other valves and components in the evap system to consider. See here Carbon Canister WWW.AUTOATLANTA.COM
  11. Maybe this will be of some help Steering Angle Sensor Calibration - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums RENNLIST.COM 997 Forum - Steering Angle Sensor Calibration - I wondered how many of you have your steering angle sensor calibrated after having your suspension alignment changed. I was reading recently through my workshop manual...
  12. Please do not buy a rebuilt or used window regulator. Once you see how difficult this job is, you will want to only do it once!
  13. The Pelican link says it is applicable for the 996 cab. Look at the top right and it lists all the models. So maybe give them a call and check?
  14. Pelican Parts smartop rolling override https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Porsche-996-997-Carrera/72-BODY-SmartTop_Rolling_Override/72-BODY-SmartTop_Rolling_Override.htm
  15. Please read https://www.renntech.org/forum/239-lost-radio-codes/
  16. Agree. If you are not able to do this get some professional help because air pockets in the cooling system can damage the engine.
  17. More than likely the circuit board in the key fob has gone bad. Happens to almost 20 year old key fobs. Mine went out years ago and I simply use the key. As for the windows, maybe a reset of the upper and lower limits would make it work. Push the window button for down and continue to hold the button for 5-7 seconds after it reaches the bottom limit. Release button and then push it for up, continue to hold the button for 5-7 seconds after it reaches the upper limit.
  18. Pull back the carpet against the front firewall in the passenger seat footwell. You will see a small drain hose connected to the bottom of the HVAC box. Undo the clamp and can undo the hose and blow it out with some compressed air, or run some trimmer line down through the drain hose. Also a good idea to clean out the HVAC drain pipe as well. Reconnect and you are good to go. The other important drains are located to the left and right of the battery tray in the hood.
  19. Here's hoping a good charge on the battery helps. Open the hood and look up. On either side is a rubber bumper and it is adjustable. You can twist them in and out to adjust the tension on the hood latch when the hood is closed. Might be they need to be turned in a tad to take some tension off the hood latch, and the actuator is pulling but not strong enough to pop the hood. Other than that, I would pull the electrical connector on the actuator and check it for both ground and voltage when the button is pushed. Might also consider grounding the actuator and running a separate 12V supply wire to test it.
  20. Possible that with the jolt from stalling, you busted a motor mount. Does the fluid look like engine oil, or is it blackish and located on either side of the rear end? Location is important. The motor mounts have hydraulic fluid in them and can leak.
  21. I hate to say it....buy a Window Regulator from Porsche, or a vendor that sells Porsche OE Window Regulator. Going cheap on this one is nothing but trouble. Your OE window regulator lasted 19 years, so you want another one that will last another 19 years. It is not a painful job to replace the window regulator, but with a cheap knockoff or "re-built" regulator, you will be replacing it again within a year.
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