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  1. It might be an idea to put the vehicle on level ground, clear the codes that you have, start it and see what codes are coming back.
  2. Tiptronic transmission. Problem occurs when going uphill. ATF 'sloshing' effect? I'd be inclined to first check the fluid level in my transmission.
  3. This should help to solve the problem ... http://www.pedrosgarage.com/Site_5/Worst_Case_Scenario.html Please ignore the above. These are instructions that I 'store away' in case I need them. However, having only now read it, I see that they say it requires headlight removal ... and, unless I'm mistaken, access through the 'frunk' is required to remove the headlight !!!! I seem to recall reading that carefully levering the headlight up with a thin hard-rubber wedge between the bottom of the headlight and body reveals the emergency release wire. ... but, that's obviously not the proper procedure.
  4. Just to rule out the obvious, you have presumably tried a selection of other CDs to ensure that it's the player at fault? Is the CD itself hot when it's ejected?
  5. "- Occurs when starting to accelerate from standstill" ... after releasing your handbrake? "After accelerating from stop the noise will stop after a few seconds" .... Does the GTS have separate drum brakes for the handbrake? Binding brake shoes?
  6. Marcio, with respect, that is not the way to go about it. I would strongly suggest that you search YouTube for a video tutorial on draining a Cayenne cooling system and follow that. Whilst I'm not familiar with PEAK products, I believe that their pre-diluted (50:50) 'Global Lifetime' coolant would be OK. It would, however, be advisable to confirm that.
  7. Just to add to what Dennes33 has advised, you should completely drain and flush your cooling system prior to finally putting in coolant/distilled water. A mixture of the residual additive that you earlier put in and coolant could have unwelcome consequences.
  8. On the assumption that your 'Check Engine' light is not flashing, checking alternator output is a straight forward task with a multimeter/crocodile clips. The positive pole in the engine compartment will provide the most accurate readings when starting from cold/at full operating temperature/with A/C and lights on. What readings are you getting from the instrument cluster under the foregoing conditions? As you will probably have to disconnect the battery at some point (reset codes), there's a process that needs to be carried out to correctly reset everything. Somewhere in the 996 forum (?) there's a detailed description of that process from a contributor called Richard Hamilton. I'll try to find that for you.
  9. Durametric is your friend, of course ... although, hazarding a guess, you may want to check that the fluid level in your transmission is as it should be.
  10. Oops ;) As ttocs suggests, you have presumably checked that your battery is holding its charge? Has any work been done on your transmission?
  11. I seem to recall reading that there's a small button on the left side of the ignition switch (9 o'clock). When that is depressed with a paperclip, for example, the key can be extracted. I'm not familiar with the Cayenne, but it may be worthwhile looking to see if you have this button.
  12. Well, Ahsai and JFP are far more experienced and knowledgeable than I am but could it be something as simple as the electrical component of the ignition switch, I wonder? That is a common problem and I had to replace mine years ago (2003 Boxster) but I can't remember the symptoms.
  13. I would be curious to know why there's what appears to be a "brand new" immobiliser unit in a 1998 car? Does the part number on the unit match that specified for a car of that year? As I mentioned before, is there any sign of water damage under the carpet under the driver's seat?
  14. Commiserations. Unfortunately, as the vehicle has subsequently been worked upon by others, the chance of satisfactory recourse against Vertucci now is slim I suspect. There's not much advice that can be given other than to suggest perhaps approaching Vertucci to negotiate for them to do the remedial work at a 'fair and reasonable' price.
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