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GeorgeBokas replied to GeorgeBokas's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)thanks guys! I had tightened the 2 screws behind the steering wheel too much when i replaced the new rubber bushing plate. Should've asked 6 months ago... after a few twists to loose each screw, working as designed
GeorgeBokas replied to GeorgeBokas's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I've had the fuse pulled, for about 6 months :-) I replaced the bushings plate 4 months ago but maybe I tightened it too much because it kept sounding. will try to loosen the screws. thanks guys!
turns out it needed some more fluid. i was looking at it with the top up instead of in the service position. Which is different. I guess this means I have a small leak somewhere since I filled it a few months ago as well...
GeorgeBokas posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)All, I have a 1999 996 Cab and a while back the horn pad(airbag) became very sensitive and would sound at teh slightest touch. Then it got to the point where the horn would sound non-stop until i pulled the fuse. I tried changed the mounting bracket between teh airbag and steering sheel in case the rubber mounts had worn but this did not work. I had a friend tell me that sometimes on cars the airbags and horn switch within the airbag becomes faulty and you need to replace the whole airbag piece. Anyone run into this? Thanks!
Hmm. That makes a ton of sense. Will try this. thanks!
All, my 1999 996 cab top is working but it raises and lowers extremely slow, sometimes stopping and requiring me to release and again press the button to open/close the top. A couple of months ago I filled the reservoir which was a bit low and the top worked great but recently it started to act up as above and opening/closing slow. I checked the fluid and it is still full above the + marker. I have not found any leaks. Any ideas on what to check next? Thanks! George
GeorgeBokas replied to GeorgeBokas's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks JFP. The drain plug in question is the front driver side plug. I'm guessing it could be accessed through the wheel well but haven't had a chance to take the wheel off yet. If anyone knows, I'd appreciate the info.
I recently went to clear my front drainage holes and accidentally pushed one in. Does anyone know how I can access the area this would be pushed into? It is the drainage hole on the driver's side. What happens without the drainage plug there? Is this a bug problem or does the water just drain under the car? Thanks! George
SOLVED Tried again tonight and found out I was using the wrong plug holes. In the DIY the fill holes are in the front, side of pump. On mine it is at the bottom of the transluecent container. I saw this plug once I remove the pump from the bracket and looked under. What made me look there was a post on another forum that showed the pump mounted horizontally and they stated the pump did not look like the one in the DIY picture. I guess my pump is a newer version or something like that so it must have been replaced by previous owner. top goes up very strong now. Anyway, hope this helps anyone who has a similar pump to mine.
Tried again but no success. took plug out, used syringe and tool to try to put fluid in but it does not go in. anyone else ever run into this. Even tried taking the pump out a bit to get a better angle. pic below
thanks. I just needed to confirm it was me :-) maybe I need a thinner tube. another lowes run....
I would like to know if there is some secret to add the hydraulic fluid to the covertible top pump. I've taken the hex plug out and tried using plastic tubing but for some reason it will not take the oil it keeps driping out. I've seen the DIY and searched further, looks basic but I'm perplexed. thanks for your help.
I am in the process of installing a tequipment rollbar in my 996 cabrio. I modified the rocker panel as suggested in other threads and I am able to bolt in the front passenger side bolt but on the driver side bolt it seems the front leg does not reach close enough to the bolt area for me to start threading it in. I tried using force to spread the legs to get it close to the hole but there is not enough give... or strength in me. I think I saw an earlier thread to use longer bolts but cant seem to find that one again. Any suggestions on what I can do or people who have run into this? thanks! george
that worked perfectly. thanks a million Tim!
I sure hope this rash goes away soon. It hurts when I pee.