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About clearjam

  • Birthday 02/15/1954

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    West Palm Beach, FL
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    86 Carrera (euro),99 Boxster, 09 Cayenne
  • Former cars
    79 911 SC, 65 356 SC, 73 911T, 69 911T, 04 Cayenne

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  1. My boxster is a 99 2.5. w/88,000 miles. If I have to remove the cam cover to remove the solenoid I should also consider doing a little maintenance. Any suggestions? Maybe chain rails or tensioners?
  2. Just to be clear. There are 2 screws on the camshaft cover holding the solenoid are these the only screws securing the unit? Also, how would you suggest removing the unit once the screws are removed? I've removed the 2 screws on the camshaft cover but I can't seem to break the solenoid loose.
  3. A creature has chewed threw the wires that come out of the camshaft solenoid 1-3. Is it possible to remove the solenoid by removing the 2, 10mm screws and will the solenoid slide out? Is it possible to repair the wires once the solenoid is removed. All that's left is a 1/8 of an inch of wire to work with. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  4. Got it! I just turn the ignition on with the tip in park and the cluster gauge shown it to be on "R". I've tried to see if I could get it to change to "P" while in park but it won't move pass "R". By moving the gear shift it changes to all the corresponding gears but won't show "P" while in park.
  5. I delivered the complete list of codes which were supplied by the dealer. I just plugged in the durametric and received fault code p1602. The doors lock with the remote and the alarm seems to set as usual but no ignition.
  6. The immobilizer gave out and had my 99 boxster towed to my local indy. His piwis was out for repairs so he waited two weeks before exploring the problem. The first attempt to reset the new immobilizer (alarm unit) and new key heads failed, I was told that the new immobilizer was bad because it would only read the keys and not reset the immobilizer (alarm unit). So, I order another new immobilizer (alarm unit) and the indy installs it and proceeds to tell me that the newest unit reads the keys and resets but won't communicate with the DME. So, today I go by to check on the status and I am told they've had no luck, here are your keys and you need to have you car towed to a dealer. $900 later all Ive got to show is a parts bill of $800 and shop bill of $900 (Oh they did repair a few actuators for the door locks). Is it possible that the mechanic doesn't know how to use the Piwis tool? Help, anyone ever have this problem with the immobilizer and DME?
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