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  • Present cars
    2001 Boxster S
  • Future cars
    996 AWD
  • Former cars
    300 E
  1. I changed the indicator stalk sometime ago and heard a squeaking sound coming from the clock spring a few days later. The new stalk works fine but now the airbag warning light stays on while driving. Any ideas what could be causing this? could it be related to the squeaky clock spring. Any help is appreciated.
  2. Many thanks, Maurice. I'll try that and get back to you. heers.
  3. Update! Installed new expansion tank and changed two short hoses. Pressure tested system, no leaks. Filled up with coolant, drove 100 miles, parked overnight now coolant leaks around bottom of tank. Pressure tested again, no leaks, drive many miles, park overnight, coolant leaks out behind right rear wheel. I am out of ideas.
  4. Front fans work. Oil color - normal. 400 miles since last change. Water pump is about 3 yrs old. Haven't looked at water pump but if coolant leaks at that rate, would notice under car. Did not do pressure test.
  5. On my '01S coolant ran low twice within 100 miles after 000's without even topping up. No leaks in expansion tank or anywhere under car. Coolant indicator light flashes at normal temps occasionally. Help!
  6. Many thanks. Fortunately, the last time the key worked it unlocked the door. But since then, it only tuns in the lock but does not lock. Battery is not dead. Car drives normally. Cheers.
  7. In my 2001S, the key turns 90 degrees in either direction, but neither locks nor unlocks the door. The remote entry failed years ago and the manual key-in-lock was all that worked. Thanks for any help.
  8. Todd I know you have done a couple 986 to 996 conversions. What do you think would be a fair price to put a 3.6 in my 2001 986 S. Please address the following: 1) Reprogram ECU, 2) Labor R & R and 3) Other fabrications etc (not incl 996 headers) Thank you for your response.
  9. Todd: So now, I am confused, I have a 2001 S, which 996 3.6L motor works with the least amount of changes to electronics? I know about lowering the engine & new headers etc. Thanks.
  10. I am on my fourth entry clicker and this one has gone bad. Others have somehow stopped working despite new batteries. Anyone experienced this problem? 2001 S.
  11. I just replaced the coolant tank in my 2001 S. The most difficult part was replacing the coolant hose which is attached to the tank from the engine compartment. There is no easy way to get to it except by removing the right rear wheel and getting under the car. Be sure to use a jackstand. Here are the instructions: The method of determining the source of the loss is as follows. Top off the cooling system. If coolant does fall out on the ground, trace it to its source and repair it. If the coolant does not fall onto the ground in an obvious manner, you must pressurize the cooling
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