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About valfam

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  • Birthday 07/06/1966

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    I enjoy working on cars its a great way to get away from the office.

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    Weston, FL, USA
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    2000 996 C2 (Love the little car, but it could use a better sound system maybe 2014)
    2001 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4X4
  • Future cars
    I dont know yet. I get hooked on things pretty easy. I have a Porsche now. Update! I do like the newer 911 with the round lights and the Cayman.
  • Former cars
    Benz, Lexus, and a bunch of Jeeps, a Road King, and a few speed bike, but that was when I was young and stupid, I'm no longer young. :-)
  1. I changed the fluid a month or two ago when I was doing my yearly maintenance. thanks for the link.
  2. I replaced the drivers side a few years ago with a used one I bought off e-bay now the passenger one is doing the same thing. thanks for the links.
  3. well doing more testing yesterday I found it was not the CV shaft as I thought. here is what I see now. I jacked up the rear and locked one tire and put the car in gear and moved the other tire back and forth. I heard the clicking sound in the lower gears but not he higher gears. I'm guessing I need a new trans. I attached two sound files I hope you can hear the clicking on the first gear clip on the second clip what you hear is the axle play which is normal. 20180416_182825.3gp 20180416_183021.3gp
  4. the problem I'm having is some time I need to pull the handle a few times to open the door. Thanks I guess I will have to suck it up and order the new locks.
  5. I have been having a problem with drivers door lock for a while and now the passenger side is acting up so I want to replace them both but looking online they want $300 each but looking around I see the VW one looks the same and its they are $40 each. Has anyone tried this before or do you have a suggestion?
  6. The car has started doing this to me while I drive. Lets say I get up to 25mph when I get off the throttle I hear a click when you get back on again it clicks again. I'm not talking about stomping on the gas just a slight touch of the throttle get back up to 25. I don't hear it at highway speeds I think but that could be because of road noise or me go so fast that the noise get left behind. I did find a little play from the drivers side half shaft between the shaft and CV Joint bolted to the axle. Any ideas what it can be? Miles 93547 Manual 6 speed.
  7. my friend this weekend was installing a 2din radio and after he has the new radio in the car the car wont start it wont even turn over (Crank) the lights on the car do turn on. I read about a little wire on the radio that needs to be cut for the alarm what else can it be?
  8. I drove it to work this morning and I think it's OK now. I think it needed some RPMs. I will see again when I get home tonight. I hope it's OK. Thanks JFP
  9. i just changed my water pump tonight and when I started the car i heard clicking from both sides of the engine. It has been sitting for a month or so, I have started over the month but it was only to move it a few feet. can it be that is needs some highway miles or can it be something bigger?
  10. i have been working on the car today and as you said I have power on one leg (red blue wire) I see 13.7 volts so I know that is good. I ran 12 volt power to the valve and I hear and see it move so Im guessing its working. with your idea I think I can use a noid light set to see if I see power pulse on it. I just need to buy a new set Amazon here I come. I ran 12 volt power to the purge valve in the back and as soon as i give it power the engine shuts off. is this normal? Now if someone can get me a wiring diagram so I can test at the dme and see if I have a short or a bad DME.
  11. thanks for all the help. Now I have to work on my 996. I'm replacing both window regulators.
  12. I placed the order for it in September, my friends has the one for the Boxster. I wonder if it's the same book with a few little changes for the 911 996.
  13. I just broke the same little clip on mine this weekend, the strang thing is I have taken apart my friends 996 a few time and never had a problem with his. Oh well.
  14. Thanks I guess next time he has time to bring the car over and I have time to spend in it I will look at the wiring. thanks for your help.
  15. Hello JFP my friend has replaced the gas cap already, I agree with you about using the right part but what can you tell someone that says its the same and insist in using it. Do you know of a way to test each hose and valve? Also what about the pressure or vacuum I hear when I open the gas cap should that not mean that the system is closed and no leaks.
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