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Everything posted by royp4

  1. Hey JTT, did you replace switch with the Audi equivalent? Just curious. Thank you.
  2. I am experiencing a strange intermittent problem. From time to time, when I try to crank my 2003 996 c2 cab, the engine turns over very slowly. It mimics a weak/dead battery. This has happened 3 times. Each time after leaving the car alone for an hour or so, it cranks in a normal fashion. Each time I have had the battery tested, and each time the battery has tested as being fully charged. Any ideas? Thank you in advance
  3. My 2003 996 Cab is exhibiting intermittent problem I think is related to clutch switch. On occasion, after depressing clutch, engine barely turns over, acting as if battery is dead. Battery has been tested and is fine. I'm not sure why clutch must be depressed all the way to the floor when switch appears to pop out after first inch of clutch pedal travel. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
  4. I purchased the regulator from Pelican Parts. They were very attentive to my problem and rapidly sent the replacement regulator. They asked that I return the cracked regulator to them and paid for shipping. As I did not wish to tear the door apart yet again, I kept the cracked regulator and returned the new regulator that didn't work. I have no quibble with Pelican, as they responded quickly to my dilemma. I did not even contact them about the replacement regulator not working properly, but just returned it and kept the cracked one that is working. Will I regret this decision in the future? Wh
  5. My 2003 C2 cabriolet just rolled over 100k miles. I have learned a great many things about the 996, but struggle with the amount of time I spend working on this car. I love driving it, but it seems that all my spare time (which I have very little of) is spent fixing problems. Fortunately I have not experienced major failures. Just small things like replacing ignition switch, replacing cabrio hydraulic cylinders, and replacing window regulators. Have also had to have the dealer repair a broken water pump and install an ecu which was drowned in a rainstorm. Anyway I guess that's the price of own
  6. The new replacement regulator arrived Friday so I attempted installation today. This regulator was not cracked or broken in any way. I removed the brand new cracked regulator which was working fine and installed the new regulator. After installation, I found that the window would only raise halfway. Nothing I tried would make a difference. Out of desperation I took out the brand new uncracked regulator and reinstalled the brand new cracked regulator. It worked perfectly. I am at a loss for an explanation as to what caused this. I welcome comments and suggestions. Thank you
  7. Ok, here's a strange Saturday. Last weekend I replaced the driver's side window regulator with a new genuine Porsche part. My ride is a 2003 c2 cabriolet by the way. I had removed the old regulator which was trashed before opening the new one. Turned out the new regulator had a crack in one of the green plastic ferrules. Having no other option, I installed it anyway. Worked perfectly. I was concerned about the crack though, and contacted the seller. They sent me a new replacement. I installed the new genuine Porsche regulator today. Then the window would only raise about halfway. I tried every
  8. I am posting this hoping it will benefit someone. I have a 2003 996 c2 cab. Recently the brake lights went out. After screwing with the brake pedal switch, I discovered that it needed to be replaced. Manually depressing switch with my finger showed that this was an intermittent problem. The interesting part of this is that I found that when the switch went out, neither the hazard flashers nor the cruise control would work. After replacing the switch, all these problems resolved. The switch is in a hard to reach location {of course}. While I could visualize the switch by lying on my back in the
  9. Thank you Pressed. Trust me on this, I am no mechanical genius. I have found a wealth of information on this site concerning various DIY repairs. I really believe that by taking a methodical approach and doing some research, we can do more than we think we can. I feel certain that you aren't giving yourself enough credit. If I can help you in any way, please feel free to contact me. I am no expert like Loren, but will be happy to attempt to guide you in the right direction.
  10. I replaced the hydraulic cylinders over the weekend. Took about 4 hours, but I have been accused of being slow. So far cabrio top is working like new. On a side note, I also decided to replace driver's side window regulator with a genuine Porsche regulator purchased from PelicanParts. Cracked door apart and removed old regulator which was trashed. Then opened brand new regulator only to find it had a broken part. Having no other option, I went ahead and put new regulator in the car. Worked ok. I was kind of angry and posted about my frustration on Facebook Sunday night. Monday at noon I receiv
  11. Update: original regulator not working any more. Bit the bullet and ordered a genuine Porsche regulator. Hope to install it tomorrow. Have become quite familiar with the innards of the door.
  12. I did find a company. They sent me two cylinders which I hope to install tomorrow. Then I return my old cylinders to them for a $300 refund. Total cost after refund will be about $400. It was hard to find anyone who had them in stock and was willing to ship them before receiving my old ones. Decided to go ahead and change both sides, as that seems to be the consensus opinion as to what to do. I'll let you know how it goes.
  13. After topping up the fluid on two occasions, only to have the top action slowly degrade, I suspected a leak. A visual inspection of the driver's side cylinder was inconclusive. The old touch test showed me that the cylinder piston was covered in hydraulic fluid. Crude but effective.
  14. Thank you Pressed. Turns out I have found a leak. The driver's side hydraulic cylinder has a major leak. I am in need of a replacement cylinder, but can't shell out $800 for a new OEM cylinder. I need a provider of refurbished or used cylinders that are reasonably priced. Any info is greatly appreciated. Again, thank you for taking the time to respond.
  15. I am currently having a problem with slow top opening and closing, as well as clamshell not closing completely when lowering top. I have topped up the hydraulic fluid on two occasions which was a temporary fix. I have not been able to locate a fluid leak, but there must be one somewhere. any tips on where to look would be greatly appreciated. I have performed minor DIYs like replacing brake light switch and headlight bulbs. Haven't performed any major jobs as this is my DD and I fear that I might screw up something leading to a long downtime with no way to travel.
  16. Hi all, After topping up the fluid in my top tank, all was well. Then a week later the clamshell refuses to close completely when top is lowered, but closes completely when top is raised. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  17. I had the same problem. Turned out the ignition switch was worn out and had to be replaced. Fairly easy DIY
  18. I am in a small town about 70 miles south of Charlotte. I have an 03 C2 Cab. Sharing of knowledge and tips would be great for me. I too would be interested in reputable indys in the Charlotte area. I love my dealer but **** repairs are expensive.
  19. I bought a Dorman replacement regulator for my 03 996 Cab from Amazon. It did not fix my problem. I removed it in order to return it, and replaced it with the old defective regulator. All of a sudden the window drops down with the old regulator. Go figure.....
  20. I replaced the regulator with ebay replacement part. Window still won't drop. I can hear the motor run when I open the door, but window won't drop. I can still push window down 1/2 inch or so, and it will go up and seal when door is closed. I am confused about what to do at this point. I had read previously that if you could push the window down the regulator needed to be replaced. I just replaced it 2 days ago. Any ideas greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  21. Thank you for your opinion dporto. Any other engineering design ideas that require regular maintenance or a dry garage are welcome.
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