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  1. When battery is dead the electrical system is down, as is the trunk for accessing battery. I have tried connecting positive to red fuse and negative to door arm. I ran current using jump starter but could not get latch to open. Does anyone have any other ideas to open truck, e.g. force lift? Thanks in advance. Is this also true for current year C4S? Quote for 1999 911: <<There should be a release cable under one of the headlights. You need to use something to fish it out. If you do a search at renntech.org you will find it.>> Thanks
  2. We are posting this very sincere THANK YOU to all members who have supported our efforts to spread the word about the Light Savers. The Light Savers have been well received without exception and it makes us very happy to know that we have provided a useful fix for our fellow enthusiasts. Please continue to spread the word to anyone that might need them and direct them to the products tab on our website www.RennFix.com. Thank you again everyone and keep an eye out for our next big invention that I believe is the best yet! ;) http://www.yourcarcarecompanion.com/products.html Clint Hightower
  3. I need to replace the rear tires on my 2007 C4s and it turns out the Michelin Pilot Super Sports are completely unavailable, with no ETA. Even if one makes allowance for the odd size and likely small demand, that is still pretty shocking. What alternative have you tried and what do you recommend? Car is a daily driver, street driven, I value quiet running (not that our cars are *that* quite, but would rather not add running noise).
  4. Greetings everyone. I've got a really weird problem going on at the moment. So, I put my car up on my jack stands and did a transmission fluid and front differential fluid change with Porsche OEM 75w-90 fluid. After buttoning up everything and making sure everything was tight and not leaking, I took the car for a test drive. I noticed first of all, that my clutch wouldn't quite return properly when I started up the car. I checked to make sure the floor mat wasn't causing any problems, the clutch pedal popped right back up, so I assume it was the mat. After getting the car out of the garage, the clutch was returning properly, until I made it to 3rd gear. At that point, the clutch felt, the best way I can describe it is "sluggish." Then, it felt like the clutch was slipping horribly. Trying to accelerate in any gear was was nearly impossible. Incidentally, I could start the car on a hill without any problems (in first, obviously). I finally made it home, put the car in my garage and will crawl around under it in the morning. The fluid change was a simple task so I don't know what could have gone wrong. I filled it until it dripped out of the fill hole, so I definitely didn't overfill (yes, I used the forward fill hole, not the one by the axles) :-) Everything was working perfectly prior to the fluid change. Anyway, has anyone ever experienced anything like this after changing transmission fluid? What could I have done wrong or screwed up? PS: The car is a 2008 Carrera 4S
  5. Hello, 2007 C4S Coupe with Tip here. Bought in 2013 with 26,000 miles, bone stock except the previous owner had replaced the headers and put in Tubi Style exhausts. Well, 2 years and 25,000 miles later, I've had enough of these exhausts: way too noisy for my taste, and attract too much attention (I prefer understated). Would like to put back the stock 997.1 C4S exhaust (as for the headers, don't care one way or another, though suspect I might need the stock headers to fit the rest, but would be happy to let sleeping dogs lie). Will then sell the Tubis. Where can I get used stock exhaust --- reputable second hand source or dismantler? Preferably with some warranty. Of course I can always go to the dealer and drop a new one, but would like to explore the options. The only alternative to stock that I am considering would be some setup that is quieter than stock, but as of now I prefer stock. Thank you for any suggestion.
  6. Renntech gang, As a relatively new 2004 C4S Cab Tip owner I've been having a horrible experience. Too long a story to repeat to start this thread. Saga began in this thread a few weeks back -> http://rennlist.com/forums/996-forum...ase-ideas.html Beautiful, well optioned 2004 C4S bought from my daughter knowing it had a rear end whine. Yes it has been determined the whine is in the output shaft AKA transfer case area. Loud and noticeable with top up and windows up. I decided to address the fairly loud transmission whine by replacing the Tip. I want this beautiful 996 back to normal. Didn't want to spring for a $17,000 Tip from Porsche. I did purchase what was reported to be another 2004 C4S Tip (A96.35) which arrived from LA Dismantlers mid June. Said to have been from a 40,000 mile 2004 C4S. Local indy performed the R&R. No issues reported in the surgery. Properly re-filled with fluid, warmed, topped off, adaptation, etc. Tip seemed alright at beginning of test drive. But then kicked into Emergency Mode / Fail Safe / Limp Home mode. Re-set, re-adaptation and same scenario. Limp home mode, 3rd gear only. Code 51. Problem I'm faced with now is Indy says problem is in transmission. I'm wondering if they know exactly how to sync tranny with my car? They did need to use my torque converter and my tip wiring harness. No TC with tranny and harness on replacement tranny broken at car side. Trusting the Indy is knowledgable concerning how to "marry" this tranny to my car, I'm assuming there is a special procedure to mate the new tranny to my car right? Or is it a plug and play and supposed to install, adaptation & work. Indy saying I need to be CERTAIN the tranny is from the exact year make model C4S. It's an A96.35 722.6 meant for that car & said to be from a 2004. How can I know if it's a bad tranny sent by LA Dismantlers, or the Indy doesn't know some secret to get this tranny out of Limp home mode. It is throwing a Code 51 - slippage or implausible. LA Dismantlers may send me a another tranny, but last word from Caleb is "The owner will be calling me about arrangements" Hmmmmm. Another story. I did suggest that they switch out the Conductor Plate from my old tranny into the new and drop pan on new to see how the LA Dismantlers tranny looks inside. They thought that a good idea. Yep - shoulda been done w/o me suggesting. If new tranny still looks good replace filter, clean sump & sump magnet, etc. Refill, re adaptation and cross fingers? These are shipped dry and I have no idea if the tranny is really a bad one, or if there is some magic pixie dust my mechanic is unaware. The Conductor Plate swap is supposed to be completed next week after the July 4th Holiday. However they are pessimistic at the shop saying that if the gear ratio's of new tranny are not EXACTLY what are expected by front & rear diff that this tranny simply will NOT work. (wish they'd quit with the negative vibes man) Do they know what they are talking about? 2004 C4S is an A96.35 tranny. The old one is A96.35. The new one is A96.35. Should be same right? In the meantime I'm hoping our experts here on Renntech can tell me about any special procedures necessary when you R&R a Tiptronic transmission in a C4S. The radio's and everything else need codes. What is the procedure to marry tranny to car? I can see a scenario where I end up with 2 or 3 R&R engine/tranny drops and still end up with my whining Tiptronic. Sorry for long post but woe is me. What a bummer. Any help or advice is most welcome. - hutch PS - time is of the essence since transmission return to LA Dismantlers is time sensitive. If I limp mode it to the Porsche dealer in Cleveland would it seem worth the $$ to determine if its a bad tranny from LA Dismantlers or a more simple electronic issue?
  7. Hi I recently purchased a 2003 996 C4S Tiptronic, Its my first Porsche and also my first Auto gearbox. I notice when cold on start up there is quite a loud whine when breaking and changing down its not as loud or an issue when warmed up. Is this normal or is there a possible gearbox, Diff or brake issue that needs attention.
  8. I have a 2012 C4S with a sunroof. When going over rough pavement I hear a distinct, persistent rattle -- more like a mechanical buzzing sound -- coming from the area of the rearview mirror and dome near the mirror. It may or may not be the mirror or something in the dome -- perhaps it is something under the headliner in that area -- but I am sure the sound is coming from that area (I have cupped my ears and listened and there is no doubt the sound is coming from that area). My dealer observed the problem and thought he had fixed it -- by applying tape to plastic parts that may have been rubbing against each other -- but the problem persists. Has anyone experienced this problem and discovered its source?
  9. Hi there ive just returned to porsche and got myself a 2002 c4s, love everything about it apart from im struggling to find out how i can connect a iphone / ipod. From what i understand the cdr23 is a most bus stereo and it only has very expensive ways of adding a aux in. But i also dont think the most bus system came into the 996 untill 2003, so im a bit confused!? I have a amp in the front, but no disc changer, i also dont think i have bose as theres no badges on the door speaker grills, neither is there a rear speaker box. If u can help at all id be very grateful, it think i have a stereo fitted that wasnt ment to be fitted till 12 months later :/ Forgot to say it has the cdr23 stereo fitted
  10. Heya, So i was wondering if anyone knew off hand if the decklid size for the C4 and C4S were the same size? I know the C4S is a widebody car, but I am not sure that would necessarily mean a change in the decklid size. Any help would be much appreciated Thanks and Happy Holidays
  11. Changing front brake pads on a 997 C4S/C2S Link to support DIY tutorial
  12. My Mechanic noticed the right inner support is broken for my exhaust. I have located 2 part #, Just wondering if any one knows which one will fit a 2003 C4S with PSE? 996 111 128 54 996 111 128 57 Is it a possible DIY? Anywhere else to get it but a P-car dealer? cheapest i found was $220US at Sonnen. What is the consequences of leaving it alone? There are no rattles or anything right now.
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