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2003 Targa roof squeeking and slow to open


Go to solution Solved by jay04v6,

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Sorry, Maurice, I meant to direct my reply to Nick. To clarify my comment about the curved gear, I wanted to state that the gears from the factory roof motors are angled to match the cable spiral wire. And I need to add that it is my OPINION, not an empirical fact, that the new gears are flat in PROFILE, not curved. I have looked at several newer Porsche roof motors for sale on Ebay and all have teeth that are flat when viewed in profile from the thin end. The gears I found were from a Nissan repair source, still on Ebay and easy to find. Just match the number of teeth (19), the outer gear diameter and shaft diameter. Then it's just a matter of grinding off the old knurl that holds the original gear, dropping the new one on and hitting it carefully with a counterpunch in several spots to bend the lip of the shaft over new gear.

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Fellow 997-996 Targa owners -- if anyone is interested in rebuilt Targa motors I can be reached by PM. I'll be glad to purchase the parts and rebuild your old, worn Targa roof motors. Since this is not a classified section I won't quote pricing. I just want all 996/997 Targa owners out there to know that buying an expensive new motor is not the only solution when your roof gets stuck. 

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