Jump to content

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Recommended Posts

A creature has chewed threw the wires that come out of the camshaft solenoid 1-3. Is it possible to remove the solenoid by removing the 2, 10mm screws and will the solenoid slide out? Is it possible to repair the wires once the solenoid is removed. All that's left is a 1/8 of an inch of wire to work with. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
    You can remove these ads by becoming a Contributing Member.

A creature has chewed threw the wires that come out of the camshaft solenoid 1-3. Is it possible to remove the solenoid by removing the 2, 10mm screws and will the solenoid slide out? Is it possible to repair the wires once the solenoid is removed. All that's left is a 1/8 of an inch of wire to work with. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

It is possible, but with that little wire left you may be better off just replacing it with a new one. The two screws are all that is holding it in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just to be clear. There are 2 screws on the camshaft cover holding the solenoid are these the only screws securing the unit? Also, how would you suggest removing the unit once the screws are removed? I've removed the 2 screws on the camshaft cover but I can't seem to break the solenoid loose.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just to be clear. There are 2 screws on the camshaft cover holding the solenoid are these the only screws securing the unit? Also, how would you suggest removing the unit once the screws are removed? I've removed the 2 screws on the camshaft cover but I can't seem to break the solenoid loose.

Correct on the two fasteners. Believe it or not, Porsche has a special tool to get them out; but we use a small set of channel lock pliers to pop them loose. Just don't get overly ambitious as the cam cover is irreplaceable, so you don't want to damage it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can not exactly remember me but is noth that on a MY 99, the camshafts should be removed in order to remove the solenoide?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can not exactly remember me but is noth that on a MY 99, the camshafts should be removed in order to remove the solenoide?

Almost correct, the cam cover has to come off:

Pic07.jpg

I think the two fasteners that the OP may have been referring to are the seal O-ring cover that bolts to the cam cover.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My boxster is a 99 2.5. w/88,000 miles. If I have to remove the cam cover to remove the solenoid I should also consider doing a little maintenance. Any suggestions? Maybe chain rails or tensioners?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Indeed JFP, cam cover not camshafts. I have more problems with a slip of the tongue these days, especialy in another language, oh well we'll see.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My boxster is a 99 2.5. w/88,000 miles. If I have to remove the cam cover to remove the solenoid I should also consider doing a little maintenance. Any suggestions? Maybe chain rails or tensioners?

Yes, the chain rails between the cams are a good option. You will also need specific cam holding tools to remove the covers with out risking damage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Content

    • By Sea_Galley
      1999 986 2.5 Boxster. (5 spd)
       
      Not many problems with the car but cruise control doesn’t work and the spoiler only extends halfway or so.
       
      Current actual problem with the car is that I  can feel vibration or shaking in the steering wheel (and in the car to a much lesser extent) after shifting into fourth gear. After shifting into fourth gear, the shaking seems to persist even as I slow down, or after shifting into fifth. It will persist even if I shift into neutral but will stop after I come to a stop.
       
      It’s strange to me that this is the case when gears 1-3 don’t have this problem. I am guessing that it’s an issue with bearings or alignment in the front wheels since i’m feeling the vibrations in the wheel but hopefully someone here has a better idea.
    • By Garra671
      Tried googeleing it but couldn’t find what I was after.    Was curious if anyone knows what type of flat 6 the 986 boxster has?
       
      Is it a a true boxer engine? Or a horizontally opposed flat V?     True boxer meaning it has individual crank pins for each piston and is a true 180degree angle.    Thanks in advance 
    • By 01BoxterS
      The rear window on my 2001 S has separated from the canvas, and the tan top is dingy and past its prime. I no longer have a garage, so I am forced to outsource it. I would appreciate some informed opinions.
       
      I'm looking at a GAAH A5 Acoustic glass window top. The dealer is saying $2,700-$3k installed. A reputable convertible/interior specialist is coming in at $2,200. The dealer talked about needing to buy additional sound insulation, clips and etc., which is either building in additional profit, or it may be totally justified because they have experience and might provide additional quality. I don't have an excess of cash for a 18 y/o car so I'm soliciting experienced opinions:
       
      Assuming the local top specialist is truly skilled at their game, should I expect that they can handle this, along with connecting the heating element?  I doubt they have done many A5 Acoustic glass retrofits, whereas the dealer has likely done a few. If I go with the local specialists, are there some unique things I need to specify they order/replace/pay attention to? Should I give more weight to (a) Porsche dealer that only occasionally does a top or (b) the people who do tops all the time, but just not Porsches?    
      All informed opinions are welcome. 
      Thanks!
    • By Garra671
      Recently I had been noticing issues with my cooling system the coolant temp guage would go past the 0 on 180 and I wouldn’t hear fans or anything. (Already tested fans and resistors and relays).   The temperature Will continue to creep up if I sit still, with no signs of fans, AC OFF.

      I replaced the coolant temp sensor. Problem fixed!! Then same issue again it seems after a week of driving.  

      Now i currently have ordered another temp sensor just Incase I maybe did something to cause the other new one too fail, I’ll be changing it again today.

      However I was doing the climate control hack to check my actual temperatures today while doing a short troubleshooting drive. And I noticed my oil temperature said 0, which is physically impossible 🙄


      Is it possible the oil temp guage is throwing off the coolant sensor?    Is it even possible for the oil temp sensor too go bad but not the oil level sensor? (They are a 2 in 1 sensor)   

      THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
    • By Angel Martin
      I need to replace the ATF wiring harness in my 2002 986 w/ tiptronic due to a defective temperature sensor that forms part of it. I have been unable to find any information as to what it entails and / or how it can be replaced.   Appreciate any insight. 
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.