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997.1 Battery/Starter/Generator Cable Replacement with Pics

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997.1 Battery/Starter/Generator Cable Replacement with Pics

I recently completed the Battery/Starter/Generator Cable replacement.  Attached is a newbie-rated, pic-intensive write-up.  Below is the introduction and table of contents so readers can decide if the document will be of use before downloading the pdf.    "Recently I changed the infamous Battery/Starter/Generator cable on my 997.1.  My car had been a bit sluggish on starting for some time, but, one day when I tried to start it after the engine was at operating temperature it would not start at all, as if the battery were dead.  The next morning, after cooling off overnight and without charging the battery, it started.  I researched the various Porsche forums and found that the aforementioned cable was the likely culprit.  The revised part number for this cable, as of this writing, is 997.607.019.03.  So, I ordered the part and undertook the replacement.  Special thanks to ‘yvesvidal’ from 6speedonline for his tutorial, as well as a thread by ‘equinox’ on 6speedonline that ‘yvesvidal’ used, and a more brief but, nonetheless useful, post by ‘jkw911’ on rennlist.  I followed yvesvidal’s procedure quite closely, though I did change the order of some portions.  I’m a detail-oriented person and what I always hope for is that someone has created a highly detailed, picture-intensive write-up of a given procedure (so I won’t have to).  Knowing that there are others out there like myself, I put together my notes for this procedure for my future reference and am posting it for those who would find it useful.  This write-up is not for everybody as it is newbie-rated, highly detailed and pic intensive.  To gauge time-to-completion, I’d guess that I spent 8 hours working on this job.  Having now done the procedure, it would be faster, especially with this write-up.  A note of caution before embarking on this procedure:  as always, there are an infinite number of ways to screw things up so one undertakes this procedure at their own risk.  What follows is how I completed the job and, as they say on the forums, your experience may vary."   TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER 1:  INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 2:  PARTS, SUPPLIES, TOOLS AND PRELIMINARY WORK Parts and Supplies Tools Preliminary Work CHAPTER 3:  REMOVE REAR UNDERBODY PAN UNDER ENGINE CHAPTER 4:  REMOVE AIR CLEANER HOUSING CHAPTER 5: REMOVE DRIVE BELT CHAPTER 6:  REMOVE THROTTLE BODY CHAPTER 7:  REMOVE PLENUM CHAPTER 8:  REMOVE POWER STEERING RESERVOIR CHAPTER 9:  REMOVE GENERATOR CHAPTER 10:  DISCONNECT TUBES FROM AIR OIL SEPARATOR CHAPTER 11:  DISCONNECT CABLE ON STARTER CHAPTER 12:  DISCONNECT CABLE ATTACHMENTS FROM UNDER THE CAR CHAPTER 13:  REMOVE THE AIR CONDITIONER COMPRESSOR CHAPTER 14:  DISCONNECT CLIPS AND REMOVE CABLE CHAPTER 15:  INSTALL CABLE CHAPTER 16:  INSTALL AIR CONDITIONER COMPRESSOR CHAPTER 17:  CONNECT AIR OIL SEPARATOR TUBES CHAPTER 18:  INSTALL GENERATOR CHAPTER 19:  INSTALL POWER STEERING RESERVOIR CHAPTER 20:  INSTALL PLENUM CHAPTER 21:  INSTALL THROTTLE BODY CHAPTER 22:  INSTALL DRIVE BELT CHAPTER 23:  INSTALL AIR CLEANER HOUSING CHAPTER 24:  INSTALL REAR UNDERBODY PAN UNDER ENGINE CHAPTER 25: WRAP-UP   997.1 Generator-Starter-Battery Cable Replacement with Pics.pdf


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If the car has a tiptronic, is the process any different? Thanks.


Not really, there may be a few more thing in the way, but otherwise it should be similar.

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