Question about 2005 Porsche Boxster
After a drive of 30 minutes plus, car hot, the ignition key did not come out of the ignition. Would have to wait 2-3 minutes to cool down. Took car to main dealer, asked if this was known problem & they said No. They suggested adjusting the cables which may have stretched. That didnt work so they said they would have to change the gear selector. That solved the problem. Car was out of warranty so cost me dear! But now finding forums which indicate this was a known problem from 2003 ref. recall ID 21713.
Where do I stand please?
THe blend door seems to be stuck. When you change settings from defrost to floor air or, vent, the blend door opens and closes directing the air to the place you want it to go to. I have had some success spraying a lubricating oil such as WD40 under the dash on the blend door. You need to get under the dash with a flashlight to locate it. It looks like a flap. Spray it with a couple of shots of the WD40. Go easy on the spraying as you may be inhaling the fumes. Keep the doors and windows open to minimize the fumes. Wait about 1/2 hour and try the A/C functions. (defrost, floor, vent air)
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
have ur shift linkage bushings replaced....most likely thse are torn or completely broken .. this is common on these models..also on some vw's of the same years
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
change your transmission filter: no or, very little movement and, no shifting indicates a clogged hydrolic circuit
do not continue to drive your car at that rpm until you fix this as engine damage can occur
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
Well, there several ways that I know to handle this.
FIRST: Don't go back there.
If you only have 26,500 miles on a car that is now 7 years old, you are not using it very much.
I don't even consider your car as broken in.
The assertion that the car needs a new bearing in the engine sounds to me as though the technician had the apparition of the angel of money appear in front of him while working on your wallet (I mean Porsche).
SECOND: The usage on your car is so low that, if you took it on a trip, the leak might very well
stop completely, on it's own.
THIRD: There is an excellent bottle of leak stopper sold at Walmart that handles rear main bearing seals. It costs about $3,994.00 less then your previous estimate. I used it on a really serious front main bearing oil leak (usually this sort of product won't work well on front main bearings) on my 23 year Mercedes with 166,000 miles.
I hope this helps,
Posted on Jan 19, 2011
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