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3rd gear resistance when cold.

I drive my 2003 C4S year round and store in unheated garage. Recently I've found at cold start selecting 3rd is very tough. More notchy rather than grinding. Driving the car 5 mins helps and once car is up to temp shifting is perfect.  I've had the car checked by Porches dealer where they changed gear oil and did brake/clutch fluid with no difference.  Shift cables also checked and ok. Is this normal considering -10 to -18C?

What are your thoughts? Ideas on what it could be and how big a deal it is to correct?

996 Tiptronic Leaks

Are you aware that the gaskets for the Tail Housing and Transfer case that Porsche does not sell are available from IPT Performance Transmissions in New Jersey - 973-406-7000 talk to John Lombardo he is very helpful. Tell him Warren sent you. He also has a full rebuild kit. 

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shifting issue

My car just started having a hiccup in second gear just before going into third.  It happens both in manual Triptronic mode or auto.  It is almost like a hesitation for a second.  Anyone have any similar experience?  Would like some ideas before taking it to the mechanic.  Thanks in advance for an answer.

Rear Main Seal

just bought 1999 996 which provided receipt for IMS Bearing updated at 100000 miles with clutch and flywheel. I am now informed that Rear Mail Seal is leaking. Shouldn't that have been done when IMS was done? (it is not shown on receipt)


Manual shifter and cable replacement

I recently had the shifter cables replaced in my 911 because of a failure in the original cables.  The action of the shifter now does not have the spring sensation of bringing the shifter back to the netrual position between 3 & 4th gear. For example, when you shift from first to neutral, the shifter will stay in the 1-2 neutral position and not "spring" over to the 3-4 neutral as it normally would do; same when down shifting from 5 to 4, or 3.

Are there springs that should have been replaced?  What makes the shifter spring into the 3-4 neutral position?

Looking for a 02 Carrera mechanic 33896

I'm looking for a certified Porsche (2002) Carrera mechanic close to me.

My zip is 33896

Clutch and IMS service location


New member here! Thank you for having me!

I need a new clutch and would LIKE to have the IMS replaced. I have been in contact with Hennessy Porsche in Atlanta and they can do the clutch work, no issue there. They will NOT do anything to the IMS. Apparently it is a "hands off" approach from Porsche until there is a major issue... and then it is usually too late. I Just need some helpful input as to some reputable servie locatiosn that would offer quality clutch replacement and can and have experiance with IMS replacement. 


Mystery scraping noise

Momentary grating sound (like a shovel on a sidewalk or clearing upper throat) heard each time accelerating @ 25 mph after 15-20 min driving; subsequently, sound occurs in accelerating to 35-40 mph range after 30-40 min driving.  No hesitation in Tiptronic shift into 3rd or 4th when noise happens. 

Price range to replace clutch and flywheel for 2002 996?

Would love to hear what a price range would be to get club ch and flywheel replaced from dealer.

Can I remove the front transmission bracket of A 96.30 AWD tiptronic.

I used the AGA removal installation tool to remove the original mount then inserted the rennline replacement mount.  I got this mount in 3/4ths of the way in and its now stuck.  I noticed this bracket is srewed on the transmission housing and looked online for diagrams on this.  I found limited diagrams that showing the bolt that holds the yoke and 4 torx screws.  A better diagram is seen in the website for part number 996321056X showing bearings retaining clips and the drive gear with other bearing caps.


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