1997 Porsche Boxster Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Porsche Boxster

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1997 Porsche Boxster Problems

Check Engine Light due to cam tensioner/timing issues

Cam tensioner/cam timing issues can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Alarm/remote entry problems due to accumulated water in electronic control units
Accumulated water in electronic control units can lead to various alarm and remote entry problems.
Check Engine Light Due to Internal Vacuum Leak at Oil Seperator

Various fuel trim and oxygen sensor limit fault codes can be traced to an internal vacuum leak at the oil separator.

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1997 Porsche Boxster Questions

oil separator?? (1 answer)

white smoke billows when starting - recedes after about 5 minutes, but is using/burning oil, about one quart per 100 miles - have been told it is the oil separator for sure - any coments, and, where is it located??

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Horn problems (1 answer)

I have an electrical short and my horn goes off when I step on the brake or open the door.

transmission rebuild (1 answer)

How do i rebuild a transmission for a 97 porsche boxster? Transmission is ZF5HP19. It is an automatic.

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1997 Porsche Boxster Recalls

Recall 03V004000
CERTAIN 2-DOOR CONVERTIBLE PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE TIPTRONIC (AUTOMATIC) TRANSMISSION MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH AN INCORRECTLY ADJUSTED KEY-LOCK-CABLE DOWN TO THE SHIFT SELECTOR. IF THE KEY-LOCK-CABLE IS NOT ADJUSTED CORRECTLY, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE IGNITION KEY WILL SNAG UPON B...
Recall 98V113000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE IGNITION SWITCH CAN CRACK AND CAUSE ELECTRICAL FAILURES.
Recall 98V112000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH TIPTRONIC TRANSMISSIONS. THE BEARING SLEEVES CAN SEIZE IN THE INTERMEDIATE SELECTOR LEVERS.

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1997 Porsche Boxster Reviews

IVE OWNED MY 97 BOXSTER FOR A LONG TIME I HAVE 80K AND IT RUNS GREAT. I HATE TO HEAR ALL THIS DISSATISFACTION WITH OTHER PORSCH OWNERS IF YOUR CAR FAILS YOU BRING IT TO A CERTIFIED DEALER, I HATE TO SEE PEOPLE WHO CAN'T AFFORD TO FIX THEM, DRIVE THEM, OF COURSE IF YOU DRIVE A PORSCHE WITH PROBLEMS THEY WONT GO AWAY ON ITS OWN. SO SAVE YOUR MONEY, TAKE IT TO A PORSCHE DEALER AND FIX YOUR PORSCHE...

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