1997 Porsche Boxster Repair and Maintenance

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

1997 Porsche Boxster Problems

Various Faults Due to Intenal Leak at the Oil Seperator

Smoke, oil consumption, and fuel trim issues with various fault codes can be traced to an internal leak at the oil separator.

Power Windows Won't Lower Due to Failing Cabriolet Top/Door Handle Micro Switch

The power windows not lowering when the Cabriolet top latch and/or door handle is operated or lowering unexpectedly while driving can be caused by a failing Cabriolet top or door handle micro switch. Diagnoses will be required to determine which switch is at fault and will require replacement.

Electrical Portion of Ignition Switch May Become Erratic or Fail

If the vehicle cannot return to run position after start or if the interior fan is not getting power, it may be the electrical portion of the ignition switch has become erratic or has failed. The entire switch assembly should be replaced.

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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??

gdaddy38

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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