The Porsche 997 Series, manufactured from 2005 to 2012, is the most popular member of the already world-renowned 911 line, Porsche’s flagship car. Featuring a direct injection system, and a PDK—or “Dual Clutch”—transmission, the 997 blew away consumers and critics, and is undoubtedly the best-selling 911 in the model’s illustrious history. Owners of the 997 report several common problems, including:
IMS Problems: There is very little indication that the IMS system is failing, but when it goes, you might need to rebuild your entire engine.
RMS Problems: The RMS is a seal that helps keep all the car’s oil and lubrication where it should be. If you see any amount of oil on the transmission, the flywheel, or the ground beneath the car, you might be dealing with a cracked seal.
Window Closing Problems: The windows go part of the way up, stop, and then return down, sometimes in unfortunate weather. It could be a worn sensor, or it could be a problem with the window regulator.
Ignition Coil Problems: Dropped sparks from the ignition coil can lead to jerky idling and running of the car’s engine.
High-Pressure Fuel Pump Failure: The car suddenly loses all power and sends you a message: “reduced engine power.” You very well might be looking at a new High-Pressure Fuel Pump.
All of these issues and more can easily be addressed and taken care of by your nearby Porsche repair expert. Taking your 997 in to the shop at the first sign of any problems can lead to a much longer life for your car, and it will also keep you and your passengers safe.
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