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Old 01-27-2016, 06:52 PM
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After a few hundred miles after the clutch slave replacement and accumulator, the gears are having a hard time getting into gear. Before I talk to my mechanic, I wanted to get a good idea what it might be so I know if he really knows what's he's talking about. Thinking maybe it needs to be bleed again, but not sure. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:50 PM
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Bleed it again.
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:42 PM
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Agree re-bleed, not that I think it is the issue but when was the trans fluid last changed.
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My mechanic bleed again with no change. After a few miles the shift gets harder to shift. How possible is the new clutch slave or accumulator is bad? Any other insights on what it could be?
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The flex hose that connects the body to slave might be damaged (crimped connector or brass fitting)

Or the Accumulator Oring is damaged when installed. If it is not tightened enough, you will get these failures.
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Curious what does the mechanic that did the work say? I would replace the slave again but I think its the clutch or shift linkage issue. The mechanic that did the work should be the one to figure it out. I see Kevin gave you some more experienced advice I would follow that.
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:04 PM
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Looks like I gambled and let my mechanic that worked on my other BMW/Benz/Sierra truck do the repair. Every time he takes it out for a test drive, he says that he don't feel the hard shift. Didn't know metal on metal was normal, . I feel it from start up and gets worse as I drive it a few miles. He's a old timer that doesn't want to listen to suggestions from a non-mechanic or ego to big. He's a nice guy, just maybe Porsche's not his specialty. Was thinking to take to Sharkwerks, Porsche of Fremont(dealer), or a new shop that just popped up in my city called Trackspec Autosports. Anyone tried either?

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Old 02-03-2016, 07:10 PM
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Agree take it somewhere else and I wouldn't keep driving it= could cause real damage.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:17 PM
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Some updates, took my car to Trackspec Autosports. They do all the overflows from Sharkwerks and a PCA member. They have another 996TT and a 997 GT3 RS in the shop, plus great reviews on Yelp, so that leads me to believe they know their Pcars. Looks like they started out as a Lotus and BMW/Benz specialist. Mechanic says clutch is working fine, so suggested a transmission oil change. After the change, shifting seem better, but shift is not 100% smooth. I've had a 996TT before, but many years ago and I've barely driven my current car so I don't remember if the shifter is a bit clunky. Is that normal? I was thinking that I'm getting older and normal things are getting harder to do, like shifting LOL.

Forgot to ad they replaced a crack front left radiator.
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