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Porsche 911 Carrera
(Type 996) Service Manual:
1999, 2000, 2001,
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.
1,040 pages
1,477 full color photos and illustrations
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-1710-7
Price: $219.95

Porsche Type 996 Repair Information: 1999-2005

Silver award winner for Book Writing: Technical, How-To-Do-It at the 22nd International Automotive Media Competition

The full-color Porsche 911 Carrera (Type 996) Service Manual: 1999-2005 is a comprehensive source of service information and specifications for Porsche 911 (Type 996) Coupe, Targa and Convertible models from 1999 to 2005. The aim throughout this manual has been simplicity and clarity, with practical explanations, step-by-step procedures and useful specifications. Whether you're a professional or a do-it-yourself Porsche owner, this manual will help you understand, care for and repair your Porsche.

Click here to view an excerpt from this manual:
Exterior Lights 94-11
Headlight assembly, removing and installing

Although the do-it-yourself Porsche owner will find this manual indispensable as a source of detailed maintenance and repair information, the Porsche owner who has no intention of working on his or her car will find that reading and owning this manual makes it possible to discuss repairs more intelligently with a professional technician.

Models covered:

  • 1999-2005 911 Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S

Engines covered:

  • 1999-2001: 3.4 liter (M96.01, M96.02, M96.04)
  • 2002-2005: 3.6 liter (M96.03)

Transmissions covered:

  • G96 (6-speed manual)
  • A96 (5-speed automatic)

Important technical coverage note

Technical highlights:

  • Full-color repair manual pages (black and white electrical section).
  • Maintenance procedures for everything from flushing front and rear differential fluids to replacing the interior ventilation microfilter. This manual tells you what to do and when to do it.
  • Step-by-step engine and cylinder head removal and installation.
  • Cooling system filling and bleeding, coolant pump replacement and engine cooling fan and radiator service.
  • Fuel injection and ignition system service, including explanation of different Bosch DME engine management systems.
  • Clutch, flywheel and rear main seal service.
  • Front and rear drive train service, including front (C4) and rear differential service.
  • Brakes, steering, suspension and ABS maintenance, troubleshooting and repair.
  • Heating and air-conditioning repair, including A/C component replacement.
  • Body adjustments and repairs.
  • Convertible top service, including convertible top hydraulic motor and microswitch replacement and a diagnostic fault code table.
  • Electrical system service, with an easy-to-use illustrated component locator section.
  • Wiring schematics for selected models, with power distribution, grounds, convertible top and other hard to find circuits.

Additional technical content

For additional technical content for Porsche 911 (996) models, visit our online technical library by clicking below.

Online Technical Library
Porsche 911 MY 1998 - 2005 (996)

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Watch short technical videos for the Porsche 911 (996), inluding this one on how to replace the drive (serpentine) belt.
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Bentley technical editors removing drive belt prior to servicing a 3.6 liter Carrera coupe.
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19 Cooling System
Cooling system service, including tips on things to look out for that can lead to costly engine damage.
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15 Cylinder Head
Intermediate shaft (IMS) bearing replacement.
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46 Brakes-Mechanical
Step-by-step brake pad, pad sensor and rotor replacement.
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55 Trunk Lid, Engine Hood
Diagnosis and repair information for the power rear spoiler.
Porsche 911 (996) Manual 1999-2005
Porsche 911 (996) Manual 1999-2005
Wholesale Case Quantity: 5
BSIN: P905
ISBN: 0-8376-1710-3 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1710-7 (ISBN-13)
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