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Porsche Boxster, Boxster S (986)
Service Manual:
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000,
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

2.5 Liter, 2.7 Liter, 3.2 Liter Engines

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.
672 pages
909 photos, illustrations and diagrams
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-1645-2
Price: $109.95

Porsche Boxster, Boxster S Repair Information: 1997-2004

The Porsche Boxster Service Manual: 1997-2004 covers the 1997 through 2004 model year Boxster and Boxster S. Bentley repair manuals provide the highest level of clarity and comprehensiveness for service and repair procedures. If you're looking for better understanding of your Boxster, look no further than Bentley.

Engines covered in this Porsche repair manual:
  • 1997-1999 Porsche Boxster: 2.5 liter (M96/20)
  • 2000-2004 Porsche Boxster: 2.7 liter (M96/22, M96/23)
  • 2000-2004 Porsche Boxster S: 3.2 liter (M96/21, M96/24)
Manual transmissions covered:

(remove, install, external service)

  • Porsche Boxster: 5-speed (G86/00 and G86/01)
  • Porsche Boxster S: 6-speed (G86/20)
Automatic transmissions covered:

(remove, install, external service)

  • 1997-1999 Porsche Boxster: A86/00
  • 2000-2004 Porsche Boxster: A86/05
  • 2000-2004 Porsche Boxster S: A86/20
Technical highlights
  • Maintenance procedures from changing the oil to replacing the interior ventilation microfilter. This manual tells you what to do and how and when to do it.
  • Step-by-step engine removal and installation and cylinder head cover service.
  • Cooling system filling and bleeding, coolant pump replacement and engine cooling fan and radiator service.
  • Fuel injection and ignition system service, including explanation of three different Bosch DME engine management systems.
  • Clutch, flywheel and rear main seal 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 repairs and adjustments, including convertible top motor, drive cables and transmissions service.
  • Electrical system service, with an easy-to-use illustrated component locator section.
  • Wiring schematics for selected models, including power distribution, grounds, convertible top and other hard to find circuits.

Additional technical content

For additional technical content for model year 2000 through 2004 Porsche Boxsters, visit our online technical library by clicking below.

Online Technical Library
Porsche Boxster MY 1997-2005 (986)

Publishing note: Prior to September 2010, this book was published in a softcover edition (ISBN 978-0-8376-1333-8)

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2001 Porsche Boxster S
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Porsche Boxster transmission removal
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46 Brakes - Mechanical
Step-by-step brake pad and rotor replacement.
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24 Fuel Injection
Fuel injector service for Bosch DME M5.2.2, ME 7.2, ME 7.8.
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61 Convertible Top
Diagnosis and repair information for the power convertible top.
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97 Fuses, Relays, Component Locations
Find fuses, relays and grounds using an extensive electrical component locator.
Porsche Boxster 1997-2004 Serv Man
Porsche Boxster 1997-2004 Serv Man
Wholesale Case Quantity: 5
BSIN: PB04
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1645-2 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1645-2 (ISBN-13)
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