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Porsche 911 996 (1997 – 2006) – Service Schedule

Carrera, Carrera S, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa, Turbo

Porsche 911 996 (1997 - 2006) – Service Schedule

1997-2006 Porsche 911 (996) Carrera, Carrera S, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa, Turbo Service Schedule

This maintenance service schedule checklist is ONLY for the following Porsche models and years:

  • 1997 to 2006 Porsche 911 (996) Carrera, 4, S, 4S, Targa and Turbo – years 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006

Yearly maintenance intended for vehicles driven less than 9000 miles per year.

  • No oil change is required for this service. However, an oil and filter change is required at least every 2 years for vehicles not receiving a scheduled major maintenance. Yearly maintenance for vehicles driven more than 9000 miles per year, wait and perform the 15,000 mile maintenance at the scheduled mileage interval.
  • Diagnosis system: Read out fault memory
  • Underside of vehicle & engine compartment: Visual inspection for leaks (oils & fluids) & chafing (wires, lines & hoses)
  • Check that the underbody paneling is securely fastened – replace any damaged and/or missing panels
  • Radiators and air inlets: Visual inspection for external debris and blockage
  • Power-assisted steering: Check fluid level
  • Engine: Check oil level
  • Brake hoses and lines: Visual inspection for signs of damage, correct routing and corrosion
  • Brake fluid: Check level
  • Steering gear: Visual inspection of the bellows for signs of damage
  • Tie rod ends: Check play and dust boots
  • Axle joints: Check play, visual inspection of the dust boots for signs of damage
  • Drive shafts: Visual inspection of the boots for leaks and signs of damage
  • Tires and spare wheel: Check condition and tire pressure
  • Check firewall and cabrio section body drains for debris
  • Vehicle lights: Check operation. All headlights: Check alignment
  • Horn: Check operation
  • All other electrical equipment as well as indicator and warning lights: Check operation

Minor maintenance at 15 000, 45 000, 75 000, 105 000 miles etc. / 24 000, 72 000, 120 000, 168 000 km etc.

  • Change engine oil: (oil filter change is not required)
  • Air Filter: Check the air filter condition, and if necessary, replace
  • Diagnosis system: Read out fault memory
  • Underside of vehicle & engine compartment: Visual inspection for leaks (oils & fluids) & chafing (wires, lines & hoses)
  • Check that the underbody paneling is securely fastened – replace any damaged and/or missing panels
  • Power-assisted steering: Check fluid level
  • Coolant hoses: Check condition. Radiators and air inlets: Visual inspection for external debris and blockage
  • Coolant: Check level and antifreeze protection level
  • Pollen filter: Replace filter element
  • Brake hoses and lines: Visual inspection for signs of damage, correct routing and corrosion
  • Brake fluid: Check level
  • Drive shafts: Visual inspection of the boots for leaks and signs of damage
  • Tires and spare wheel: Check condition and tire pressure
  • Check firewall and cabrio section body drains for debris
  • Door locks, lid locks & safety hook of the front lid: Check to ensure that they are adjusted and function properly
  • Check inner release of front luggage compartment on 2002-on vehicles
  • Vehicle lights: Check operation
  • All headlights: Check alignment
  • Horn: Check operation
  • Windshield washer, headlight washer: Check fluid level, nozzle settings, and antifreeze protection level
  • All other electrical equipment as well as indicator and warning lights: Check operation

Major maintenance at 30 000, 60 000, 90 000, 120 000 miles etc. / 48 000, 96 000, 144 000, 192 000 km etc.

  • Change engine oil and oil filter
  • Replace spark plugs: Only On 911 (996) up to 2000 and 911 Turbo 2001 (For 2001-up 911 (996) see 60 000 mile schedule)
  • Air filter: Replace filter element
  • Diagnosis system: Read out fault memory
  • Polyrib belt: Check condition
  • Underside of vehicle & engine compartment: Visual inspection for leaks (oils & fluids) & chafing (wires, lines & hoses)
  • Check that the underbody paneling is securely fastened – replace any damaged and/or missing panels
  • Coolant hoses: Check condition. Radiators and air inlets: Visual inspection for external debris and blockage
  • Coolant: Check level and antifreeze
  • Pollen filter: Replace filter element
  • Fuel system: Visual inspection for damage, correct routing and firm seating of the line connections
  • Power-assisted steering: Check fluid level
  • Parking brake: Check free play of the parking brake lever
  • Brake system: Visual inspection of the brake pads and brake discs for signs of wear
  • Brake hoses and lines: Visual inspection for damage, correct routing and corrosion
  • Brake fluid: Check level
  • Clutch: Check play or final position of pedal
  • Throttle actuation: Check smoothness of operation, full-throttle position with the tester
  • Steering gear: Visual inspection of the bellows for signs of damage
  • Tie rod ends: Check play and dust boots
  • Axle joints: Check play, visual inspection of the dust boots for signs of damage
  • Check tightness on the front and rear suspension adjustment points
  • Drive shafts: Visual inspection of the boots for leaks and signs of damage
  • Exhaust system: Visual inspection for leaks and signs of damage, check mounts
  • Tires and spare wheel: Check condition and tire pressure
  • Check firewall and cabrio section body drains for debris
  • Door locks, lid locks & safety hook of the front lid: Check to ensure that they are adjusted and function properly
  • Seat belts: Check operation and condition
  • Vehicle lights: Check operation. All headlights: Check alignment
  • Horn: Check operation
  • Windshield washer, headlight washer: Check fluid level & nozzle settings, make sure to check the antifreeze during winter months
  • All other electrical equipment as well as indicator and warning lights: Check operation

Additional maintenance every 60 000 miles / 96 000 km

  • Replace spark plugs: 2001 911 (996) (earlier 911 (996) and Turbo see 30 000 mile schedule)
  • Replace Polyrib belt
  • Fuel Filter: Replace filter

Additional maintenance every 90 000 miles / 144 000 km

  • Manual transmission: Change oil
  • Automatic transmission: Change ATF and ATF-filter
  • Differential: Change oil (includes front differential if equipped)

Maintenance every 2 years

  • Change brake fluid (only use Genuine Porsche Brake Fluid)
  • Change engine oil and filter (on low mileage vehicle that have not received a scheduled major maintenance)

Maintenance after 4, 8 and 10 years, thereafter every 2 years

  • Check airbag system
  • Check rollover protection system (if equipped)

During road test:

  • Check operation of remote control, front seats, foot brake & parking brake (also operating travel), engine, clutch, steering, transmission, ParkAssist, automatic speed control, TC/PSM switches, heater, air-conditioning system & instruments.
  • Visual inspect for leaks (oils and other fluids)
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