Main keys difficult to remove, could this be a major problem? Also, have oil ooze, not a leak. Seller has said this common with Porsche. True?

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Asked by Sep 17, 2015 at 11:55 AM about the 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Difficulty occurs when car is cool or warm. Eventually does come out but I fear
the dayof being stuck in parking lot.

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113,495

Copy and paste...http://www.wikihow.com/Fix-an-Ignition-Key-That-Doesn't-Turn

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113,495

Oil leaks were common on the older 911, I don't think your year was....

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Not a leak.

113,495

Ok, then you are good, hope the information help....

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Tried the silicone on keys and they were coming out but still difficult. Now cannot get key into ignition. Ignition seems to be frozen.

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113,495

You may need a new ignition, tried a simple fix but...

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My car fanatic neighbor came over and pumped the silicone in and things are working now. Thanks for your consideration and assistance. It's a great little car with under 17k miles.

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My 996 begin with difficulty removing the key. And, I was not stuck in a parking lot. The key was stuck in the ignition. In a parking lot. So, you probably won't get stranded. Best to have the ignition replaced, around 500 bucks, depending on the shop. And, yes 911's do ooze and sweat oil. Newer models, you don't want to see drops on the ground. Oil drops on ground prior to 993, very common.

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Thank you. Yes key in best situation. Now the AC does not come on and the headlights are very dim. Am in process to schedule ignition replacement.

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Does AC blow any air? If nothing works check for fuse. And, check that belt is still on AC unit. How many miles on the car?

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No air blowing. Don't know anything about duse location or belt. Has almost 17k miles.

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Found fuse box and schematic. There are several AC mentions but numbers do not match exactly schematic to fuse. And, unable to tell if there are any with melted metal.

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Checked one AC fuse. No melted metal. Turning key too far right shuts down AC and headlights. Will be able to live with that. Will use less left hand strength. Believe problem solved for now.

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Use an Ohm meter to verify fuses. Takes the guess work out of the equation.

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Your car is an 2001 with only 17K miles?

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Thx

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Yep. Had 12k when I bought it last September.

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You can replace the ignition yourself in about 20 mins. The part is very cheap and common to Audi VAG. Pelican Parts sells it, but my local NAPA had one in stock for $12. Just google Porsche 996 ignition replacement DIY and you'll get a lot of hits for tutorials how to do it. The replacement fixes a lot of issues with electrical systems and keys getting stuck. Don't have any unnecessary weight on your key chain. I just have the car key and a single house key.

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