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Old 05-15-2014, 02:55 PM   #1
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1998 Boxster Transmission Problem (tiptronic)

I got my 1998 Boxster tiptronic transmission checked because the gears weren't shifting properly and it would jerk once the gears did change. Also at cruising speeds (35-45 mph) the transmission would flair causing my revs to bounce up and down. Turns out I need the clutch plates to be replaced and luckily there is nothing broken. However, the job to fix it is going to cost over $3,000 and I need some advice (vehicle has over 142,000 miles on it).

1. Is there a recommended shop in LA or Orange County where I can get it repaired for a good price?

2. Are there any used transmissions that are compatible with my Boxster? (BMW or VW?) If so, is that the better route to take? To get another transmission installed or repair my current one?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:13 PM   #2
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You have a common transmission that is used in many cars. it technically a called a ZF 5HP19

The hard part is the name plate PORSCHE and the work required to remove the transmission.


Call around and find out who does these trans well. With a transmission this widely used it should not be hard.



ZF 5HP19 transmission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

BMW — longitudinal engine, rear wheel drive

2001–2003 BMW E46 330Ci M54/B30
2001–2003 BMW E46 330i M54/B30
2000–2003 BMW E46 320i M52tu/B20
2000– BMW E46 323Ci
2000– BMW E46 323i
2000– BMW E46 328i
2000– BMW E38 728i
2001–2003 BMW E46 325Ci M54/B25
2001–2003 BMW E46 325i M54/B25
2001–2003 BMW E39 525i M54/B25
2001–2002 BMW E39 530i M54/B30
2002–2003 BMW Z4 2.5i
2002–2003 BMW Z4 3.0i
5HP19FL[edit]
Porsche — longitudinal engine transaxle

1996–2003 Porsche Boxster 986 2.5 and 2.7 6-cyl
1999–2003 Porsche Boxster S 986 3.2
Volkswagen Group — longitudinal engine transaxle, front-wheel drive

1996–2001 Audi A4 (B5) 2.8 V6
1997–2003 Audi A4 (B5) 1.8T
1997–1999 Audi A8 (D2) 3.7 V8
1998–2001 Audi A6 (C5) 2.8 V6
1998–2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T
1998–2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8 V6
1998–2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8 V6
2003– Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8T
2004-2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0 TDI [ZF 1058 030106, VW GMR], [A73 Torque Converter]
5HP19FLA[edit]
Volkswagen Group — longitudinal engine, transaxle permanent four-wheel drive

1996–2001 Audi A4 (B5) 2.8 V6 quattro
1997–2001 Audi S4 (B5) 2.7 V6 'biturbo' quattro
1997–2003 Audi A4 (B5) and Audi A4 (B6) 1.8 T quattro
1998–2001 Audi A6 (C5) 2.8 V6 quattro
2000–2003 Audi A6 2.7 V6 biturbo quattro
2000–2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 4motion 2.8 V6
2000–2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX V6 4motion 2.8 V6
2004-2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4motion 1.8T
2001–2003 Audi allroad quattro 2.7 V6 biturbo
2002–2003 Audi A4 (B6) 3.0 V6 quattro
2002–2003 Audi A6 (C5) 3.0 V6 quattro
2002–2003 Volkswagen Passat 4.0 W8 4motion
5HP19HL[edit]
Porsche — longitudinal engine rear engine transaxle

1998–2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 996 3.4
2002–2003 Porsche 911 Targa 996 3.4
5HP19HLA[edit]
Porsche — longitudinal engine rear engine transaxle

1999–2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 996 3.4
1999–2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 996 3.4
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:02 PM   #3
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Thank you so much! This was really helpful and now I will search for some replacements. I will keep everyone posted on what happens.
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