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#117 of 126 944 1985.5 cabin fan problem
Aug 14, 2010 (6:23 am)
My cabin fan stops working every now and then. No speeds work, so don't think it is the resistor problem. Seems more like a short or loose wire. Seems to occur on hot days after driving the car and the engine compartment gets hot, too. I have had it happen only once that I can remember in the winter or cooler months. Sometimes going over a bump will cause it to come on slightly, then go off again. Leave the car in the garage over night and the fan works fine in the AM. I'm so far stumped. Any ideas of where to look for the problem. I called my old mechanic (we moved from OH to NC). He told me the blower motor might have an open short. I asked if there was a way to test the motor and he said, "No. You'll have to wait until it fails." Living in NC in 100 degree heat with out a/c is not an option. Can anyone help?
#118 of 126 944-1986- will not engage in gear
Nov 18, 2010 (6:19 am)
Hi- I have a 1986 with 59K miles. I recently had the clutch slave replaced. Car ran just fine for about 5 days. Then last nite while stopped at a light idling in neutral, when the lite turned green... put it into 1st and the car would not move. it was like I was still in neutral. That was the same for any gear....
#119 of 126 Re: 944-1986- will not engage in gear [red944]
Nov 18, 2010 (7:14 am)
Well, considering that you JUST had the clutch-slave cyl replaced, I would suspect that as possibly being the culprit. What is the fluid level like in the reservoir?
The clutch has a spring on the pedal for immediate return, so pedal feel wouldn't be too noticeable. Can you tell however if there feels like you're not really pushing anything? Most of the effort would be from the clutch master cyl though, so it might feel the same.
Check for any leaks near the slave cyl.. I would suspect this is likely the case.
#120 of 126 Re: 944-1986- will not engage in gear [todd82ta]
Nov 18, 2010 (10:34 am)
Thank-you very much for your reply. You are correct it is hard to tell if any different. Although there might have been a slight differnt feel. I had the car towed to my mechanic, who currently is out of town on personal business. I may take a ride there to check the fluid level. The level should be low whenchecking the master cylinder, correct?
#121 of 126 Re: 944-1986- will not engage in gear [todd82ta]
Nov 18, 2010 (10:49 am)
Hi-additional info... you can shift into the ngears but when you let the clutch out it is like you are still in neutral...
#122 of 126 Re: 944-1986- will not engage in gear [todd82ta]
Jun 02, 2011 (11:30 pm)
My son bought a 1984 Porsche 944 in December and about March a spring snapped off under his clutch pedal. We thought it was the clutch needing replaced but just found out from mechanic it is the slave cyl and the master cyl that are the culprits. He said its about $800 cheaper for the parts. Does anyone know about how much labor time is normally involved in these repairs?
#123 of 126 Re: Could someone advise me before repairing 944? [an84944]
Dec 28, 2012 (8:38 am)
Hello, I have been searching all over internet and this thread seems to be exactly what the problem I am having with my 85 944 and would be blessed if you could tell me what fixed your issue? I have put a brand new clutch system in car 2 years ago and now am having exact same issue as your thread describes? Thanks in advance for your response all is appreciated...
#124 of 126 Re: Could someone advise me before repairing 944? [85944dh]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Dec 28, 2012 (11:40 am)
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#125 of 126 Re: 84 Porsche 944 leaking water into cabin [todd82ta]
Jul 25, 2013 (9:39 am)
Hello Todd82ta, you mentioned a eurospec bumper??? As in the ROW front bumper? With the fog lights and tiny bumperettes? What color, and have you sold it?? I'd be interested if its in decent shape
#126 of 126 Re: 84 Porsche 944 leaking water into cabin [944guy]
Jul 25, 2013 (11:39 am)
Hi 944 guy... so... I've done a bit more research on this bumper since I last posted. The bumper is neither a European spec, OR an American spec. It is a special Middle-East spec bumper that I think was ONLY sold in Abu Dhabi, and Kuwait (or something like that). Essentially, it is a normal US spec bumper (made out of aluminum). It has the slots for the headlight washers, but instead of the large American bumper pads, it has smaller bumper pads, and has the fog-lamps built into the bumper like the European one does. It looks EXACTLY like a US one, but has European fog-lamps built in. I've confirmed this on several sites, Rennlist, and the owner of 944 Online. Somehow, one of those cars made it to the US, and I saw it in the junkyard. I've actually since sold my Porsche 944. My daughter was born, and I needed to get rid of some stuff. But I did still keep the bumper. It's sitting in my attic, and I plan to use it on my next 944 that I restore.