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Porsche 944, Coupe, Convertible
#115 of 124 Re: Honesty - thought you would like to know! [cogitojazz]
Jul 08, 2010 (6:23 am)
That is actually a pretty short list for a 944.
Jul 15, 2010 (6:42 am)
I just bought a 1984 porsche 944 from a used car lot. The car drove good for a week and then bam. I was pulling out of the drive way and started down the road, I made it through 2nd gear and pushed the clutch in to go into 3rd and the car back fired twice and shut off. I have not been able to crank it since then. It is getting fire to the wires and I looked through the peep hole and the timing belt is on still. How do i check the car further to get her running again.
#117 of 124 944 1985.5 cabin fan problem
Aug 14, 2010 (7:23 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 124 944-1986- will not engage in gear
Nov 18, 2010 (7:19 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 124 Re: 944-1986- will not engage in gear [red944]
Nov 18, 2010 (8:14 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 124 Re: 944-1986- will not engage in gear [todd82ta]
Nov 18, 2010 (11:34 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 124 Re: 944-1986- will not engage in gear [todd82ta]
Nov 18, 2010 (11:49 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 124 Re: 944-1986- will not engage in gear [todd82ta]
Jun 03, 2011 (12:30 am)
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 124 Re: Could someone advise me before repairing 944? [an84944]
Dec 28, 2012 (9:38 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 124 Re: Could someone advise me before repairing 944? [85944dh]
by claires HOST
Dec 28, 2012 (12:40 pm)
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