1996 Porsche 911 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Porsche 911

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1996 Porsche 911 Problems

Failed Hood and Deck Lid Supports

The front hood and rear deck lid support struts may fail; replacement is required.

Engine Oil Leaks

Over time, the engine can leak oil at various locations. Early-production vehicles require engine disassembly and modification to resolve leaks at the cylinder heads, oil return tubes, valve covers, timing cover, chain housings, case through bolts, and lines to/from the oil cooler.

Targa top wind noise and water leaks
Wind noise at the front of the car and water leaks at the vent wing are typical problems on Targa models.

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1996 Porsche 911 Questions

clutch problem (1 answer)

Cannot shift into gear with engine running, will shift when engine is off. looked at the clutch fork,it moves when the clutch is depressed. put the car into gear and started engine, of course it move forware but could not shift back into neutral, had to shut engine off. the clutch slave unit was ...

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1996 Porsche 911 Recalls

Convertible Soft Top Opens In Error

The soft top catch lever may crack and fail, resulting in the top opening in error on its own. Free of charge, dealers will inspect the roof alignment and locking pins and replace both locking motors. Dealers will also improve the warning system that notifies drivers of an improperly closed roof while driving.

Recall 98V089001
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSSENGER VEHICLES. INADVERTENT DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIR BAG CAN OCCUR.
Recall 95V248000
THE INSIDE PIPES OF THE HEAT EXCHANGERS MIGHT BE SUBJECT TO CRACKING.

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