Wind noise at the front of the car and water leaks at the vent wing are typical problems on Targa models.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Porsche 911
1997 Porsche 911
1997 Porsche 911 Problems
Check Engine Light illumination and performance issues can be caused by oxygen sensor faults.
The brake warning display and warning gong can activate, typically after the first start of the day. The warning light/gong might stop after idling for a short time. This fault is usually caused by low stored hydraulic pressure due to a failed high pressure accumulator.
An external fluid leak may develop at the pressure switch; fluid will be evident in the trunk and the reservoir level will drop.
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.
1997 Porsche 911 Recalls (Recent)
Summary: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: CHILD SEATING SYSTEM AIR BAG DEACTIVATION KIT FOR USE ON 1997-1998 911 CARRERA S, CARRERA 4, CARRERA 4S, AND TURBO (1997 MODEL ONLY), PART NO. 993 803 283 00, AND 1997-1998 BOXSTER MODEL VEHICLES, PART NOS. 996 803 283 00 AND 996 803 083 00. DUE TO A MANUFACTURING PROBLEM, THE CONTACT BUCKLE (WHICH IS PART OF THE KIT) DOES NOT DEACTIVATE THE AIR BAG(S).Learn more »
1997 Porsche 911 Questions and Answers
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The battery in my '97 911 is dead and hood release won't open hood.
Drivers front power seat was moved back and know inner track will not move checked for any thing blocking track, nothing blocking. Outer track works fine. I am unable to remove seat to fix, unabl...
Can't find the Auto transmission leve to check transmission oil level