1998 Porsche 911 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Porsche 911

1998 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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1998 Porsche 911 Questions

Autozone diagnosed these need replacing (2 answers)

Can the old ones be gutted out?

Convertible Top Control Unit (1 answer)

How do you replace the ECU for the convertible top?

Air filter change (1 answer)

Where is the air filter located and how is it changed?

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1998 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 98E005000
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 PROBLE...

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