1996 Porsche 911 Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1996 Porsche 911 based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
Check Engine Light illumination and performance issues can be caused by oxygen sensor faults.
The accumulation of moisture at major connectors and control units can cause various ABS/PDAS faults due to corrosion.
The constant velocity (CV) boots and CV joints should be inspected at each service. Servicing the torn CV boots early can prevent the need to replace the CV half shaft or CV joint.
A normal operating clock may cause the airbag warning lamp to illuminate or a chronic dead battery.
The front hood and rear deck lid support struts may fail; replacement is required.
Engine issues related to valve guide wear are common. Oil consumption, smoking at first startup, and valve train noise are all symptomatic of loose guides and worn valve stems. The valve train is complex and should be thoroughly inspected if a problem arises.
Various repairs and adjustments to the drive mechanism (including cables) are commonly needed on the Cabriolet tops.
Ports and passages for secondary air flow can clog at the cylinder head/cam housing area. Partial engine disassembly may be required to fix the problem.
If engine misfiring, rough running, or fuel consumption issues are not resolved quickly, the catalytic converter can overheat and fail.