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Porsche 944 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Porsche 944

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Porsche 944 is between $853 and $1043 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Porsche Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1990 Porsche 944
Timing Belt Replacement
$414 - $537
1990 Porsche 944 Location: Both Sides
Shock Absorber Replacement - Rear
$240 - $833
1990 Porsche 944 Quantity: Both
Strut/Shock Absorber Replacement - Front
$812 - $956
1990 Porsche 944 Quantity: Both
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
$504 - $587
1990 Porsche 944 Service Detail: Upper & Lower, Both
Radiator Hose Replacement
$225 - $349

Porsche 944 Problems

Driveshaft Bearings May Become Noisy

The driveshaft bearings on higher mileage vehicles may become noisy.

Timing belt damage due to oil leaks

Engine oil leaks at the cam housing, balance shaft, cam shaft, and oil pump should be repaired quickly. The timing belt can become oily and deteriorate if leaks are not repaired.

Erratic Interior Temperature Due to Broken Link at Servo Motor

Due to a broken plastic link at the servo motor for the heater control flap, the interior temperature can become wildly erratic.

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Porsche 944 Questions

87 944 s cooling fan stays on forever, after ignition is off kills the battery. (1 answer)

I took the existing cooling fan relay apart.check the contacts .reinstalled it.and the fan wasn't cooling after I turn the car off running hot.hopefull thinking I bought a new relay.and the problem was the same, stayed on forever and drained the battery.
Regards first Porsche.

Why is my new battery being drained while the car is not running? (1 answer)

I had a new battery installed on the 944s porsche and a week later I needed a jump start because the battery drained.

My 1986 PORSCHE has R12 can I add 134a into the system or do I need to vacuate? (1 answer)

I have guages and am mechanical inclined, do I need to evacuate the system or can I add the 134a with the R12?

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Porsche 944 Recalls

Recall 94V088000
THE PLASTIC COWL COVER WAS NOT SEALED TO THE BODY AT THE BASE OF THE WINDSHIELD. WATER CAN LEAK AND REACH THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR, CAUSING INTERNAL CORROSION AND FAILURE OF THE WIPER MOTOR.

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Porsche 944 Reviews

This car is my favorite porsche. It is a true time capsule! These cars are for sale at as low as $2,000 for a nice one! If you are looking for a reliable daily driver porsche, get a 944!
As an affordable entry into owning a Porsche this has been a great car.Parts are pretty affordable ,a little tricky to work on.but basic stuff like brakes and oil change no problem ,if your set up.I am at 145,00 miles now , after nearly 80,000 of ownership.No real failures at all.Replaced timing belt twice as needed and replaced the water pump once.Brakes are really good , replaced pads & rotor...

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