Porsche 944 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Porsche 944

Porsche 944 Problems

The driveshaft bearings on higher mileage vehicles may become noisy.

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

Due to a failed resistor pack, the HVAC fan may only operate on the high speed setting.

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Porsche 944 Questions

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

cant switch recirculation,

Please include detailed instructions about what other parts may have to be removed to access the heater control valve and how to keep coolant from spilling. Include video and/or photo links if possible. I know you just use a screwdriver to disconnect, but getting at it and preventing coolant leak...

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Porsche 944 Recalls

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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