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I had an 83 944 that had sort of the same problem. It took me a while to find the problem, but after throwing parts at it I finally found the problem. The return fuel pressure regulator was stuck open. I'm not saying this is your problem, but it could be. The easy way to check is by clamping off the return fuel line while you are cranking the car, then release it after it starts. The 2 year old gas doesn't help much either. You can do this regulator check with just a clamp. I've owned several 944's and I would suggest you look at 85 1/2 and newer cars. These newer models are much more reliable as far as the electrics go and the interior is much nicer. The $1,200 sounds good but I've seen newer ones for $1,500 that might need the same work that you'll end up doing to this car. That is if your looking for a project car. I actually paid $2000 for my current 88 944s. It needed work but it wasn't a POS. Just my opinion, Robert
No, nothing. No noise, no crank, no action from the starter.....nothing.........We jumpered the starter and it kicked in but did not crank the car. The fly wheel looks great. The teeth are in perfect condition. We have blown a fuse now.....When we ran a jumper on the DME it blew a fuse and it also blew yet another relay....still trying to remember which one. My notes for which one is in the car and I am at work....so I will look and post it later...But now we have no crank, and 2 relays blown and a 30 amp fuse blown. thanks again for all your help.... Have you tried to turn the engine over by hand at the front crank pulley? When you said that the starter was jumpered and the engine didn't turn over but did engage, it sounds like something is locked up. Was the car outside during the winter? It could be possible that something froze and cracked. Just an idea. I live in TN., and have owned 4 944s and worked on all of them. If you are close then i would be willing to come look at it.
16(1983 944), 23(1986 944), 24(1987 944S), 25(1967 912), 32( 1988 944S and 1999 Boxster)
Just wondering did you get the car off of ebay? I believe the one that I saw was burgundy exterior with burgundy interior. If so I actually posted a remark to the seller that the engine was not an S engine. His response was he knew that the engine was not an S but the vin showed that the car was an S model. He should of disclosed this to you before the sell.
Thanks guys - don't suppose there's any info/photos on how to get to the belt? Remove the carpet and then the panel behind the seats. You just need a screwdriver and a 10 metric wrench. Sergiu Here is a picture of the access panel behind the seat carpet. I can't seem to get the picture to show up. However I just happen to have the cover off and can take pictures tomorrow evening when I'm back in town. Just let me know what you need.
Thanks guys - don't suppose there's any info/photos on how to get to the belt? Remove the carpet and then the panel behind the seats. You just need a screwdriver and a 10 metric wrench. Sergiu Here is a picture of the access panel behind the seat carpet.
Recently purchased a 99 Boxster one owner, 5 speed with 106k. Really good price = expected problems. CEL was on when I bought the car and these were the codes: 0300,0304,0305,0306, and 1324. After searching here and a few other forums I came to the conclusion that the issue was in the variocam tensioner. I was hoping that is was the solenoid due to this was the easier of my options, however I expected it was the chain guides. It ended up being the guides on the 4-6 side had worn all the way through and the chain had been riding on the metal of the tensioner, also the chain had jumped one tooth. Tensioner replaced along with guides and chain, went ahead and did the 1-3 side which the chain was about to work it's way through the guide too. Also did some other PM work while I was at it: spark plugs, tubes and seals, water pump, thermostat, blah.. blah.. blah.. Needless to say I replaced allot of things that have nothing to do with this post. I got the car all back together yesterday and started it for the first time. Everything sounded good until I backed the car out of the garage and saw the puddle of oil. Apparently the oil pressure is forcing one of the green cam plugs out of the cover( all the green caps are new). This is only happening on 1 cap and it's on the 1-3 intake side. The pressure seems to be so strong that I can hardly hold it in by hand. My only thoughts is that some how I got some sealant where it didn't belong while reassembling the cam cover. It is a tight work area with the engine in the car so this is likely. Has anyone seen anything like this before. I greatly appreciate any responses.