Q: Car won't go into gear ocassionally, 1990 Porsche 944

asked by on

Ocassionally, after starting the car, I'm not able to put it in gear. Other times, the car runs normally. When I start it and put in reverse, it would start moving with the clutch depressed. However, the car wouldn't go forward when I start it and put into first gear. I already had the system bled. I had the master and slave hydraulics replaced. What do you recommend I should do?

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1990 Porsche 944. A severely worn clutch will cause slippage and the vehicle will not move. Another common concern is the linkage between the shifter and transmission assembly. The cable and the clutch assembly should be looked at also. If you want to have this looked at, a certified professional, such as one from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose the shifting issue and let you know what needs repair.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car won't go into gear ocassionally, 1990 Porsche 944

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Body throttle wont accelerate when pedal is pressed, car starts at very low idle

It is possible that the idle speed is out of adjustment. Many vehicles from the 1980s have adjustable idle speeds to improve power or fuel economy. I would recommend having the idle speed adjusted to the factory specifications by a...

Q: My truck will turn over but wont start. Its making a clicking noise and then shuts off, what should i do to fix it?

Hi there. Check the fuel pump relay and see if the relay has failed. If the relay is working fine, then check the fuel pump and see if its coming on when you turn on the key. If you are...

Q: Truck shakes when accelerating from a stop.

Hey there. This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor or potentially low fuel pressure. The mass air flow sensor monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...