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Vicodin113
10-20-2006, 02:28 PM
Theres one up for sale for for 1500 but has a transmision problem.

"only problem car only goes into 1,3,5 gears,but ive still driven daily this way with no other problems "


How much would a new/used like junk yard transmision cost for this? Just an estimate? And how hard is this to do? Ive done minimual work on cars but willing to try.

Vicodin113
10-20-2006, 02:32 PM
http://b.im.craigslist.org/GS/6f/uT5CuWKF8VVhgTcV2DumSWtfr5Rl.jpg

http://a.im.craigslist.org/zD/Os/R90StTwfhYxsJuboOFJs97J9sjn3.jpg

1500 bucks... but with that tranny problem... is it worth it?

Vicodin113
10-20-2006, 02:49 PM
Theres not even anyone in the section of ca.com (performance and repair) not even a guest!

pitbull12888
10-20-2006, 03:27 PM
umm i doubt your goin to find 1 of them in a junk yard. you could prolly buy 1 off ebay or somethin for about $300-400 for a used 1. and it shouldnt be too hard to take out if its like every other trans, all u need to do is drop the crossmember holdin it up and unbolt it from the engine and unhook the linkage.. its a pretty easy job to do.

pitbull12888
10-20-2006, 03:29 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/84-Porsche-944-Used-Automatic-Transmission_W0QQitemZ7988053641QQihZ019QQcategory Z33727QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

that 1 is 700 , i guess its a little more expensive.

Vicodin113
10-20-2006, 03:37 PM
Think its worth it for that price? Looks pretty decent to me (the car)

pitbull12888
10-20-2006, 04:56 PM
ya if ya got the money to spend on it. It looks pretty good to me 2. Look real nice if you threw a paintjob and some cheap rims. id paint it black and powdercoat them rims if it was me.. it would look nice!

Vicodin113
10-20-2006, 07:18 PM
hm

andar
10-20-2006, 07:22 PM
my friend just totaled his 944, i can ask him if he still owns it, and if he does, i bet he'd sell the transmission

(transmission not totaled, he was t-boned)

pitbull12888
10-20-2006, 07:25 PM
dude if u get a list from mechanic its gonan be about 10 g's cuz they'll want to fix the whole car havin problems... thats y u fix stuff yourself, u havent ever heard of people bein ripped off?

Twistid
10-20-2006, 07:30 PM
dude if u get a list from mechanic its gonan be about 10 g's cuz they'll want to fix the whole car havin problems... thats y u fix stuff yourself, u havent ever heard of people bein ripped off?

dude thats why you find out whats wrong then do the work yourself

pitbull12888
10-20-2006, 07:32 PM
there still goin to try to hassle you into buyin alot more than wut u need, unless its a honest small time shop or somethin if the part isnt 100% u need a new 1

Vicodin113
10-20-2006, 07:35 PM
Idk he wont take 1k in cash. Im not sure about 1500 I was banking on him taking 1k-1250 in cash but he wont even tho its been for sale for 4 months

Twistid
10-20-2006, 07:38 PM
did you actually approach him and show him the 1g in cash? its hard to turn down a handfull of money in your face ;)

Vicodin113
10-20-2006, 07:41 PM
did you actually approach him and show him the 1g in cash? its hard to turn down a handfull of money in your face ;)

I basicly brought it with me
scoped him out first then showed it to him.

Said no. I left.

Twistid
10-20-2006, 07:45 PM
well, nt anyways :(

Vicodin113
10-21-2006, 01:01 AM
Why would you offer any money for a car when you don't know what else is wrong with it ?

This isn't a Geo, man, it's a Porsche ... If it has other problems, this could very easily become a huge money pit ... If you're not willing to get it checked out, just walk away ...

Who said I didnt have anyone go with me? All that stuff in the thread.... was posted BEFORE I said I actually went there...

There is some rust under neither both doors (normal from salt) and tiny tears in the back of the seats. Other then that and a new clutch (and tranny of course) that was it.

andar
10-21-2006, 02:00 AM
my friend with the 944 bought it for 3500 then realized he needed to put about 2gs into it. After that it ran well and his radiator started to die two days before he got hit

SQBubble
10-23-2006, 09:30 AM
id get it if its in good condition and maintain it well, but wont drive it in winter, keep it in ur garage...

eh..

id think bout it twice though cuz its a porsche...parts are rare and expensive...+ its old and u say there is rust cuz of salt(I assume he drove it in winter) ...

it all comes down to what u wanna do with it and personal choice/taste...

LoudCrownVic
10-23-2006, 05:10 PM
Well, to bad I couln't give this advice before... RIP vicodin

**** the porsche man. They are a royal pain in the *** to maintain. While yes, the 944 is going to outhandle most cars even today, holding higher speeds with more stability than even most 60K sports cars, the maintenence and the upkeep will kill you. And unless it's a turbo, it's not even going to be that fast.

It costs, every 10k miles, at least $2500 in maintenence alone. Turbo 944's cost upwards of $3500 every 10k. Timing belts, water pumps, adjustments, and probems with aging parts will plague you. If you have the money... DO IT. Driving them is pure ecstacy. They are a dream to drive.

But, RIP Vicodin.

LoudCrownVic
10-23-2006, 05:22 PM
id get it if its in good condition and maintain it well, but wont drive it in winter, keep it in ur garage...

eh..

id think bout it twice though cuz its a porsche...parts are rare and expensive...+ its old and u say there is rust cuz of salt(I assume he drove it in winter) ...

it all comes down to what u wanna do with it and personal choice/taste...

parts are neither very rare nor especially expensive. It's the mechanic to put them on and the maintenence intensive nature of them that make it difficult/ expensive.

Also, garage queen Porsches are also a bad idea. Sitting and not being run, seals dry up and boom! Leaks like an incontinent monkey.

If a porsche is mantained properly, they will last 250k miles or more.

IMO... don't buy a pre 86 944... They are old and shiddy looking inside. And if you get one, pay 5-7k for a well maintained example, and keep up with the maintenece (timing belts, seals, water pump, oil changes, and other things) and you will be happy.

creyc
10-23-2006, 05:32 PM
LoudCrownVic speaks the truth.

When you hear Porsches are expensive, its not even so much the initial price that makes them costly, but also the intensive maintenance they require to stay on the road. My uncle's 911 would cost $250 in labor alone for an oil change, not to mention was the only car he's ever owned that he refused to do the oil change himself.

So I suppose just understand what you're really getting into...

GordonW
10-30-2006, 02:18 PM
IIRC, some other VW and Audi models share the same transaxle topology as the 944. IIRC, when my VW Quantum GL5 (5-cylinder) had gearbox problems (bearings), the mechanic suggested putting Porsche 944 syncrho disks into it, for durability.

If you look at the gearbox housings... other than the Audi and VW 5-cylinder gearboxes having bellhousings (they're in the front, while the 944 is in the rear), they certainly LOOK VERY SIMILAR...

However, I'm going on very old memories here... it'd be good to check with a good Porsche/Audi mechanic on this!!

Regards,
Gordon.

dkguitarist
10-30-2006, 02:37 PM
also, i'd run a carfax/vin check on it before you do ANYTHING. that will tell you the real history of the car and some things the owner doesn't want you to know..