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Re: New Owner of a 944S
Reply #135 - Feb 26th, 2016 at 11:30am
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There is only one per wheel on my 87.  I also just taped up the exposed wires and that has held pretty well.

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Reply #136 - Mar 1st, 2016 at 3:31am
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Thanks Chris.. Know of any way to test or check the sensors to see if they are still good?

Today i was able to swap the bushings on the sway bar and install the sway bar reinforcement brackets. Here are some comparisons of old vs new bushings:

New ones are already pressed in:


New left and old ones right:


New outside old inside:


Was in serious need of replacing: (new left)


Completed sway ready for reinstall:


After seeing these, i will be checking my rear sway and possibly replacing those as well..  Shocked
  

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Reply #137 - Mar 6th, 2016 at 9:59pm
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And so i dont have a rear sway bar.. Maybe that was optional? Seems like all the mounts are there for it..

Also looking into my brake light being on all the time and turning off on occasion while driving, i pulled my front sensors..



Shocked That could be the problem.

Tried to pull the back sensors but the seem locked in place.

Email off to Steve for the price on a whole brake kit.. figure better safe than sorry! Roll Eyes
  

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Reply #138 - Mar 23rd, 2016 at 4:24pm
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So after finding the sensors were shot, did a bit more investigating. Seems that the PO used to just replace the brake pads and not bother with the rotor. The rotor has a metal lip on the outside. I think when the brakes are pressed it was forcing the pads down, bending the pins that hold the pads in place.

three of the 4 front pins came out without a problem, one i had to cut and bang out at different angles to get the thing out.

The edge:


Whole unit:


Cut Pin:


Ordered new rotors/pads/sensors/pins/ebrake pads/ebrake springs!
Should be here end of week. Then i can get to work.
Thanks Steve!!
  

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Reply #139 - Mar 23rd, 2016 at 11:35pm
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So trying to prep the car before parts arrive. Get to the rear pads tonight.. And there is no brake pad left.. Thank god i decided to do this now.. Now i really wonder what the hell the PO did on this car.. just replace the front pads? thats it?  Undecided Thank god she is in my care now.



And one of my brake springs broke apart when i took it off the car. Looks like ill be calling Steve tomorrow for brake springs...  Roll Eyes

  

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Reply #140 - Mar 28th, 2016 at 12:20am
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And this is where i am glad i chose to do ALL brakes including ebrake pads..

How she sits at the moment:


Rear ebrake horror:


Fronts all in place. Waiting for pins and springs from Steve.


New rear ebrake pads going in. Decided to stop here for the night:


All the times i took it out and drove it hard. Im lucky the car even stopped..
  

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Reply #141 - Apr 8th, 2016 at 2:55pm
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Brakes are all done. Ebrake feels as good as new! No more brake warning light on the dash.. AAHH makes me feel much better now.

If anyone pulls up on their ebrake and it goes ALL THE WAY UP and does not really hold the car in place.. REPLACE your ebrake pads. three clicks and im locked solid now..

Slowly the car is beginning to feel like new again  Cheesy

Will be taking her out to seat the brakes this weekend.

Then its relaxing for a bit before figuring out whats next.  Wink


So the current running log list:
Next up:
- cap and rotor / Wires
- remove seats and fix adjustment motors (clean carpets underneath as well)

Then check/Replace/Remove:
- Plastic cap at end of trunk privacy cover broken, need to find replacement cap (anyone know if ANYONE has this?)

Eventually:
- Gas line replacement (Still OK for now)
- Timing belt, tensioner and rollers
- Coolant system flush
- New Shocks/struts (Unsure of Age, not blown but would love to refresh)
- Oil pan seal (can this be done without removing cross member?)
- Clutch (Still feels OK)

Done:
- brake pads, ebrake pads/springs, rotors and new sensors also change brake fluid
- front sway bar bushings
- switch control overlay installed
- cracked rubber line replacement to evap under hood
- light fixed on keychain
- rewire rear window defrost
- Cruise Control - WORKING
- AC Recharged
- Trunk release button not working - FIXED was the switch itself that needed to be replaced.
- Rear Driverside rubber on bumper falling off (REMOVED)
- Reverse lights not working (fixed) switch in trans was bad
- Remove Hood insulation
- Replace Dry rotted tires - On the car: Falken Azenis AST 225/50/15
- Chain tensioner pad replacement
- Valve cover gasket
- Oil/Oil filter
- Spark plugs
- Replaced fuel pump/Fuel filters/Cleared lines
- Air filter
- Sunroof wind deflector hinges
- Window washer fluid spraying but only with a direct line from pump into reservoir (fixed)
- Replace windshield wipers
- Sunroof gear replacement
- Trunk lock gasket
- Front license plate holder
- Replace head unit (Friend will be installing since the stock wiring is all hacked up) & Speakers
- REGISTERED & INSURED!
- Wires behind steering pump - One was removed already, i pulled the second one and they are taped and tied off.
- transmission oil change 
  

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Reply #142 - Apr 19th, 2016 at 4:16pm
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After all the brakes were done, Decided to take her out for a nice long stroll..




With the headlighs up:


She felt good..  Smiley
  

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Reply #143 - Apr 23rd, 2016 at 11:46pm
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So today i went to take her for a spin.. Sun roof only goes down but not up.

Did some troubleshooting. Started with cleaning the contacts on the switch.. still goes up, no down.

Do some research. Microswitch on roof is the issue. will have to order a replacement.

When i had my switchs open, i happen to notice there was a number 4 line with no switch.. Was this the security system? Did they put it into all even if the car didnt have the system installed?



Just strange..
  

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Reply #144 - May 19th, 2016 at 3:13pm
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Alrighty! Much progress..

Sunroof issue was micro-switch. Having trouble finding out how its routed to swap it out. Have a temp fix in place for now.

Added a washer to the shifter to reduce play. Much Much better now! Its tight on the front.. whats remaining must be the rear (which isnt much)

Attended my first PCA meeting! Great times. Also while getting ready to leave.. figured out BOTH brake lights were out. Top trunk one still operated but both lowers did not. I got drivers side working. Couldnt get the passenger side working. I think the contact is dirty. Next thing to check.

Fuel lines replaced.
Out with the old:


In with the new:



So Looking back here is my latest check list:
Next up:
- Sunroof microswitch
- tail light issue
- cap and rotor / Wires
- remove seats and fix adjustment motors (clean carpets underneath as well)

Then check/Replace/Remove:
- Plastic cap at end of trunk privacy cover broken, need to find replacement cap (anyone know if ANYONE has this?)

Eventually:
- Timing belt, tensioner and rollers
- Coolant system flush
- New Shocks/struts (Unsure of Age)
- Oil pan seal (can this be done without removing cross member?)
- Clutch (Still feels OK)

Done:
- Gas line replacement
- brake pads, ebrake pads/springs, rotors and new sensors also change brake fluid
- front sway bar bushings
- switch control overlay installed
- cracked rubber line replacement to evap under hood
- light fixed on keychain
- rewire rear window defrost
- Cruise Control - WORKING
- AC Recharged
- Trunk release button not working - FIXED was the switch itself that needed to be replaced.
- Rear Driverside rubber on bumper falling off (REMOVED)
- Reverse lights not working (fixed) switch in trans was bad
- Remove Hood insulation
- Replace Dry rotted tires - On the car: Falken Azenis AST 225/50/15
- Chain tensioner pad replacement
- Valve cover gasket
- Oil/Oil filter
- Spark plugs
- Replaced fuel pump/Fuel filters/Cleared lines
- Air filter
- Sunroof wind deflector hinges
- Replace windshield wipers
- Sunroof gear replacement
- Trunk lock gasket
- Replace head unit (Friend will be installing since the stock wiring is all hacked up) & Speakers
- REGISTERED & INSURED!
  

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Re: New Owner of a 944S
Reply #145 - May 20th, 2016 at 10:33am
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Hi again Nate!

A couple things.  You should really change the timing belts as soon as possible.  If you know when it was last changed milage wise you could have a better idea but I believe 30k is all you get out of these. 

On the oil pan gasket yes you have to remove the cross member and steering.  It's a bit of a PITA.   I've de-powered my rack so if I have to do it again the time would be cut in half (plus the experience of having done it once already).

Glad you took my recommendations (I think I mentioned it) on the fuel lines...all that work you don't want going up in flames!  Smiley

If you would like to do a test run with the car for one of the CVR tour routes let me know and we can make an outing of it. 

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Reply #146 - May 22nd, 2016 at 12:16pm
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Thanks Chris..
Timing belt is still on my mind. Looking to do that come Fall time. Need to collect all the tools and study up how to replace it.

Latest.. Clutch line replaced!

Yuck!


New hose looks like the small piece on top.
This hose was a PITA to replace.. Just glad its done. After seeing the color of my brake fluid, I will be flushing all the lines as well.

Recommendations needed: When I go to flush the brake lines should I replace the brake bleeder valve when I do it?
or
Should I be good with breaking them loose and reusing. Ive heard both arguments. Wondering what most other 944 owners do.
  

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Re: New Owner of a 944S
Reply #147 - Aug 11th, 2016 at 1:41pm
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So I ordered up a cap and rotor.
Also ordered the correct rear hatch strut so the light in the trunk will hopefully work once it goes in.
I also ordered a rebuilt steering rack to fix the leak issue I have on my passenger side.

One thing at a time!
  

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Re: New Owner of a 944S
Reply #148 - Aug 14th, 2016 at 2:25pm
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944s_ct wrote on Aug 11th, 2016 at 1:41pm:
So I ordered up a cap and rotor.
Also ordered the correct rear hatch strut so the light in the trunk will hopefully work once it goes in.
I also ordered a rebuilt steering rack to fix the leak issue I have on my passenger side.

One thing at a time!


Cap will be shipped to me this week. First part was the wrong part.
Rotor Received but will wait until i get the cap to swap it out.

I feel like i cheated with this steering rack. Just need to order up tie rod ends from Ian and bushings for it.



Cant wait to get this thing in!
  

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Re: New Owner of a 944S
Reply #149 - Aug 18th, 2016 at 1:55am
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Awesome progress, glad to see a fellow 944S owner jumping into the fray!

Not to be a buzz kill, but if you have any doubts about the status of your timing belt and its rollers/idlers/pulleys, please please make it a priority!
  

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