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944 Power Steering Fluid

Coming out of winter hibernaiton, my power steering is making a squeeling noise and I have had a slight PS fluid leak.  What is the correct PS fluid to use to top it up?  I havbe heard that a non-synthetic is essential and that Dextron II is preferred but it is hard ot find.

944 Late Offset Converstion from Power Steering to Manual Steering

Yes, I am considering converting my 1989 944s2 to a manual rack and pinion.  What is involved with converting the 1983 944 manual rack and pinion?  

Suspension upgrade, Spax RSX coilover 944s2

I’m planning on upgrading my suspension on my 944S2 and am considering Spax RSX coilover.  Anyone have experience with Spax and how they handle? I don’t want to track, just a smoother ride than my original 135,000 mile old struts.

Any experiences appreciated (or suggestions).

944 S2 Torsion Bar

Does anyone know what the spring rate of 944 torsion bars? And, do 944 torsion bars get weaker over time?


I ask because my 1991 944S2 is quite wallowy and soft at the back when cornering. I have had several of these cars over the decades and none were as bad as this one. I am planning on replacing the shocks, probably with Koni's and front springs. Springs are easy to find the rate on so I'm fine at the front, I just don't want to end up with the front being firmer than the back can handle.

89 944S2 Steering Rack Boot

Yes, what is the difference in the steering rack boot - right vs left side?  When I review different sites, some charge different for right vs left.  Other sites say they are the exact same.  I need to replace the right side boot on a 944 power steering rack.


944 Turbo Poor Handling

I have been battling a poor handing issue ever since I finally dropped my rebuilt motor in after a few years of sitting. During the rebuild, I did some other suspension repairs. New control arms, bushings, tie rods, power steering rack, front sway bar stabilizers. I also put new turbo motor mounts in. I have had the suspension adjusted twice by an Indy shop. It feels good initially after the alignment, then a few days later it feels sloppy and I also have a noise that only comes when making a tight right faster turn (such as a jug handle turn onto the highway). Nothing to the left.

1989 Porsche 944S2 - Pinging in Steering Pump

Yes, I have a Porsche 944s2 that is a daily driver.  The car is outstanding short of a new pinging noise that has developed in the power steering but only at start up.  I notice when I let the car warm up for 5 minutes that there is no pinging and once driven - no issues.  Thoughts on the issue? 

1989 944s2 Power Steering Fluid

Yes, just fixed a couple of leaks in the rack & pinion and need to add some steering fluid to my 944s2.  When I read about the fluid in the owners manual it says to add ATF-Dexron.  Then when you read about compatibility of fluids, you get a bunch of different answers with some warnings.  Thus, this question is to ask as to what is the proper fluid that should be added that can be found regularly at an autoparts store?  I know Dex II and III work - or so I am told - but they are not readily available.  Certainly would like some help here with this subject.  I know if you put in the wron

86 944 Front Strut Insert Recommendation

 Need to replace front struts that are Fichtel-Sachs.  Would like to install inserts.  Fichtel-Sachs doesn't exist anymore.  What type of inserts should I install? Sach?  Sach-Boge?


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