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1986 944 shifting into 2nd gear

  • 1986
  • 944
61 500

Purchased 1986 944, March of 2014, with approx 61,500 miles on it. New clutch was installed immediately after PPI, by the same shop. Drove home 115 miles, no issues.

After got it home it sat for a week or so due to weather. When took it out, could not get it into second gear unless slowed it down to 5 mph or so. No problems getting it into other gears. Occurred on both upshift and downshift.

After driving for 20 minutes, issue went away. This issue lasted until late April or May, when the weather finally warmed up - no issues since.

Discussed with shop that put in the clutch, he had no problems when he test drove it (temperature may have been a little warmer, 30s as opposed to single digtis, teens or 20s?).

Also discussed with with two other - an excellnet Porsche mechanic and the shop that has perfoprmed additional service on it, including a change of the transmission fluid, six weeks ago, after the weather had warmed up and I had not had issues with it.

None of them had ever heard of such a problem, ie trouble getting into only one of the gears and only until warmed up.

Thoughts? Anything that I need to address before weather starts to turn cold?




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