924S Won’t Start After a Year…learn how to methodically diagnose a “no start” with your Porsche 944/924S
The latest rescue story is a silver 924S that suffered a broken timing belt, then sat for over a year, partially disassembled.
It does our collective hearts good to see this next generation becoming gear heads, especially Porsche gear heads, and extra special to make them front-engine water-cooled Porsche gear heads.
So is a running, driving car really a rescue? Yes and no. In this case, the car showed well with decent paint and interior, and seemed to run well. The bottom, however, was another story. That story unfolded on the lift.
Our journey started with the acquisition of our mint 1988 924S Special Edition. While the car is in great original condition including the original functioning Blaupunkt Sebring cassette radio, the front speakers weren’t working. Upon further investigation, the front speakers were completely deteriorated – the paper cone was no longer connected to the outside edge of the speaker. Replacement was needed to restore the cassette/radio to its former glory.