Porsche is one of the most respected automakers in the world. Known as much for their style, speed, and class as they are for their reliability, Porsche is frankly in a class of its own, and as such has been named a best brand by Consumer Reports. However, even the most well-designed and manufactured vehicles can develop problems. Whether you own a 911, Macan, Boxster, Cayenne, or Cayman, if your Porsche develops any signs of problems, you should only take it to a Certified Porsche Mechanic for diagnosis and repairs. Here’s an overview of top repair issues our certified mechanic routinely comes across and can successfully repair.
Porsche Coolant Leak Problems
Moisture underneath your Porsche is often due to an issue with the coolant. This is especially common in the Porsche Boxster 986. Leaks in the coolant reservoir are also quite common in the Porsche 911, and often occurs once you reach 70,000 miles. It’s more common in older model 911s, (1999-2010), though it is also a common repairable problem with the 2014 Porsche 911. A coolant leak in all these models is so common that it is one of the first things a Porsche certified mechanic will look for, when you bring your car into the shop.
But other leaks in your coolant may not be as visible. Instead, you may notice a musty smell coming from your Porsche Panamera or Porsche Cayenne. This is also likely caused by a coolant leak. However, with these models, the coolant leak is trapped above the center of your engine, so it may not be dripping. Fortunately resealing the coolant distribution pipe will fix this in no time.
Porsche IMS Bearing Problems: Porsche 911, Porsche Boxster B
The intermediate shaft bearing (IMS) in Porsche Boxsters, Caymans, and 911s with the M96 or M97 engine in model years from 1997- 2008 have a history of problems. Models with the IMS bearing after 2005 don’t have this same problem. Unfortunately, in the initial stages of IMS bearing failure, you may not notice any warning signs. Eventually though you’ll hear a rattling noise upon staring the car, or when accelerating. If you experience this, it’s crucial to bring your car to a shop that has a Porsche certified mechanic. In many cases the IMS bearing can be replaced. In other cases, an IMS bearing failure can wreak havoc on your Porsche engine.
Porsche Check Engine Light
The nebulous check engine light can ruin your day. However, there are many quick repairs that can solve a check engine light in a Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Macan, Porsche 911, and Porsche Cayman. Sometimes something as innocuous as a loose gas cap is to blame. In other instances it may be something as simple as worn or faulty spark plugs, a faulty oxygen sensor, or clogged catalytic converter. Don’t panic, experienced Porsche technicians can diagnose and fix these problems quickly.
Transmission Problem with Porsche
If you notice any problems with grinding, or clunky shifting on a manual transmission, take your Porsche in for repairs as soon as possible. Worn synchros can lead to jerky gear changing in manual transmissions. In automatic transmissions, if you notice your engine whining, there may be a problem with dirty transmission fluid. It should be serviced using only Porsche transmission fluid.
Porsche Certified Mechanic Repair in Bound Brook, NJ
As one of the world’s best car brands, Porsche are notoriously well-designed, reliable cars. The engines have an expected lifespan of more than 10 years and more than 150,000 miles. To ensure your Porsche continues to run well, routine maintenance is essential. Because your vehicle is such a significant investment, you should only have it serviced or repaired by a Certified Porsche Mechanic. At Nerger’s Auto Express our lead Porsche technician has more than 18 years of experience and is a Gold Master Certified Porsche repair technician. Book your maintenance or service appointment today in Bound Brook by calling 732-507-9603, or schedule an appointment online.