I have a 99; Carrera, 6 speed. I can't push it out of the garage - seems to be locked even though it is in neutral. Thought battery was dead, but, checked it out and is OK.

Asked by Oct 07, 2013 at 11:59 AM about the 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Trying to get car out of garage.  Can't move it - it appears locked up even though it is in
neutral.  Thought battery was dead and that had something to do with it.  However,
battery checked out good.

4 Answers

241,455

Was it sitting there for some time? Your brakes might have rusted. You can call a tow truck, they can get it out and take it to a service station for diagnosis of why it won't start.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Thanks, Tom.

1,720

Tom, does it start now that the battery has checked out OK? I kind of think with Tom, that the brakes have rusted up, particularly if it sat for a long time. If the car starts, try rocking it back and forth, you know 1st to reverse and back. If it doesn't start, your neutral safety switch may be the cause of a no-start situation. Also try depressing the clutch a few dozen times to free things up. Good Luck

635

Yes - I agree with Smitty22 and Tom. Does the car start? Neutral safety switch for not starting and rusted rotors for not moving. If the car "drove into" the garage OK chances are the switch is alright. I used to have a '69 912 that sat for many years. When I finally got around to working on the car, all four rotors were rusted to the brake pads. The car was in the corner of my garage and I had to drag it out! All the wheels had to be removed and the rotors taken apart and resurfaced (turned). In order for this to happen the car must be sitting for some time or perhaps the car was wet when you put it away? Good luck!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

911

Looking for a Used 911 in your area?

CarGurus has 4,513 nationwide 911 listings starting at $10,500.

ZIP:

Search Porsche 911 Questions

Porsche 911 Experts

#1 Michael Kane
Michael Kane
Reputation 980
#2 Andrew Dickens
Andrew Dickens
Reputation 550
#3 tntjobs
tntjobs
Reputation 520
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Porsche Boxster
45 Great Deals out of 1,146 listings starting at $3,920
Used Chevrolet Corvette
149 Great Deals out of 20,684 listings starting at $3,995
Used BMW M3
50 Great Deals out of 1,361 listings starting at $3,800
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
45 Great Deals out of 2,814 listings starting at $4,530
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used BMW 3 Series
941 Great Deals out of 30,258 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
244 Great Deals out of 31,194 listings starting at $369
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
429 Great Deals out of 25,479 listings starting at $2,000
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
140 Great Deals out of 6,601 listings starting at $2,990

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Porsche 911 For Sale
11 listings starting at $118,500
2017 Porsche 911 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 1,437 listings starting at $79,950
2016 Porsche 911 For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 223 listings starting at $81,857
2015 Porsche 911 For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 377 listings starting at $67,498
2014 Porsche 911 For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 277 listings starting at $61,750

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.