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Porsche 911 Carrera
Service Manual:
1984, 1985, 1986,
1987, 1988, 1989

Coupe, Targa and Cabriolet

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.
768 pages
over 1200 photographs, illustrations, and diagrams
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-1696-4
Price: $169.95

Porsche Repair Manual: 911 Carrera 1984-1989

The Porsche 911 Carrera Service Manual: 1984-1989 is a comprehensive source of repair information and specifications for Porsche 911 Carrera models from 1984 to 1989. The aim throughout this manual is simplicity and clarity, with practical explanations, step-by-step procedures and accurate specifications. Whether you're a professional or a do-it-yourself Porsche owner, this manual will help you understand, care for and repair your 911 Carrera.


  • 3.2 liter (930/21 and 930/25)


  • 915 (5-speed, with cable-operated clutch)
  • G50 (5-speed, with hydraulic clutch)


  • 911 Carrera Coupe
  • 911 Carrera Targa
  • 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Although the do-it-yourself Porsche owner will find this manual indispensable as a source of detailed maintenance and repair information, the Porsche owner who has no intention of working on his or her car will find that reading and owning this manual makes it possible to discuss repairs more intelligently with a professional technician.

Technical highlights:

  • Maintenance procedures for everything from changing the oil in the dry-sump lubrication system to adjusting front wheel bearing play. This manual tells you what to do and how and when to do it.
  • Illustrated engine disassembly and rebuilding, including camshaft, timing chain, and timing chain tensioner replacement with the engine in or out of the car.
  • Dry-sump lubrication system repair and diagnosis, including replacing leaky oil return tubes with the engine installed.
  • Carrera-specific driveability problems, including explanation of the Bosch DME engine management system.
  • Complete overhaul of the 915 transmission, including replacing the synchronizer "dog" teeth.
  • Complete clutch service, including clutch cable replacement (1984-1986 models) and clutch hydraulics service (1987-1989 models).
  • Brake, steering and suspension system maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair, including torsion bar setup and adjustment.
  • Heating and air conditioning repair, including A/C component replacement.
  • Body adjustments and repairs, including power seat disassembly and repair.
  • Electrical system diagnosis and fault finding, with an easy-to-use illustrated component locator section.
  • Wiring schematics for all circuits, including power distribution, grounds, convertible top, rear wiper and other hard to find circuits.

Additional technical content

For additional technical content for Porsche 911 Carrera 1963-1989 models, visit our online technical library by clicking below.

Online Technical Library
Porsche 911 MY 1963 - 1989 (911)

Publishing note: Prior to December 2011, this book was published in a softcover edition (ISBN 978-0-8376-0291-2)

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Picture of Porsche 911 Carrera 1987
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102 Engine Disassembly and Assembly
Connecting rod and timing chain supports
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Manual Transmission-Controls and Case
Disassembling 915 transmission
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401 Front Suspension
Routine maintenance procedure. Adjust wheel bearing play.
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970 Electrical Wiring Diagrams
Electrical wiring diagrams for the models covered in this manual.
Porsche 911 Carrera 84-89 Serv Man
Porsche 911 Carrera 84-89 Serv Man
Wholesale Case Quantity: 5
BSIN: P989
ISBN: 0-8376-1696-4 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1696-4 (ISBN-13)
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