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Old 06-12-2005, 06:24 PM   #1
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My brake got stuck?

On Wednesday morning I started the Boxster solely for the purpose of washing the car. All I did was back it up to a shaded spot on the driveway, and gave it a good wash. As soon as I dryed it I pulled it back into the garage, where it sat unused until this evening (4 days later). I started it, released the parking brake, shifted into reverse and tried to back up. There was resistance, and a horrible noise. I stopped, took it out of gear, then back into reverse and tried again. Once again, resistance and a horrible noise. This time I kept going and, after a loud "thunk" everything seemed to free up. I drove for about 30 minutes or so and everything seems to be just fine. Any idea what this could be and should I worry about it?

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Old 06-12-2005, 06:33 PM   #2
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that should always happen, brakes are very oxidized after contact with water, when you backed up you just broke through the initial resistance of the rust
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Old 06-12-2005, 06:35 PM   #3
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ok. Thank you for the quick response. Much appreciated.
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Old 06-12-2005, 07:28 PM   #4
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yeah, same thing happens to me after a good rain or wash...i was actually starting to worry about it too...thanks joyce
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Old 06-12-2005, 07:34 PM   #5
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Totally normal!


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Old 06-12-2005, 10:58 PM   #6
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REally? that's the oddest thing I've ever heard. Is it a common Boxster issue?

I just washed my car this weekend, spent a bunch of time on it. The rotors rusted over pretty good but when I moved the car nothing unusual happened.
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Happens on the 911 too. Lexus sc400 ditto!
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:04 PM   #8
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Happens on all my cars,

Lexus IS-300, Acura MDX, BMW 530
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Maybe I just never have had the problem here in Sunny California.
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Old 06-16-2005, 09:08 AM   #10
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Yeap, this happens to me all the time. Wash, back in garage and then the sound when I back out of the garage a day later.

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