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Old 12-03-2005, 12:07 AM   #1
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rattle from rear

Hi all

I'm getting a rattle nosie from the rear of my 2001 boxster S. I'm hoping someone could help diagnose it.

Its a mechanical rattle that appears when the car warms up and sits on idle. Its not exhaust related as the rattle will go away when the clutch is depressed. I tried to find it and it appears like its coming from the top rear of the gearbox.

Any ideas?

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Old 12-03-2005, 12:15 AM   #2
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My guess, heat shield of catalic convertor thet is letting go.

Harmless, but irritating...

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Old 12-03-2005, 08:26 AM   #3
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My 97 had a muffler weld that had broken loose, and a quick stop to a muffler place for a spot weld did the trick. You may want to bring your boxster to a muffler place and have them inspect it. Cheap fix if something is not welded properly.

BTW, my spot weld was free. I asked the guy how much I need to pay and he looked at me and must have thought, "5 minutes work and no parts isn't worth the time to write up an invoice."
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Old 12-03-2005, 04:56 PM   #4
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If you haven't already, open the engine compartment and see if you can hear it a little better. Our rattle came from the alternator bearings and it sounded like it was under the car until i opened the engine compartment.

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