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Old 07-15-2013, 09:32 AM   #1
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1 gear Strange rattle.....


I got my Boxster on the road yesterday - first time this year :-)
But when I start driving in 1 gear, there are a strange rattle sound - I think is it from the transmission....??

The sound is only in 1 gear, there are no sound in 2-3-4-5 gear
It is a "clicking" sound and when I drive faster i 1 gear the sound is more and more often...

If I take the clutch the sound disappears...

I have checked the exhaust and heat sheilds but it seems to be fine.

The Boxster is from 1998 2.5l with 130.000 km on the clock.
Are then known to have a weak transmission or does anyone have another idea of what can be wrong.....????

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Old 07-15-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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The 5 speed in the eairly 986's was an Audi transmission and while they have proven pretty durable if used carefully, there are certainly a number of people who have suffered failures. You could try draining and replacing the transmission fluid (and look for metal particles). From what you have described, however, I suspect that this will not elminate the problem. Until you can get another transmission, you may want to start in second gear and avoid first altogether. I know, it makes for slower starts and will be harder on the clutch, but it may avoid further damage in the interim.

Good luck and keep us posted!


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