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Old 02-06-2006, 03:30 PM   #1
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Question bad noises from rear

When making hard left turns in my boxster, I notice a wierd sound, almost like a tire rubbing something mixed with a grinding sound. I looked, and couldn't find evidence of the tire rubbing, jacked up the car and checked for play anywhere in the suspension, and everything seems tight. It only does it on very hard left turns, and it stops when you push the clutch in. It also sounds like it comes from the center of the car, near the engine or transmission, not from either side. anyone ever experienced this or have any ideas? The car is a 97, with about 65k miles.

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Old 02-06-2006, 05:37 PM   #2
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Sometimes I make bad noises from the rear as well... usually after eating baked beans or cabbage.

Sorry, couldn't resist. Just wanted to beat Rail26 to the punch.
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:49 PM   #3
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Sometimes I make bad noises from the rear as well... usually after eating baked beans or cabbage.

Sorry, couldn't resist. Just wanted to beat Rail26 to the punch.

I hope that gas station attendant filled the car with 93, not beans and cabbage. lol
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:58 PM   #4
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power steering pump?
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Old 02-06-2006, 07:17 PM   #5
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SD, good post...I was thinking along the lines of kimchi...but well played mate!
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Old 02-07-2006, 07:34 AM   #6
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it could be a cv joint
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Old 02-07-2006, 01:46 PM   #7
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Well, its getting worse. Now it does it on right turns as well. Unfortunately I remember an experience a few years back in my Integra much like this. The outcome was a differential sticking out side of a tranny case. Not a nice sight!!!! I really hope I'm wrong about this because I'm sure a Porsche transmission isn't cheap. Does anyone know about how much one runs? Also, if it does go, will a later model 6 speed bolt in.
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Old 02-07-2006, 01:56 PM   #8
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Hi,

One thing you might consider is to STOP driving the Car until you can get it checked out. Any long-distance Diagnosis offered here is simply speculation, albeit possibly correct.

Whatever the cause, driving the Car will surely make it worse and more expensive to Fix!...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99
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Old 02-07-2006, 02:37 PM   #9
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Ditto on what Jim said. STOP DRIVING THE CAR.

Now, to answer your question. A 6 speed tranny will not fit on a car fitted for a 5 speed as far as I was told when my tranny had to be replaced. Now I could have gotten bad info, but that's what I was told repeatedly by others.

I found a used tranny with 40k on it for $1700.00 plus $150 shipping. My mechanic put it in for $600.00.

Reconditioned from Porsche is about $3500 or more.

Let's hope it's NOT that. Don't jump to conclusions as it's obvious you have a vivid imagination.

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