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Old 09-14-2014, 07:00 PM   #1
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Clunking / mild bang from driveline...? What is it??

Hello! I am a newbie 2001 Boxster S owner. I have an auto / tiptronic trans. It seems when coming out of a corner from a dead stop if I am accelerating I get an occasional bang / clunk out of the driveline. Scares the heck out of me as I am worried about what the heck is going on. It doesn't do it under normal conditions, only when getting on it (couldn't tell you if it does it all the time while accelerating heavily) and when turning.

Has anyone else experienced this or heard of this?


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Old 09-14-2014, 08:38 PM   #2
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I'll bet inner CV joints.
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:54 PM   #3
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i must concur with the c/v joints, hopefully not a differential.
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:12 AM   #4
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My bet is the front motor mount.
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:48 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! I will take it to my local garage and have them take a look-see. Sounds like it could get costly...
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Old 09-16-2014, 04:23 PM   #6
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If there is play in the shift lever when throttle is applied then released then reapplied I would guess Motor mount. Not Costly if DIY.145 dollars for the UPDATED version from pelican or you can just replace bushing using old housing 35 bucks.
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Was this ever solved? I am having very similar symptoms with my 2001 Box.
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:31 AM   #8
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Check the CV joints. If they're bashed up until they're no longer rebuildable you're looking at a big bill. OEM shafts aren't cheap and the cheap knockoffs don't last.

If your front motor mount has never been done, it's due, trust me. Not too expensive a part nor difficult as a DIY.
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