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Old 12-06-2006, 07:32 AM   #1
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Question Annoying Squeal When Lowering Driver Window

Question 1: During the past days, my Box -98 has been having a constant squeal when lowering, or raising the driver side windows. Is there any fix for this? I'm assuming its the seals in the windows but I tried using vaseline to see if that would help and didn't work out. Can I buy the rubber parts of the window?

Question 2: I've been noticing a rattle coming from the back, I changed my engine mount so that isn't the problem. Do the struts plate come loose or is there anything from the convertible top that causes this noise? I have the hardtop and the noise is heard while even when it isn't used. I just started my vacations so Ill have plenty of time to work with these problems. I'm more interested with the windows issue, Its annoying!!!
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Old 12-06-2006, 10:41 AM   #2
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You did not specify the year of your boxster.

The window squeal may be a regulator going out. They can make a racket when they're worn. You should remove the negative terminal from the battery, wait 15 minutes, then pull the door panel off and have a look at what might be going on.

There are susupension parts in the rear that go out on older boxsters. I think it's the tracking arms whose bushings wear out and need replacement. This could be it, or it could be something as simple as a loose bolt that holds your muffler in place.
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Old 12-06-2006, 10:56 AM   #3
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Regarding you 98 Boxster rattle. It could be the heat shield on the converters get underneth and wiggle them (when its cold) I had to tighten one of my shields. It could be a million things.
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Old 12-07-2006, 09:28 AM   #4
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your windows, really rub it in, until it's no longer smearing, your glass will be super slick! No squeek, if it is in fact the seals.
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Old 12-08-2006, 01:36 AM   #5
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I dont get a squeel but when I raise or lower bother windows, they both have quite a loud knock sound about halfway up or down??? Is this normal?

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