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Old 11-02-2007, 04:48 AM   #1
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tick, tick, tick, tick

At least that is what it sounds like, comming from the rear end. It increases in frequency with increasing speed of the car. Does not appear to be engine related, because when I push the clutch in while rolling, I still hear the tick, tick, tick. Any ideas on what can be causing the noise, and please dont tell me that is what bad wheel bearings sound like.

BTW, this weekend I will be changing wheels to the set with the all-weather Falken 512 tires, I will poke around under the car and see if I can locate possible source of the noise. Its, time to change wheels not only because its getting colder, but also the PS2's on the rear almost have 5K on them, and, yes, sure enough, I am down to the wear markers on the inside.

Randal, how are your rear set of PS2's doing? I know we got ours at about the same time, I have gone through two sets of rears so far, still have a fair amount of tread on the fronts, looks like I will go through three sets of rears for one set of fronts, interesting.

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I heard a similar noise recently and it was the rubber boot around the CV joint. It had finally split and part of it was hitting the suspension as I drove.
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"I heard a similar noise recently and it was the rubber boot around the CV joint. It had finally split and part of it was hitting the suspension as I drove."

Thanks, I will check that out when I change out the wheels this weekend,

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Might be something simple like a rock in the groove of one of your tires. Wouldn't that be great?
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"Might be something simple like a rock in the groove of one of your tires. Wouldn't that be great?"

What groove, these are PS2's with almost 5K, they have no grooves..... Thats a good point, I will see if I picked up a nail, or something in the tire that could be making the noise. But is seems like is is more associated with the frame than tire, but still, I will check it out,

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Could be the whole CV joint. Inspect the boots. They could look good, but still be dry (void) of any grease.
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Might be something simple like a rock in the groove of one of your tires. Wouldn't that be great?

That was my first thought, too.
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:20 PM   #8
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Brake cable rubbing on inside of rim

Got a chance to poke around under the car and took off the rear left wheel, where I thought the noise was comming from. It was the parking brake cable rubbing against the inside of the rim. Rubbed through the rubber coating on the housing.

When I first got coilovers and lowered my car I added 5mm spacers to help get the clearance for my 18" aftermarket carerra lightweight rims. At that time I noticed on the right wheel, the brake cable was very close to the rim, so I zip tied it away. There was plenty of space on the left side at the time, so I did not tie it back, my bad. I just put a zip tie on the cable housing and it is good as new.

BTW, my Boxster is starting to accumulate zip ties more than I would like. Has anyone had the plastic under the car start to come loose like mine has in one spot, zip tie.... Thanks for the advice on possible causes of the tick, tick sound I was hearing. The good news, wheel bearings, CV covers and joints seem fine (so far). Cost of repair, two zip ties, now, thats what I am talking about.

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What groove, these are PS2's with almost 5K, they have no grooves.....
Ha-Ha ha! I was just thinkg the same thing about my tires!

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