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Old 02-03-2010, 04:55 AM   #1
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Odd feeling in Shifter

Being new to the Porsche and Boxster world, there are all sorts of new sounds and feels to get used to. I just hope that most or normal and nothing is wrong.

However, there is one feel that has me puzzled. When in 2nd gear (2004 986 with a 5 speed manual) and you accelerate or decelerate using the gas peddle, you can feel movement in the gear shift lever. The odd part is that this is not noticeable in any other gear. There is no clunk in the transmission just a feeling of movement in the gearshift lever. You would think that if it is as simple as the transmission torquing within the car, it would show up in all the gears and not just second.

I know I may be paranoid but is this normal?

Thanks for comforting a newby to the marque.

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Old 02-03-2010, 07:21 AM   #2
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It's normal to a certain degree, but...

... you may have a bad Front Engine Mount which allows more engine/transmission movement reflecting in the shifter.
If the Front Engine Mount has more than 45,000 miles on it I guarantee that it needs replacing.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:37 AM   #3
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Thanks. I thought about that but you would think that you would feel the movement in all gears and not just second.

BTW, the car only has about 22,000 miles.
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22,000 is too soon...

... for a bad front engine mount.
You should check the links above the tranny and the cable connectors just behind the shifter.
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Thanks. I thought about that but you would think that you would feel the movement in all gears and not just second.

BTW, the car only has about 22,000 miles.

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