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Old 10-12-2019, 08:58 AM   #1
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Wilmington NC newb here

Hey folks. Already learned a ton of info here as I was searching for my first Boxster. Nice to have good information going into the hunt.

Scored this low-mileage 2000-S Tiptronic earlier this week. Had some issues I was aware of, so I was able to haggle. Driverís rear hub carrier bearing toast, ac not cool, key fob inop., clamshell works but top doesnít, gas fill issue, radio locked out...

Thanks to the forum, I was familiar with all these issues, and wasnít concerned about making things right.

Been an amateur mechanic since high school (auto shop all three years). Now 57, so have been wrenching a long time.

Already tackled the ac (low gas charge); carrier bearing (that was an absolute ******************** - broke two three jaw pullers trying to get axle stub to slide out of hub. Had to fabricate a heavy-duty flange puller, then torch heat and an overnight Kroil soak. Finally coaxed it off); key fob was just a battery; poking around the top right now and have some questions that Iíll post in another thread.

Anyway, glad to be here and thanks for all the help so far!

Bill.

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Old 10-12-2019, 10:10 AM   #2
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Welcome, Bill!

Awesome job! And, nice color!

Cheers!
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:48 AM   #3
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Thanks man!
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:14 AM   #4
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Welcome Bill, awesome 1st post ! It is so much easier to merge into traffic when you search where you are going 1st!
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/congrats on your new car! There are a couple of ball joints (one on each side) that connect the top frame with the mechanism that raises and lowers the top. The ball joints are plastic and fail. Cheap fix!
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/congrats on your new car! There are a couple of ball joints (one on each side) that connect the top frame with the mechanism that raises and lowers the top. The ball joints are plastic and fail. Cheap fix!
Thanks dghii.
Wish it were that easy. The actual top frame holding the ball joint on the right side has snapped off. See here: http://986forum.com/forums/boxster-general-discussions/76406-convertible-top-ball-joint-snapped-off-piece-top-frame.html
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Old 10-12-2019, 02:37 PM   #7
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Thanks dghii.

Wish it were that easy. One of the ball joints has snapped off, taking part of the top frame with it.

I have a thread in Boxster general discussions seeking advice on that.
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Bill ..

she looks sweet ..

godspeed!

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