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I have a stock 996 C2 ... so I believe I need the stock parts. I've seen some on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Porsche-Box...sspagenameZWD1V My dealer says that the ball joints (at the red circle near #17 in the photo) are gone bad. He says that parts for this repair will have to come from Germany... And he's quoting about $1600 (parts, labor and realignment). That's what I'm not sure of ... should I buy parts myself, DIY change the control arms and get the car aligned ... or should I trust the dealer (stealer) and pay bigger bucks to get the problem solved.
Done ... hope you can see it now
I had a good discussion with the Tech and he basically convinced me that he knew what he was talking about. We went under the car and he showed me the exact cause of the problem. Could someone tell me the part number for item 17 below? It seems the ball joint at the red circle has lost it's grease and is the source of the creaking. The tech said that parts will have to be specially ordered from Germany. I just want to call around and make sure that is the case ... so if you know the part number, please let me know. TIA
I thought I should resurrect this thread with a question I had: I had the same symptoms as above -- creaking front suspension noise when car is warmed up. I sprayed Wurth HHS 2000 on almost all bushings and joints I could find up there ... but that did not help. I took it to the dealer this morning and he calls me back saying that both the front "ball joints" are bad. He says it will need a special order from Germany. $400 for each side, + Labor + re-alignment = $1,600 total. Ouch! My car is out of warranty, so this will be out of pocket. What do you guys think? I'm a little suspicious of the dealers advice -- could he be faking the problems for more work? Moreover, if I don't fix the problem for a few thousand miles, will there be additional damage to the car? TIA
I'm seeing a black residue on the under surface of my engine cover at the highlighted yellow oval (see picture). I'm not sure if it is oil mixed with dust or soot from the exhausts. I don't have a single drop on the driveway. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks Orient Express: I borrowed your image from the DIY Section, simply because it's so easy to show something on it. I hope you don't mind.
I'm seeing a black residue on the under surface of my engine cover at the highlighted yellow oval (see picture). I'm not sure if it is oil mixed with dust or soot from the exhausts. I don't have a single drop on the driveway. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks Orient Express: I borrowed your image from the DIY Section, simply because it's so easy to show something on it. I hope you don't mind. (edit - I replaced your pic as it was not fully uploaded - Loren)
Yes, it does ... I'm waiting to hear my fate :unsure:
I have a 2000 C2 Coupe. This morning when I started it up, I started hearing a faint whining / whistling noise at idle. When driving, the whistling lasts till about 3000 RPM and then disappears. The noise is quite prominently heard in the passenger cabin, but not on the outside. I opened the engine cover but still couldn't hear the noise too much. Sit inside and you can hear it clearly. Any thoughts? Alternator? Belts? It's probably not the fan because I would have heard it with the engine cover open. Any help is highly appreciated.
I hear a slight shudder (not too loud) when shifting from first to second in my 2000 996 C2 Coupe. It appears right at the neutral point and feels as if it originiates under the the floor of the cabin. Anyone know what this is? It's really not too loud and one probably can't notice it in traffic or with light music. I don't hear the sound when changing to any other higher gears. It's also not the clutch -- because simply depressing the releasing the clutch in first gear does not make the same sound. Finally, I am making sure that I depress the clutch completely when I shift. Any help is highly appreciated.