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Odd Clicking from Rear

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Hey all,

Just got back from anooother deployment (that makes 4) and pulled the boxster out for some fun. I took it into a local shop and had them give her the once over, change the oil, fuel filter, air filter, all that good stuff and she has been running well for about a week.

A few days ago coming home from a PCA meeting I noticed a loud metallic clicking coming from the rear of the car, only at slow speeds 5mph and under. I thought it was probable just a stick or something caught in the lobster claws since we had just had a wind storm and debris was all over the road. I had my girlfriend jump out of the car to see if she could hear anything from outside the vehicle, but as soon as she exited the noise disappeared...?

Today on my way to the gym the noise re-emerged...

This time i got out of the car in the driveway turned off the engine and gave her a push, and sure enough I could hear the click from the passenger side right wheel well. The click increased in tempo as the car increased in speed. I felt around and couldn't find anything rubbing....? Any suggestions? I thought it might have something to do with the E-brake? possibility maybe?

It does seem that as I increase in speed the noise disappears, although that could just be my imagination or being drowned out by wind....

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks Guys!



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Checking the parking brake is a great place to start, I think. If one of the springs that holds the shoe to the wheel carrier comes out, it can flop around and make a clicking sound. Another possibility is something stuck behind the dust shield, or the dust shield bent some. And finally, you might want to check the rear bearing - the noises from a bearing can be all sorts of things, including an intermittant clicking sound, althouhg more often it is a roar under load.

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  • 4 months later...

Ben - hopefully you have found the fault by now..... I had a similar noise after my transmission was replaced.....turned out the park brake cable to the passenger side had shifted, it was against the inner rim of the wheel - as the wheel spun, the balance weight on the inside of the inner rim was hitting the cable.....click, click, click.....

Noise would 'stop' above 5-10mph..


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