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My Boxster Rear Wheels Hard To turn


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Hi Everyone,

Today I took my car to my mechanic to take a look at the vibration on my steering.

It seems I need a new set of tires.

But what I have noticed was my rear wheels are hard to turn than front tires.

ALso I have noticed something else, after a ride for 30-45 min when I park the car, I could feel more heat coming from rear wheels comared to front.

When I touched the rotors they are hot compared to the front rotors.(FYI I replaced rear brakes and rotors few months before and my front are really old).

I know that the car has a mid engine but just want to make sure if something is wrong with my rear wheels.

I dont want to ask my mechanic about this because the last mechanic who used to work with my car tried to take advantage of my ignorance when he knew that I am totally a noob on cars.

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Your rear wheels will always be harder to turn than your fronts as they are connected to the gearbox. Even with the car out of gear, there is significantly more "stuff" turning with the wheel (2 constant velocity joints, the driveshaft, plus a bunch of gears inside the gearbox).

Are you sure the heat is coming from the rear wheels and not just escaping through the wheelwell from the engine compartment? Do you have an IR thermometer? If you do, you can get temps from the rotors to see if the heat is engine heat or brake heat.

Good Luck,

Graeme

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