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A couple of issues, squeaky suspension and a ticking sound in the foot


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My 00 S @ 130487mi starts to have some issuses, nothing big i hope!

The ticking sound comes from the driver side footwell, and from what i have been able to find it could be a solanoid to the climate control?

If i change the temp or the vents it stays the same, intermittent clicking.

I have also read somehwere that it could be a vacumline to ventilation damper?

The next issue, Its from the rear passanger side.

It started with a faint squeaky sound going over bumps or pressing the rear down by hand.

But now i can hear that something is wrong when driving in lower (1-2 gear) speeds and it doesent have to be a bumby road for me to hear it.

Its like a faint rumble and the aqueaky sound have gotten worse.

If i go under the car and have someone pressing the rear down i can fell that the squeaky sounds makes vibration in part nr 8 in the pic below.

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All the nuts feel tight and from what i can tell nothing is loose.

The rumbeling sound disapears if i give small amount of gas or if i go upphill in lower speeds, if i let go from the gas it starts.

I hope someone can help me with this, and im from Sweden so my spelling aint the best, Sry!

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You are doing fine in the spelling department, better than some that are native speakers.

 

Along with checking the various suspension arm bushings, I would also check the wheel bearing (item #2 in your diagram), which is a common maintenance item on these cars.  I would also look at the upper strut mount bearings, another squeaking noise generator.

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Wheel bearings for me have always been a high pitched whine when driving, sometimes an intermittent squeal. At 130k I would expect most or all of your bushings and ball joints in the rear are probably ready to be replaced. I know mine are at 100k and I am chipping away at them as I can.

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Wheel bearings for me have always been a high pitched whine when driving, sometimes an intermittent squeal. At 130k I would expect most or all of your bushings and ball joints in the rear are probably ready to be replaced. I know mine are at 100k and I am chipping away at them as I can.

 

We find them often when owners complain of a persistent low rumbling sound as well.

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Thanks guys, since its hard to exactly locate the source i might let Porsche take a look at it.

And is it Ok to use the car?

 

 

The other issue i mention and i have to correct one thing there.

From what i have read its common on the passanger side but i have it on the drivers side.

I can record the sound later today :)

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The ticking sounde is solved, in the passanger footwell there is some sort af actuator thats moves when i adjust the climat control.

Thats the one thats ticking.

But now the brake warning light (brake pad) came on, and my pads is pretty good.

At first the light went on if i braked hard, if i turned of the car and started again the light was off.

But now its always on.

So i disconected all four cables to the pads so i could locate wherethe fault is from.

To my suprise the warning light is still on, disconnected the battery in 10 min same thing.

In my small world the light would go on when the loop closes so did test to put in clip in all four connectors but the light is still on..

What in the hell is happening!!!

*edit*

I never tried to have the ignition in on position for 60 sec with the cable detach or with jumpers

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Stupid question but is it your hand brake light that is on or your brake pad light?

It's been a long time since I let my pads get to the sensor on my Boxster so I don't remember now, but on my bmw after replacing pads and sensors I have to put the key in the #1 position for 30 seconds without starting the car to let the system check run and reset itself.

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Stupid question but is it your hand brake light that is on or your brake pad light?

It's been a long time since I let my pads get to the sensor on my Boxster so I don't remember now, but on my bmw after replacing pads and sensors I have to put the key in the #1 position for 30 seconds without starting the car to let the system check run and reset itself.

Thats Ok, its the Brake pad light.

 

After some investigation on the net it sound as i just cant remove the connector (not sure) its better to take of the sensor completely.

But om gonna try with the circuit breakers and try the 30sec :)

 

I realy would to find out witch one it is thats getting tripped.

An OBD tool would be great to have now (stupid me)

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A small update, the rumbling sound (poor choice of word) is not from arm nr 8, its from the arm nr 9.

Just by seeing how its connected i know that im not gonna change that by myself ;)

The site where the bluprints from are pretty known in Sweden, and they have discontinued just that part.

 

The sound i hear when i drive slowely is more like a klonking sound (is that an English word?)

And i hope its because of that part part that needs to be changed.

 

i have tried to find the part that needs to be changed down at the footwell but havent had any luck yet.

I cant even find it on the blueprint....

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No luck :(

 

But here you have a pic a at least.

Its the black thing thats has the purple thing on it that makes the noise.

Its located on the left in the passenger fototwell.

 

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I'm trying to visualize where we looking, it that looking up at the bottom of the heater box?

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To be honest, im not sure how the heater box looks like :blush:

But i found this pic :)

 

passenger+footwell1454002796.jpg

On the upper left you can see the purple/pink thing.

 

To get there this foam part has to be removed

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Sry for my bad explanation :blush:

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Does anybody have an suggestion regarding parts number?

 

Try looking here: http://www.sunsetporscheparts.com/auto-parts/2000/porsche/boxster/roadster-s-trim/3-2l-h6-gas-engine/hvac-cat/evaporator-and-heater-components-scat

 

Remember, some parts are not available separately, you may need to buy a larger component to get it.

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Thanks JFP

I have been looking at that pic Before but nothing looks like the right one.

10 or 11 is my best bet.

 

does it help if get some better pics?

 

And thanks for the help!

 

 

*edit*

I hope its ok to link to other Porshe pages, this is on a 996 http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Porsche-996-997-Carrera/103-ELEC-HVAC_Motor/103-ELEC-HVAC_Motor.htm

Pic nr 5 there you see the actuator with nr 99657392100 that sometimes is called green. And 99657391900 that i think is the Purple one.

 

*edit*

Got it!!

G99657391900.jpg

 

The thing was to do a search on 99657391900 instead of 996-573-91-00 :)

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Thanks JFP

I have been looking at that pic Before but nothing looks like the right one.

10 or 11 is my best bet.

 

does it help if get some better pics?

 

And thanks for the help!

 

Well, you can try sending your photograph to the dealer's parts department, and maybe they can give you a better answer.

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