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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Porsche Boxster
From the base Boxster to the more powerful Spyder and Black versions, this little drop-top has been a beloved classic in Porsche’s popular high-end sports car line since its inception in 1996. The...

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Shifter linkage not working properly
Hello. If the shifter is stuck in 3rd and 4th gear then most of the time the linkage is the problem. With the engine off you should be able to move the shifter through all of the gears. If not...
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Transmission issue on a 2005 Porsche Boxster
It's not normal. But then again, it is sort of "normal" for a Porsche Boxster with 110,000 miles. They generally don't last that long before their transmissions go out. Every customer of mine that had one with the automatic transmission...
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Smell of coolant outside of car after running, no visable leak
There two places I would recommend checking on this: In the trunk by the coolant cap there is a plastic shield. Remove this and you should see a coolant air relief, or "burp" valve. Sometimes you will see...
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Short Squeaking heard from the engine.
Thanks for writing in about the squeaking sound coming form your 2007 Porsche Boxster. Typically this type of noise is related to a loose alternator or serpentine belt, but commonly appears during acceleration as opposed to deceleration as you're...
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Whistling noise when braking and accelerating
Hello. If the noise occurs when applying the brakes and not moving then you may have a failure in the brake assist. If it only occurs when the vehicle is moving then you may have a failure in one of...
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Steering wheel vibration at high speeds
Hi there. A high speed shake is either caused by an imbalance issue with the tires and wheels or it can be a problem with worn out front end parts or warped hubs. I usually start diagnosing this by road...
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Squealing when decelerating
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 2000 Porsche Boxster. Most of the time this is caused by the pilot bearing in the rear of the crankshaft. When it fails it will make this noise at these times. I usually...
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Car shut off during driving
Hello. It sounds like your 2002 Porsche Boxster lost all battery power. This occurs when the alternator fails and causes the battery to die. It is a common issue. The battery must first be checked and then replaced or recharged....
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Battery drained every 20 days
Hello. If the 2011 Porsche Boxster is not being driven, then this will occur due to the number of modules in the vehicle which will drain the battery. If you drive the vehicle regularly then you may have an issue...
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I want to buy a 2000 Porsche boxster but im scared about the ims going out how can i prevent that?
The majority of intermediate shaft failures is caused by debris getting into the bearings. Opinions vary but I'm of the opinion that if you want to prolong the life of that bearing as well as the entire engine, DO NOT...
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How can I access the rear trunk?
Hi and thanks for your question. The release levers for the trunks are manual and there is a "lock out" plate to prevent them from being released when the car is locked or the driver's door is closed. Use a...

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