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Thinking of buying a 2001 boxster. has lots of new parts but…

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Thinking of buying a 2001 boxster. has lots of new parts but the problem I'm seeing is when I shift it hard I mean pop the clutch really getting on it, it kind of bangs.

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?

Clutch makes no noise, shifts very smooth going into all gears. tried putting it into 2nd gear and putting the hand brake on and letting out the clutch it bogged down so I think the clutch is good. just worries me when I shift hard.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Boxster yourself? What have you tried so far?

No haven't done anything to it yet.

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Porsche
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Porsche Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 9 months ago
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Porsche Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 9 months ago

There a few different additives you can put in the trans to help with that, but it does sound like the synchros causing it. They do wear out over time.

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Porsche Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 9 months ago

Did you have any more questions for me at this time?

Thanks again, Ron

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