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Old 12-19-2017, 03:21 PM
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the shifter movement was a typical problem with the old 914 when the engine mounts cracked. The engine would actually leap off the engine bar and the shifter would move back in your hand. Very disconcerting
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:54 PM
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Thanks for the discussion. The shifter does not move. So, I am focusing in on the trailing arms. Is there anything else I should consider repairing/replacing while I’m there?
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Old 12-19-2017, 09:50 PM
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Check that the strut bushings at the top are intact and that there is no slop anywhere in the suspension. Also shine a light on all visible rubber bushings and replace them if there are cracks in them. I assume you already have bounced the rear end up and down by pushing down on the fenders listening for loose bushings.
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Old 12-20-2017, 03:23 AM
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I did bounce the car as much as possible. Lots of squeaks but no rattles or clunks.
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Old 12-20-2017, 12:23 PM
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Symptoms aren't right for trailing arms, but they are inexpensive and do wear, so if I were you I'd replace them. Don't forget to report back in this thread.
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:39 PM
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I will report back, but my indi is out until January so it may be a while. Thanks for all the great advice.
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Zky Captain View Post
I did bounce the car as much as possible. Lots of squeaks but no rattles or clunks.
I don't get squeaks. Could be dry shocks or bad bushings.
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:03 PM
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I know that this thread is older but wanted to add. I replaced both rear trailing arms with no effect. Next will be the drop links and then if no effect the control arms. Noise is really frustrating.
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Zky Captain View Post
I will report back, but my indi is out until January so it may be a while. Thanks for all the great advice.
If your car hasn’t had the original motor mount replaced, I can bet money it’s shot. I have an 02 S with about 60k on it. I had a clunk on acceleration (shifter did not move) but could be felt, replaced my motor mount and all was good. Mine was so dead, the internal rubber bushing simply fell out. If yours is original, it would be good to replace with the 987 version, either way.
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:33 PM
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the control arms that run front to rear, like the ones in the top of the post? that is usually always the problem, but if you could describe the problem again, maybe one of use could further comment, assume that you checked the cv joints correct?
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