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    Wheel bearing question

    I've got a whirring noise from the rear of my 99 986 which the mechanic seems to think is a wheel bearing. Sounds right to me: noise occurs only at speed independent of engine speed.

    My question is: other than the really annoying sound (which I can't really hear with the top down), is there any risk to driving the car for a few weeks without repair? Could the bearing completely fail in a way that would immobilize the car? The reason is that I'm selling it this summer when my 997s arrives and would just as soon not (a) loose another week of summer driving, and (b) have the bother.

    Thanks.

    Re: Wheel bearing question

    I'm sorry to hear that it is a 1999 car. I have a friend who went through the same problem with her Boxster recently. It is a known defect and must be replaced. Since it is now out of warranty, you know the exercise...(take out wallet, remove card...) I think if you posted this on the Boxster forum you would get a faster reply. The 997 group should not ordinarily know of this issue.

    dan

    Re: Wheel bearing question

    Thanks, will do.

     
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