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Power Steering

Does my car have an electronic power steering?

Metallic sounding rattle right front near top of cowl

This issue is driving me crazy and, literally, ruining the ownership experience for me.  I’m used to sports cars (Brits, Italian, German), German sedans (primarily Audi and BMW) and have never run into this kind of problem.  If you have any thoughts, please let me know.

Re:  2014 Boxster

Do you need to perform an alignment after replacing the strut?

I am getting completely oppsite answer from two reputable indy shop that's both recommanded by PCA. One told me that it should always be performed after strut replacement and the other tells me as long as the "bicentric balance" of the car it should be ine. 

Bilstein strut vs OEM Strut

My rear right strut is bleeding and thus need replacing. I am a little confused, however, as to the difference between OEM strut and the Bilstein B4 and B6 strut. The OEM strut seems to be going at a much higher price then both B4 and B6 at reputable vendors. But research seems to show that B4 is basically exactly the same as OEM which is also made by Bilstein and B6 is an upgrade. So would it be a no brainer to go for the B4 and a good idea to consider B6 as an upgrade?

clicking noise rear suspension

Model: Boxster S, Year:2002, Mileage:50K, Type of use:Street use only
2002 boxster S with 50k miles everything is original.Going over rough road I hear a clicking nose from theright rear suspension. I've had 911's for 25 years and know the sound from bad cv's. Is there something else back there that can be causing this click. It almost sounds like a bad shock. Thanks

Grinding front end

Model: Boxster, Year:2003, Mileage:18000, Type of use:Street use only
I have owned my 03 Boxster for 3 months and I just noticed a gringing noise when stopped or at low speeds when I turn my wheels from left to right.

bump stops are deterioration

Model: boxster, Year:1997, Mileage:67000, Type of use:Street use only
the bump stops on the front are deteriorating and one is gone. Is there a way to replace these without removing the struts?

Suspension "Squeak"

Model: Boxster, Year:2003, Mileage:50,000, Type of use:Street use only
I get a "squeaking" sound from my front suspension like we used to get years ago when we had to gease the suspension. It only seams to hapeen after I've driven for a while and its only noticible at low speed when going over uneven pavment and when I get out of the car and unweight it.I remember in the 1980's have the sway bar bushings sprayed with some kind of lubricant to stop the sqweaking sound. Could this be the problem and the fix?

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