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2003 Boxster S rocks (gravel) in parking brake drum


Vehicle Information: Year: 2003; Engine (type, size, modifications): 3.2; Total Mileage: 2400;

Yesterday, as I pulled into my driveway, I heard a continuous metal-to metal squeal. I stopped and it stopped but resumed as I drove the last 20 feet. I called the dealer where I only recently bought the car (Bend, Oregon) and was told to call Roadside Assistance. I did so and when the tow truck arrived, I drove the car a few feet into position for loading without the noise recurring. My car was transported to Sunset Imports in Beaverton, Oregon. The service manager called me a few hours later and said the problem had been corrected and that the repair bill was $127.42. The invoice stated that the right rear wheel, caliper and rotor had been removed and small rocks removed from the parking brake drum. The road leading to my driveway (about 300 yards long) and my driveway (about 100 feet) are gravel. I intend to travel these distances very slowly but is there anything else I can do to minimize this problem? Is the removal of the caliper and rotor difficult? Any special tools?

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