The Porsche is an elegant and well-known brand of luxury vehicles. Over the years, the cars produced have developed a dedicated and loyal following. Porsche is known for speed, design, and for being excellently engineered. However, even cars as nice as a Porsche can experience some issues from time to time. It is possible to reduce the amount of issues you experience with your vehicle, though. Through regular services and maintenance, your car can last for a long time and suffer from very few issues. Yes, you still may have an occasional problem, but through following the recommended services located in the owner’s manual, you can catch many issues before they become too severe. It is important to make sure to visit a mechanic that you not only trust, but that is familiar with working on Porsches. If they are familiar with working on your type of vehicle, they will know what to pay extra attention to when you bring it in for service.
When dealing with the Porsche, it has been common for drivers to complain about the driveshaft center support. The driveshaft center support is also commonly referred to as the propeller shaft support. The driveshaft support in your Porsche is a complex and unique part of your car. It has a special design, but it can be a bit tricky to understand and to replace if ever it begins to fail on you. Understanding the role that the center driveshaft support plays in your car will help you to know what signs to look out for should it ever begin to fail.
What is the Driveshaft Support?
The driveshaft in your car is a long bar that transfers torque. This part needs to be durable because it is frequently experiencing torsion and is being stressed in many different ways. When the driveshaft is not performing correctly, there is the likelihood that the cause can be traced back to the driveshaft support center. The driveshaft center support is a really important component to the proper function of the driveshaft and when it not working correctly it can cause problems.
The driveshaft support is what helps to reduce the vibration and movement of the driveshaft when it is spinning. Unfortunately, the rubber used in the support usually fails much sooner than it should. The rubber can crack and tear due to the nature of the job and the age of the material. Unfortunately, this failure is solely as a result of the nature of the part’s job, so there isn’t much in the way of preventive measures to take to slow this degradation.
When the rubber in the driveshaft support starts to fail, it can cause vibrations in the center console to occur. This is especially so when you accelerate your vehicle. Over time, this vibration can get worse and there is potential for the vibration to turn into a knocking sound.
If you notice a vibrating coming from the center console, or you are hearing a knocking noise, it is probably time for you to get the driveshaft support inspected. Typically, the best solution for repairing a driveshaft center support is to have the part replaced. A mechanic will be able to do this for you, and it shouldn’t be too complicated of a procedure for someone with the proper equipment.
How We Can Help
At Import Motorworx, we can inspect the driveshaft support and determine if you will need to replace the part. Located conveniently to Lawndale, Culver City, West Los Angeles, and South Bay, CA residents, our technicians are trained in Porsche repairs and maintenance. Our mechanics have knowledge in the latest technologies in auto repair and will be able to help you determine what the best course of action is for repairing your vehicle.
It can be nerve-wracking when your car’s center console is shaking or you are hearing unfamiliar sounds like knocking. We want to make sure that your car is performing properly so that you are driving safely and to help increase the lifespan of your car. If you would like to learn more about any other services we offer or you would like to schedule an appointment to have the driveshaft support looked at, visit our website or contact our office. A representative at our office will be more than happy to assist you.