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I recently sold my beloved Porsche 911 and bought an '04 Coupe Cambio from a dealer (about a month ago) and just am abosutely enamored by the car but when I test drove it the car would sometimes, (mostly in lower gear shifts), make a slight noise that sounded like a wheel rubbing but that I've since found out, b'c it's more prevelant at times, is a "bearing or bearing joint" or some such in the transmission. The dealer has been great and agreed to fix the noise but says it's fairly common, to get the car in sometime soon but not be too alarmed, and they see this in new and used Coupes and GSports....is this accurate, is it common? Do you guys hear this noise on your cars and if so what's the diagnosis you're getting?

Also, sometimes when I start the car I get about a 10 second hi pitched beep and in the dash, beside the outside temp indicator, a flashing icon that looks like a sun comes on and off....the dealer said this usually indicates a bulb is out but they all appear to be working...any word on flashing suns?

Thanks allot,

Scott

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Scott,
I imagine the 'sun' that you are seeing is actually the snow flake. It is warning you that it is cold enough outside for ice conditions.
...exactly. I believe it comes on around 35F or 37F (can't remember)
 

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The noise sounds like possibly throw-out bearing. Pretty common - there are many threads on it. Not to worry too much if that is issue. Most wait to have fixed/adjusted until time to do clutch, but if dealer has agreed to fix by all means have it done - good time to inspect clutch as well.
 

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Find the long way home and don't be too worried about the little stuff - at least that is what my mechanic tells me - enjoy!
 
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