Do I have a transfer box issue??

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Saffa
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Do I have a transfer box issue??

Post by Saffa » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:55 am

So I am not sure if this is a transferbox issue, seeing as the symptoms does not match what I've read so far on the forums and I've only got 6000 miles on.

When I pull out of a junction or do any sharp turn at low speed with the it is almost like a difflock of sort is on, I can feel the car attempting to fight the turn, sometimes with a noticeable jump and a hop.

Very annoying... at first it was only on full lock turns, but it is getting worse, so every time I have to go around a mini-roundatbout the car is fighting back.

Not spoken to OPC yet.


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Re: Do I have a transfer box issue??

Post by mark-yorkshire » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:35 pm

Saffa wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:55 am
So I am not sure if this is a transferbox issue, seeing as the symptoms does not match what I've read so far on the forums and I've only got 6000 miles on.

When I pull out of a junction or do any sharp turn at low speed with the it is almost like a difflock of sort is on, I can feel the car attempting to fight the turn, sometimes with a noticeable jump and a hop.

Very annoying... at first it was only on full lock turns, but it is getting worse, so every time I have to go around a mini-roundatbout the car is fighting back.

Not spoken to OPC yet.
What wheels and tyres do you have .
2018. Macan SD Volcano Grey
2015 . Macan SD . Agate grey. Sold at 23,000 miles.
2014. Macan SD . Jet black. Sold at 8,000 miles.
2012. 981 Boxster PDK . Agate grey. Sold
2010. 987.2 Cayman PDK. Aqua blue. Sold.


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nsm3
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Re: Do I have a transfer box issue??

Post by nsm3 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:12 pm

Mine has done exactly that from day 1. Now at 2900 miles and still there. I'm waiting for 2 year service to mention or something to go bang?
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Taz
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Re: Do I have a transfer box issue??

Post by Taz » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:17 pm

Might I suggest that you speak to your dealer now. My previous Cayenne had a new transfer box at 14,000 miles and had exactly the same symptoms as you are experiencing. Like you, I thought that it was something that I had to live with but my dealer said it was a problem and did a replacement under warranty.
So when is this ‘old enough to know better’ supposed to kick in ?


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Re: Do I have a transfer box issue??

Post by MCDK » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:23 pm

Sounds more like the Ackerman effect, Goggle it for more detail.


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Re: Do I have a transfer box issue??

Post by Kasfranks99 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:26 pm

Saffa

Your first point I have experienced from day one. It’s only ever noticeable in the winter months and once tyres are warm I don’t get it. Basically it happens when I am pulling out the drive.

Your second point about roundabouts doesn’t sound right to me. I would speak to your OPC.

Interesting to hear the outcome. Assume the problems persist even once tyres are warm?
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Re: Do I have a transfer box issue??

Post by Col M » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:55 pm

Do check this thread

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=6774
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Ian.g
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Re: Do I have a transfer box issue??

Post by Ian.g » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:59 pm

I think this is normal. It is quire disconcerting if you aren’t expecting it


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Re: Do I have a transfer box issue??

Post by jk88 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:05 am

+1 for the Ackerman effect although I don't think I've ever noticed it in my Macan, maybe some cars are more prone than others.

The 911 C4 I had as a loaner the other week was particularly blighted by it, esp in reverse where it just wanted to hop and skip it's way round a radius. Once on the move just fine though.
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nsm3
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Re: Do I have a transfer box issue??

Post by nsm3 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:44 am

I thought the Ackerman effect only made the front wheels skip? Had it on 2 x 911s and a Cayman. I still get that issue at the front on the Macan, although much reduced compared to the others, but the skip/hop occurs at the rear, when pulling away under light power with lock on. Not unduly worried though, that's what the warranty is for? :shock:
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