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2000 Porsche Boxster repairs by problem area

Engine (57%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (12%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 143 repairs.
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2000 Porsche Boxster engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (23%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (27%)

< $100 (26%)

Chart based on 77 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2000 Porsche Boxster

Engine not specified

65000 mi

US $200
O2 sensor throwing code, after replacement still throws code.  
70000 mi

US $90
O2 sensors failed. Replaced and turned off CEL with OBD software. 
51000 mi

US $300
Third time for mass air sensor. Tired of fixing it. Now driving with the check engine light on. 

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

250-horsepower 3.2L H6 6-speed manual RWD

80000 mi

US $2500
Repair oil leak. Preventive replacement of IMS bearing and seal with PN ceramic. 
82000 mi

US $80
Replaced oxygen sensor - bank k 1 rear - with Bosch 
89000 mi

US $600
Replace engine mount, cracked rubber, front of engine. 
26000 mi

US $11
Ignition switch replacement 
85000 mi had to clean MAF sensor, for codes 1128,1130 
85000 mi had to reset codes again 
85000 mi would not pass inspection with P codes. put in a good tank of gas and problem cleared after a reset 
96600 mi

US $12000
Cylinder heads, main bearing, clutch 
89000 mi

US $1954
Leaking water pump was replaced. thermostat replaced due to concern it was not functioning properly. 
91000 mi

US $290
oil tube cracked and leaking. Tube replaced. 
89000 mi

US $120
Air Oil Seperater failed causing oil to enter intake manifold causing smoke out the tailpipe  
213500 mi

US $1200
significant oil consumption and leakage. A number of contributing problems were found, including damaged bellows, breather hoses, spark-plug tubes (unique to this motor). 
59000 mi

US $500
Vacuum leak due to cracked hoses.  
66000 mi

US $400
Water pump replaced. Independent Porsche mechanic replaced for only parts cost because he had replaced water pump 18 months ago and it should not have failed, so he ate the labor.  
76000 mi

US $500
oil leak onto catalytic converter, due to decayed spark plug tube seals. Parts were replaced. 
88200 mi

US $400
coolant reservoir replacement because tank cracked 
87300 mi

US $400
replaced motor mount.  
15000 mi

US $350
Replacement of seals that keep oil out of fuel mixture. 
51000 mi

US $3600
replaced the clutch and replaced the bearing between the engine and transmission which showed wear 
42000 mi

US $48
plastic end of ignition switch failed - cracked 
47000 mi Check engine light; fault code was for faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor; sensor cleaned and replaced and codes cleared 
67000 mi

US $500
All 4 oxygen sensors were replaced due to check engine light on. 
60760 mi Unusual exhaust noise when idle or low rev Problem came from heat shield around catalytic converter tube. Removed heat shield.  
74180 mi

Oil leak at RMS (Rear Main Seal). Requires removal of transmission & flywheel to be changed. Replaced clutch at the same time. 
24000 mi

US $89
Bad O2 sensor replaced 
58900 mi

C $1300
Cooling was less effective than new. Water pump replaced, along with thermostat. 
58900 mi Leak in cooling system....no trouble found....noticed on next trip with car 

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

250-horsepower 3.2L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

71000 mi

US $1200
Air/Oil separator 
75200 mi Fuel vapor vent malfunction; did NOT repair; reset "check engine" light 
83200 mi

US $672
Engine noise due to bad idler pulleys and tensioner. All pulleys and belt were replaced. 

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

217-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

30000 mi

US $1000
Crack in the coolant reservoir, losing coolant. 
30000 mi

US $100
Ignition key switch went out 
43000 mi

US $650
air-water separator 
45000 mi

US $2000
Rear Main Seal 

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

217-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

54000 mi

US $200
replace ignition switch 
155440 mi

US $90
cam sensor bank 1 replaced; reset CEL. 
156040 mi

US $20
coolant overflow bottle cap [update to current style] 
113000 mi

US $280
CEL with P1128 and P1130. Replaced AOS (Air Oil Separator) to resolve. 
133000 mi

US $50
Coolant leak from from the front of the engine as noted from the puddle of antifreeze under the car. This has yet to be repaired, and it's sitting in my garage waiting for me to find some spare time. 
54600 mi

US $1500
Water pump blew at track. 
67000 mi pulleys tensioners and belt 
69000 mi Air Oil Separator Failure 
69000 mi

US $700
Water pump replacement 
74400 mi Waterpump replaced earlier this year was leaking. Shop replaced under warranty. 
82000 mi

US $1200
Leaking coolant reservoir was replaced.  
56000 mi

US $270
Mass Air Flow sensor- Problem diagnosed by dealer at no charge. Repaired by owner, approx. repair cost $270. 
59000 mi

US $580
Replaced cracked coolant tank. 
47000 mi

US $300
Coolant reservoir. 
47000 mi

US $300
CEL codes. 
98000 mi

US $475
Leaking spark plug tubes 
103000 mi

US $1250
water pump failed 
124000 mi

US $1800
Air oil separator failed - needed to be replaced. Fouled spark plugs also need to be replaced, not yet done. Found all four O2 sensors had also failed. 
132800 mi

US $800
Mass air flow sensor failed - replaced. Cracked oil filler tube - repaired. 
144500 mi

US $1917
Check engine light 
154000 mi

US $1500
Replace ignition switch module. 
65720 mi

Water pump replaced radiator overfill tank, hoses replaced. 
71300 mi Check engine light appeared after exhaust backfired and lost power and compression in 2nd gear. Filled gas tank full with premium gas of 98 octane. Car ran good again but check engine light still on. Mechanic cleaned sensor for free. 
71000 mi

US $500
Cracked coolant over-flow tank was diagnosed and replaced. owner bought part at dealer, $326. installed by independent shop $150 
75000 mi

US $59
Air-Oil Separator was the cause of the previous 'squeal'. AOS failure a common problem with this car, this age and mileage. repaired by owner 
34000 mi

US $2400
Coolant bottle failed, dumped more than 50% of coolant in rear trunk and on garage floor. Did NOT happen while in motion. No engine damage. Vehicle was returned to me with a big dent in the door also. Fixed by dealer at no charge. 
76300 mi

US $2000
engine warning light 
69100 mi

US $120
Replaced Engine mount DIY 
73000 mi

US $300
AOS failed: 200$ 
77300 mi

US $200
Replace Oil Filler tube 
80100 mi

US $300
Oil filler tube broke. After repair still leaks. 
89000 mi

US $1100
water pump was making noise, bearing/pump replaced 
110300 mi

US $650
ignition swirch/unit failed and replaced 
114000 mi

US $1200
radiator cracked, replaced by dealer 
117000 mi

US $960
MAF failure identfied by CEL and new air filter installed 
126000 mi

US $125
CEL: code P0430. Dealer says new catalytic converter needed 
89000 mi

US $1000
Air Oil Separator (AOS)failed, AOS replaced.Spark plugs fouled, replaced.  
89000 mi

US $1600
thermostat stuck, engine overheated. 
89000 mi

US $800
losing coolant, water pump removal revealed impeller fins worn off. 

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

42160 mi

Regular service discovered MAF faulty and needed replacing. Replaced oil filler neck. 

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