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Old 05-15-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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Exclamation Warm engine problems

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I have boxter 2001 , and I am enjoin every second of it,
But lately, I have had 3 episodes of the car not starting at all after a drive. I haven't had any problems with it starting cold, but after a drive, whether long or short, the car would sometimes not start when turning the key. If the normal starting noise is "kchikchikchikchi.... vroooomm", then what I am getting is just "kchikchikchikchi......". As I tried repeatedly to start it, sometimes the car would appear to have started but would then stall straight away. The previous two episodes, I was able to get the car started after about ten minutes of doing nothing - of not trying to start it.

I find that the car would just ""kchikchikchikchi......" if I keep trying to start it. If I leave it for 5 minutes, and then try, it would "kchikchikchikchi...... vroom" but then stall straight away. If I leave it for long enough, it would start (the first two times at least). The third episode happened mid-night tonight. I couldn't get it started at all despite leaving it alone for 30minutes at a time.I am very frustrated.can some one HELP me please.

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Old 05-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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How old is your battery?
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:26 AM   #3
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My battery is fine .
I also changed the crank shaft and it didn't help.
Any other sugections?
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:38 AM   #4
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Essi, your rude response to a reasonable suggestion re: the battery (I also changed the crankshaft....) pretty well ensures nobody is going to want to help you out.

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Old 05-21-2013, 12:45 PM   #5
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ESSI could you make that noise again? You did it good!!
Fuel or spark- which is it not getting?...maybe your fuel pump's on it's way out??? This is where a highly skilled mechanic can save you money as opposed to 'diagnosis by replacement' of numerous parts $$$$.
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No offense taken, ESSI is just answering the question and to the point.

Have you ever replaced your ignition switch?
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:07 PM   #7
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Check the battery cables for corrosion and tight connections at the battery and at the connection in the engine compartment and at the starter. The starter is above your crankshaft. Failing that and since we all know your battery is good and you are going to check the ignition switch, have the starter tested.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:22 PM   #8
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My vote is for starter (solenoid in particular). Cold=OK, hot=no start

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