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Old 01-31-2015, 11:11 AM   #1
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What do you guys think of this starter?

My starter is screeching more and more frequently. I have to do some work on my engine, that will give me good access to the starter, so I should replace it then. I have a Tiptronic trans and this stater specifies for that trans.

100 New Starter for Boxster Tiptronic Trans High Torque 1 8KW One yr Warranty | eBay

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Old 01-31-2015, 11:22 AM   #2
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Yours probably doesn't need replacing. The Bendix can hang up and not retract fast enough after the engine fires. IIRC, there's a DIY here to lube it.
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:36 AM   #3
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The starter job is a pain due to location just so you know. I replaced mine but steve is correct on this. What youre hearing is the bendix drive not retracting. I replaced mine with a salvage unit from an 08 cayman. 50 bucks on ebay.
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Old 01-31-2015, 01:31 PM   #4
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Yours probably doesn't need replacing. The Bendix can hang up and not retract fast enough after the engine fires. IIRC, there's a DIY here to lube it.
Yeah it turns the engine over perfectly fine, just doesn't retract in time like you said.

However like jdraupp said, it's not easy to get to and I don't want to have to pull it back out in 6 months and lube it again.

I will try to find that DIY thread and see how long the lube job has lasted for people.


EDIT: If I do go replacement route, what do you think of the starter I'm looking at?


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Old 01-31-2015, 02:20 PM   #5
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I used the word "starter" in the search, gave me 6 pages to look through and I didn't see the DIY on the starter.

I did see where people had the starter rebuilt and the noise came back fairly soon, one of them was 2 weeks later.

Think I'll stick with the new starter route.
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Old 01-31-2015, 02:32 PM   #6
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Try here...

Kram,
I searched for "lubricate starter bendix" and got these threads.

http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/25477-strange-startup-sound.html

grinding noise on start..
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Have you checked at the local auto parts store? You can usually get a good price, long warranty and if something isn't right you can bring it back.
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:36 AM   #8
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My 4 choices from local auto parts stores. All of them remanufactured starters, cost more, not in stock, core charge and has to be shipped, so I would be paying shipping cost and tax on them.

NAPA AUTO PARTS

Duralast Import/Starter 17319 at AutoZone.com

Ultima 12418 - Starter | O'Reilly Auto Parts

ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured 17319: Upgrade with the best Starter at Advance Auto Parts
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Both advance and autozone have lifetime warranties.
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I'd pay the extra $33 at Autozone, deal face to face with the vendor and score a lifetime warranty, but that's just me.
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