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Old 10-25-2015, 12:10 PM   #1
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strange noise after engine starts...

hello again!!

Today after the engine starts normally, a strange loud noise with duration 1 second is coming up from the car....what is that? is it a symptom? of IMS?

started worried....


note that...did that noise come up once before while I was trying to swtich on the car the engine failed to start then I turn the key again and the car goes on normally but this was 2 weeks ago.
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Old 10-25-2015, 12:16 PM   #2
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Sound like this?
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Old 10-25-2015, 05:59 PM   #3
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Yup, probably the starter solenoid getting sticky. Solution 1: change the starter. Solution 2: take the starter out, take it apart, clean the parts , new lithium grease, and Bob's yer uncle! Piece o' cake!
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The common starter screech immediately came to mind. I'm starting to think they all do it. Both of mine do occasionally. I'm guessing that's what you're hearing.
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I guess I know what my next project is. I really dig how just reading this forum thread cost me money.

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I guess I know what my next project is. I really dig how just reading this forum thread cost me money.
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You're exactly right!

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YES!!! exactly that sound!!!

What is that? is it the starter? any DIY video?
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Yup, probably the starter solenoid getting sticky. Solution 1: change the starter. Solution 2: take the starter out, take it apart, clean the parts , new lithium grease, and Bob's yer uncle! Piece o' cake!
Piece o' cake for you!!!! I dont have such a knowledge and exprerience !! could you help me on that? solution 2??
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Try this

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Be sure to disconnect the battery before beginning the repair.
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Definitely one of the easier jobs. I had to purchase the 18" extension for my 15mm socket. I of course thought that wasn't needed and tried from the top. What a mistake, I started accidentally yanking hoses out and removing hoses and I still couldn't get the bottom bolt off.

If you follow pelican's instructions it's straightforward.


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How much is the starter?
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Autozone special.. $134 with $50 core exchange. It took them 1 day to get the part in.

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need a video or instructions how to get to the starter for 2004 boxster with glass window!

thank you all

Also I would like to ask you what tools must have ?
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need a video or instructions how to get to the starter for 2004 boxster with glass window!

thank you all

Also I would like to ask you what tools must have ?
People have posted both in this thread. Did you bother to look at those posts? Everything you've asked for is contained in those videos and writeups. Here's a link to the pelican article which has been referenced. If this looks too confusing or difficult, bite the bullet and take it in to a shop. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Boxster_Tech/83-ELEC-Starter_Replacement/83-ELEC-Starter_Replacement.htm&ved=0CCYQFjACahUKEwjL-5fXpvDIAhVB1CYKHdkUCNs&usg=AFQjCNE-hRacdzXIB7_bN9vLSAmZ--9arA&sig2=KczwjeX4e8sM-0BzLy24XA

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