Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-10-2016, 07:14 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Columbia SC
Posts: 50
Garage
Starter Grind

2002 Boxster. From time to time when starting I hear a "grinding" sound reminiscent of an "over cranking" starter. I attempt to find a sweet spot to disengage the ignition switch, but doesn't seem to matter. Could be coincidental, but seems to occur more with warm engine. It usually occurs when I'm at a gas station and there's a 30 year old blonde at the pump next to mine checking out the cool car with the dorky owner grinding the **************** out of the starter.

samg1965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2016, 07:20 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: It's a kind of magic.....
Posts: 5,160
Most likely your Bendix drive on the starter is getting stuck. Pulling the starter, cleaning the drive, and lubricating it will end the issue.
__________________
Anything really new is invented only in one’s youth. Later, one becomes more experienced, more famous – and more stupid.” - Albert Einstein
JFP in PA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2016, 09:10 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Emerald City
Posts: 885
Garage
I had the same issue. As JFP said it isn't your switch operation, it's the starter itself not disengaging. You can either clean and lubricate it, or do what I did and just put another one in. I got a starter from an 08 cayman for 50 bucks.
jdraupp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2016, 01:25 PM   #4
1997, PCA Riverside
 
rexcramer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Upland, CA
Posts: 1,097
Garage
It makes sense that it would occur more with the engine up to temp. The metal expands as it gets hotter.

rexcramer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page