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

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-04-2017, 03:35 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: south wales
Posts: 4
non starter

'02' 2.7 boxster, the car has been idle for sometime and the window seal wasn't closed properly so the car foot wells are now damp (if this is a problem). the battery that is 1 year old was flat due to lack of use so. last night I jump started it and although the car woke up there wasn't enough charge to turn over the engine only a clicking noise. so I charged the battery overnight and still nothing this morning only the clicking noise. Any help or ideas please.
Sorry if this has been asked previously.

davidlynford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2017, 03:41 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Stow, MA
Posts: 895
Garage
Dead battery. There is at least one shorted cell in it, so no way will it be able to turn the engine over.
__________________
2004 Boxster S Silver - FUNTOY
2002 Boxster Base Guardsy Red - FUNBOX
1987 Caterham Super 7 1700 Supersprint
2009 Mercedes Benz CLK 350 convertible
1941 Dodge Luxury Liner Coupe
Anker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2017, 03:59 AM   #3
Artist, 986S tinkerer
 
NewArt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 1,631
Replace the battery. Easy fix.
__________________
James
2004 986 S
987 air intake TB and plenum, Mantissport 2 litre sump, UDP, Bilstein B6 with H&R lowering spings, re71-rs for track, other stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/user/12shoes2
NewArt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2017, 04:06 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: south wales
Posts: 4
thanks. the battery indicator says that that its fully charged, does this still mean that there could be a shorted cell?
davidlynford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2017, 01:25 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Stow, MA
Posts: 895
Garage
What battery indicator?
__________________
2004 Boxster S Silver - FUNTOY
2002 Boxster Base Guardsy Red - FUNBOX
1987 Caterham Super 7 1700 Supersprint
2009 Mercedes Benz CLK 350 convertible
1941 Dodge Luxury Liner Coupe
Anker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2017, 01:42 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,131
The Clicking is the starter solenoid trying to engage. The starter will not spin without the solenoid engaged. Your battery is no strong enough to get the solenoid to engage.

At this point you have either a bad battery connection or a bad battery. Remove the battery and get it load tested.
dghii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2017, 02:21 PM   #7
Custom User Title Here
 
particlewave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: WA
Posts: 6,087
Garage
Your immobilizer is probably shot, too. It's under the drivers seat with the water.
particlewave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2017, 04:05 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: S.California
Posts: 2,012
The OP is in a very wet area. If the car was stored outside ....There are some threads on opening the Immobilizer and drying it with acetone in desperation.
If it is totally dry in the floor under the seats , Search for "Initialization" and try that.
If that does not work ,it is back to basics - fuel pressure test,CEL codes.
Good luck.
Gelbster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2017, 11:44 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: south wales
Posts: 4
thanks I think its the immobiliser issue
the battery keeps draining I think because of the immobilise as the alarm keeps going off I will dry it out and start from there !!

davidlynford is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clicking , non starter


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 05:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, 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