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Old 10-19-2008, 01:12 PM   #1
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98 Boxster. Wont crank, wont start

It's me again. My 98 Boxster will not turn over. When I turn the key, the accessories all come on. But the engine will not turn over. I have replaced the ignition switch, checked the relays, and replaced the battery.

The engine is not seized, as I heard it turning when I attempted to push-start.

Need help!

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Old 10-19-2008, 01:33 PM   #2
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Bad starter?
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:47 PM   #3
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Push the clutch pedal harder? Do you have a floor mat under it?
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:42 PM   #4
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clutch switch

I checked the clutch switch, it's definately popping out as it should when i push the pedal down.

Can I access the starter from under the car to test that out?
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:51 PM   #5
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Check the clutch switch with a volt ohm meter.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:21 PM   #6
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The starter and solenoid are on top of the motor.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:27 PM   #7
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HI Paul,

I tried to send you a private message, but the system told me your box was full.


Sam (starter/solenoid problem)

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(if you got any documentation on a quick and painless way to open my top (stopped working) would love that too!

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This type of starting issue can also be caused by using a key whose transponder code does match the immobilizer.
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key/transponder

I thought about that key-transponder issue, but it's the same key I've been using for ten years. Is it possible that when my battery went totally dead i created a code or immobilizer issue?

i should mention that when my battery was totally dead, i had to put juice in through the cigarette lighter to get the hood unlocked.

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