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Old 09-04-2009, 08:52 AM   #1
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Short Squeak on start-up

This just started. On start up AND when accelerating away (or when pushing down the throttle) I hear a very short squeak. Seems to be coming from the right side of the engine? Just put on a new belt...so maybe waterpump?

Saw an old thread that even indicated that it could be a loose sparkplug and air is rushing into the gap. I just cleaned the coil packs so......who knows?!
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:52 AM   #2
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This just started. On start up AND when accelerating away (or when pushing down the throttle) I hear a very short squeak. Seems to be coming from the right side of the engine? Just put on a new belt...so maybe waterpump?

Saw an old thread that even indicated that it could be a loose sparkplug and air is rushing into the gap. I just cleaned the coil packs so......who knows?!
Did the squeaking start with the new belt?
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:55 AM   #3
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Noises never end with Boxsters

Hi, sometimes I get a squeak at start up also sounding like a slipping belt and never hear it again while driving.


When I get the squeak at start up I don't get the loose chain noise so many hear.


Anyone have a clue?????????????????????????????????????????????
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:09 AM   #4
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Did the squeaking start with the new belt?
Belt has been in a couple of months now. Have even done a couple of DE's on it too. Just started last week after putting in the new motor mount. It is always something....isn't it?
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Hi, sometimes I get a squeak at start up also sounding like a slipping belt and never hear it again while driving.


When I get the squeak at start up I don't get the loose chain noise so many hear.


Anyone have a clue?????????????????????????????????????????????
Starter's binder. You can replace the starter, or pull it out, take it apart, clean the binder's gunk off, regrease and insert back in. Then reinstall the starter...
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:17 PM   #6
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Starter's binder. You can replace the starter, or pull it out, take it apart, clean the binder's gunk off, regrease and insert back in. Then reinstall the starter...
Yes I am hearing the squeak at start up, but also under acceleration (from a stop) and acceleration under load (although the squeak is not as pronounced).
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:16 PM   #7
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Squeak?

Maybe you should look at the thread titled "Boxster -97 does´nt start..."

Then again, maybe not!
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:51 PM   #8
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So my 2k 2.7l Boxster started squeaking recently.

Intermittently on startup, then after starting out whether in 1st or reverse - seemingly just as, and just after some engine load.

I took it in to Vancouver West Motors, and they couldn't get it to happen. They checked the belt, and pulleys. Even tried a different belt, no problem. Took it for a "spirited boot" with the covers off, still no sign of it. Spark plugs and AOS are fine.

There was no charge, but I was able to produce the squeak on the third and fourth start for them when I picked it up. They asked me to get back to them on Monday.

It does seem to become more common after I have fun, quick driving and high rpm rev matching.

Any suggestions on a direction to point them?
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:46 PM   #9
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My brothers 99 2.5L developed a squeak or chirp on one side of the motor after a track session or spirited canyon carving. Definitely internal. Our trusted indy found seriously worn timing chain tensioner guides. 18 hours of labor later the problem is resolved. His car was probably a few thousand miles away from Ka-Boom. Whew! Bullet dodged.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:56 PM   #10
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Christ, I hope there's a cheaper and less frightening reason!
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