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Old 06-23-2007, 06:50 PM   #1
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Few issues with a 98 Boxster

I have a few issues with a 98 boxster. First of, the car won't start. Battery is ok, but the car won't crank. I'm assuming its the starter. I bought a starter off of ebay to install, but when I went to install it, I can't put the roof up to access the motor. I have had the hard top on for about a year and have not had a reason to operate the top.
When I tried to put the top up, it would not move, no noise, nothing. I'm thinking that maybe its the motor. My question is, is there a way to manually put the top up, to be able to access the engine?

I appreciate any help.

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Old 06-23-2007, 06:55 PM   #2
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Don't know what the problem is with your 1998. But the 986 has a cronic problem with the ignition switch. Have you ruled out the switch before moving on to the starter?
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:40 PM   #3
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My ignition switch does all kinds of crazy stuff......my head lights wount work, AC wount blow air,....... but all of it is fixed by moving the key about 1/4 of an inch back where it makes little clicking noise and everything works again.

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