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Starter sounds like I am trying to start it with the motor on really noisy and must be hurting the teeth on the gear What can I say I'm a female The car is a Boxter 2001

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Your starter has obviously failed. The only fix is a replacement.
The solenoid on the starter sounds as if it is not engaging the starter teeth fully into the flywheel... or the teeth are damaged.
In any case, a new starter is requierd soon to prevent damage to the flyweel and additional costs!
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Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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    blueextc3221 Feb 09, 2009

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