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1997 Porsche boxster does not start

The car battery is new, after 2 days of buying a new battery, the car does not crank....Lights on display turn on, but the car does not crank, Help, Thanks

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  • polvaski Feb 14, 2009

    Well, the car lights turn on, the battery is fine its new, but no cranking, and I just replaced the starter at Porsche dealer it was a recall.....so lights turn on, but you turn the key, and no cranking, Thanks in advance.

  • polvaski Feb 15, 2009

    No, the car only has 1,200 miles on it.

  • polvaski Feb 15, 2009

    I keep the car at the garage, so the next day I wanted to use it and it never turned on. Everything turns on like the lights, everything on the dash, but it doesnt crank, and no clicking noise either.

  • polvaski Feb 15, 2009

    I dont have the push button, its the regular type.

  • polvaski Feb 16, 2009

    Hi, the car is a 5 speed, its not automatic. I checked all the fuses under the steering wheel to the left.....is the ecu fuse in a different location, Thanks in advance.

  • polvaski Feb 16, 2009

    I did take out the neg for over 5 minutes, nothing.

  • polvaski Feb 24, 2009

    Hi, the winsdshield wpers go on by thenselves and dont stop until I turn the car off, Help?....

  • shantaram May 01, 2009

    I have a 200 porsche boxster will not start , every so often the alarm beeps twice , new battery, turn ignition on and lights go dim , no crank, help me

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The battery has lost its charge or the terminals are dirty , Have the battery charged and make sure the terminals are clean. To check that the battery charge is low do the following. turn on the driving lights and try to start ,if the lights go dim or out the battery is low. The alternator may be at fault and not charging the battery, make sure the drive belt tension is ok . to test the alternator with the engine running connect a volt meter to the battery terminals, around14 to 15 volts is ok, 12 volts or less the alternator or regulator is at fault.

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Maybe the alternator

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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    Todd Bradshaw Feb 15, 2009

    ok sometimes we have lights even if battery is low new are not but car wont turn over next did you check your fuse box for the crank fuse also check ecu fuse sometimes they have two of them , next im wondering what led up to the day it wounldnt start afer new battery walk me through it driveing and parking for the day or night ? do you have any clicking noise when you turn the key to start the car or do you have one of them push buttons ?

  • Todd Bradshaw
    Todd Bradshaw Feb 16, 2009

    check for a crank or a ecu fuse blowed out

  • Todd Bradshaw
    Todd Bradshaw Feb 16, 2009

    also you may try unhooking battery neg cab for 5 mins also take it out of park a couple of times to d o park d to park then try it.

  • Todd Bradshaw
    Todd Bradshaw Feb 17, 2009

    hello possibles , neutral saftey switch , back in 98 there was a recall on the ignition switch you can contact porsche at 1800 545 8039 next check your fuse box for 2 relays row c relay 2 relay 7 ok let me no tanks

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