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  1. Thank you for the reply The throttle body has been cleaned. Two other throttle bodies were installed on the vehicle. The issue did not change. Many owners, their dealers and independent shops have attempted to diagnosis this issue by checking the vehicles systems, replacing parts and then finally trying to "guess" what the issue could be. An example of this is the cycling of the ignition switch. I bet that one is not in the Porsche repair manual. I am well aware of the IMS issue. I cant imagine the frustration and expenses so many owners have dealt with in past years due to that one. I have had several Porsches over the years; Boxsters, Caymans and 911s. I am now concerned that my inexperience may result in some future mistake should I purchase a vehicle that has some of these issues. Would you mind sharing with me the other "known issues" .
  2. Sorry for the abnormally slow response. Covid, and family issues have kept me from dealing with this problem. It is now a year from my last post and I am still dealing with this issue I took the car to Porsche of Nashville last fall. They tested the throttle body, wiring, etc. They say it could be the DME. Replacement costs are in the multiple thousands. I have read about so many owners who have experienced this problem. Solutions seem to the problem seem to be the exception. Replacement of parts that don't fix the problem seem to be the norm. I only recall seeing one example where the DME seemed to be a part of getting the vehicles back on the road. It is my understanding that Porsche had now awarded the 986 "classic car" designation. Is there a chance that PCNA would take up the issue and offer direction and support to owners? .
  3. I have the same problem with the P1502 code on my 2000 Boxster. My car is the base model, not the S. Is the P1502 problem and the on/off ignition switch fix limited to the S? I had a bad ignition switch last year. I replaced the switch with a aftermarket part. Could the ignition switch be a reason for the limp mode and 1502 code? My car runs great once I clear the codes while the engine is running. Once the engine is turned off, the limp mode returns and the P1502 code I took my car to an independent garage yesterday. They want $2500 to replace the throttle body. They said that this could fix the problem or may just be the first step I would really appreciate some help!! Bob
  4. Progress! i got the car started. It was still in limp mode. Cleared the codes while running. Limp mode cleared! Took car for 30 minute drive. Ran well! Turned car off, restarted and limp mode returned. Car also seemed to be stumbling. Clear codes and back to normal. I believe that the throttle position sensor is the problem. Any thoughts on the diagnosis? Still does not explain the problem I have experience with the starter.
  5. Thank you for the reply. i have added vehicle info ot the post. My gut tells me that the issue is the throttle. I pressed the throttle when it started and died. I thought this might have created the problem. Do you have any advice how to check the throttle?
  6. My Boxster is sick Vehicle ; 2000 Boxster 5 speed 74K miles A few months ago, the starter would not engage when trying to start car. It would start and run perfectly after 3-4 attempts. I checked brake and clutch interlock switches. They seemed to be working correctly. I suspected a starter issue. I had replaced the ignition switch a couple of years ago. Car started last Saturday after 3-3 attempts. Ran great. Parked car, came back 3-4 hours later, dash lights flickered when I tried to start. Car finally started, ran for a few seconds then died. This occurred 2-3 times. Car then started. Pulled into garage. Car would only rev up to about 1600 RPM. Found P1502 code. Cleared code and attempted to restart. Starter still engages sporadically but did start. Still in limp mode. I would appreciate any suggestions on how to proceed to get the car back on road! Bob
  7. My 2000 Boxster, with 5 speed, has developed a problem starting. A couple of weeks ago, the car would not turn over. Dash lights came on, horn blows, etc. No noise from engine or starter. After a few tries, the car did start. Today, the car turned over, started, then died within a second. Now it will not turn over at all. I have heard that there could be several sources of problem like this. Looking for assistance! Bob
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