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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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
  4. 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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