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Starter problem or battery issue?

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This has been happening for a while, and I'm wondering if it's a problem or not- I've noticed that when I turn the key to start the car, the car starts up right away without hearing the starter cranking. I thought when you turn the key, you're supposed to hear the car crank and then turn over? It seems as if it just turns over right away and skips the cranking part. Is this normal? The battery is a Sears Diehard Int'l and is only about 2.5 yrs old, so I don't think it is the battery. Any ideas?

Car is an 01 Boxster.

Thanks in advance.

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Kind of an interesting observation for sure. If the car starts then obviously the starter is cranking and all is well but start solenoids can stick causing the starter to stay attached to the flywheel. Although I have never experienced that with my car I had a Vw that did this and believe me, you knew there was something wrong!

There is nothing wrong with your battery, so don't worry how it applies.

Often you can here the high torque of the starter continue to spin after it disengages from the flywheel. Is this the sound that may be "missing" from normal operation for you? If so we may have a stuck starter and others may be able to comment from experience what symptoms that would show and how to confirm it.


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