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Hi'

Yesterday when I wanted to start my Boxster 98' TipTronic I experienced a pretty wierd problem.

The car didnt even try to start, no engine sound or nothing. Just a small click sound from under the car.

I let it relax over night and tried again this morning, nothing had changed.

I tried jump-starting the car without luck.

I thought it might be the ignition switch so I wiggled the car a lot, again no luck.

Then in the end I tried unhooking the battery and immediately the car just started without any problems.

What sort of problem could this be ?

The battery has a status indicator lamp on the actual battery which is green, but my guess so far is a sick battery or some alarm/anti-theft mechanism that locked the car.

Please - any help here is very welcome.

INFO: I had a cracked coolant tank where a lot of coolant splashed onto the wires in the back compartment, but it was cleaned up pretty good and it is now 3-4 months ago.

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If the idiot lights dim alot when you try to start it, probaly battery related. Another common problem is a microswitch on the cluch pedal. However you normal wouldn't hear a click. THis easy to "jump" by putting your head unde the dash, look for a couple of wires going to a small blk box in close proximity the cluth arm...beleive or not I forget how you jump it... If I saw it right now it would come right back to me...invoves a short oiece of wire...some-one help...

pk

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If the idiot lights dim alot when you try to start it, probaly battery related. Another common problem is a microswitch on the cluch pedal. However you normal wouldn't hear a click. THis easy to "jump" by putting your head unde the dash, look for a couple of wires going to a small blk box in close proximity the cluth arm...beleive or not I forget how you jump it... If I saw it right now it would come right back to me...invoves a short oiece of wire...some-one help...

pk

Mine is a TipTronic, but I am curious to the clutch problem. I do hear a pretty loud click every single time I turn the key.

Now it works, but I am taking Lorens advice and having the battery tested, if there is the slightest doubt about the battery I will change it in a instant it's easily a few years old and with winter coming along I guess its one of those things you might as well fix.

But I still doubt its the battery... when I started the car after having unhooked the battery it just started without any problems at all no dimming lights! And I dont think it's the ignition switch either because before I unhooked the battery I wiggled the key to the extent I was afraid I might break something ;)

I read about a fuel pump sensor problem that caused the car not to start and it involved unhooking the battery to reset it ?

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