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'99 Boxster Taking Longer To Start


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I installed a new Interstate battery in my '99 Boxster in March of this year and within the last two weeks have noticed that it is taking longer for the car to start. My car used to fire up in a couple of cranks and now it is taking several seconds for it to finally start. The battery does not seem low as it keeps cranking the motor until it starts without slowing down. Any thoughts on what could be happening?

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You can rule out your battery as the problem. You have a fuel supply or possibly an ingnition problem. You would have to give a lot more informathin and symptons to narrow it down ( I.E. runs rough, dogs on acceleration, only happens when it's hot, etc, etc, anything). BTW, do you have an CEL?

Regards, PK

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Plugs replaced at 74K miles currently 83K miles on car, will replace plugs at 90K service. No CEL and car runs fine after it starts, plenty of power, smooth acceleration, no smoke from exhaust and no rough idle. Car runs at normal temp, gas mileage hasn't varied. Took it out today and it started right up this morning after a couple of cranks like normal.

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It just dawned on me that I've had two different mechanics involved in trying to solve a fuel gauge issue and one replaced the sending unit but didn't fix the gauge and the other found the first mechanic didn't tie wrap the hoses to the sending unit as they are supposed to be and didn't line the sending unit up to the correct line. Unfortunately he didn't solve the gauge issue either and what he did made the gauge read even more off. The hard starting began not long after the work was done. Any relation to the sending unit and what is happening?

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