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1999 Boxster starter replace

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  • 7 months later...

I changed my 97 Boxster starter out a few weeks ago. It is located on top of the engine under the throttle body. First disconnect the negative lead on the battery but make sure you have your radio unlock code ready for when it's reconnected. Remove the throttle body and set aside. Next use a socket rachet to remove the bolts attaching the starter to the engine. The bolt towards the center of the car is easier to access but the bolt towards the passenger side of the car is more of a trick because it's in a tight location. To remove it you need you need a long extension on your rachet to get around several hoses. Make sure you identify how everything is removed while you work to make reassembly easier. :)

Oh by the way I changed the starter because 25% of my starts were followed by a hi pitch whine. When I removed the old starter I found the bearings by the gear worn. This week the battery doesn't seem to have enough juice to turn the starter but the battery checked out fine at the shop. Other posts have identified the ignition switch so thats my next project.

I have 85,000 miles on the car and drive it everyday.

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