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After  letting the car without a tender for the battery the battery was completely drawn. Charged it. Showing 12.9+ volts ans the car won't turn. Battery gauge shows 12 + volts. Correction, it won't turn..

Any ideas?

 

996 MY 99 6 stick shift.

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The battery been dead for, I think, more that 2 weeks. The key fobs are not working for a long time and I was able to start the car with the non working key fob..

Will check the fuses. Where are those fuses located, on the fuse box by the driver's side foot-well? The foot clutch safety switch was working on the last tie the car ws started. After the battery was drained drained and charged , the car did turn/start, but after doing a complete battery charge, it won't turn.

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Things that are left unused for a long period sometimes don't work as they should when re-connected.  What is the voltage reading from the battery and does it drop when you try and turn the key to energise the starter? 

 

As Ashai said it could be the clutch switch.  Depress the clutch a few times and operate the starter switch a few times, it might clean up the contacts.   

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Update:

 

Fuses OK. By-passed clutch switch..... Running.

Thinking of by-passing the clutch switch for good.

 

Volts reaching battery 14+, volts at jump points (engine trunk) 14+.

Will drive the car and see if battery (Optima) will hold charge.

 

THANKS FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE EVERYBODY.

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That's good news.

 

The clutch switch could fail intermittently when it starts to go bad. You may want to replace it with a new one and make sure you hear it clicking at the end of the clutch pedal travel. There's some small adjustment that can be made on the mounting screw. The switch does provide some safety if you accidentally crank the car when in gear.

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  • 1 year later...

My 2003 996 Cab is exhibiting intermittent problem I think is related to clutch switch. On occasion, after depressing clutch, engine barely turns over, acting as if battery is dead. Battery has been tested and is fine. I'm not sure why clutch must be depressed all the way to the floor when switch appears to pop out after first inch of clutch pedal travel. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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  • 1 month later...
On 3/5/2015 at 4:55 PM, hi8ha said:

Update:

 

Fuses OK. By-passed clutch switch..... Running.

Thinking of by-passing the clutch switch for good.

 

Volts reaching battery 14+, volts at jump points (engine trunk) 14+.

Will drive the car and see if battery (Optima) will hold charge.

 

THANKS FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE EVERYBODY.

How do you bypass clutch switch?

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Figure 1 in the second link Schnell posted above, remove the two wires from the grey switch and bridge the two terminals of the wires with a bare metal paper clip. Just make sure you put the gear in neutral before you crank the engine.

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