Porsche

Porsche repair questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a 98 porsche boxster.. the 2 main issues is when I…

Customer Question
I have a 98 porsche...
I have a 98 porsche boxster.. the 2 main issues is when I shift from 1st to 2nd. It feels like the motor moves. But only does it with that..no other gears
The other problem I'm having is my battery went dead and I tried jump starting it but I didn't go so I went and got a battery from my friend used and I didn't realize the cranking amps wasn't quite what it needed to be so a crank for a few and then stopped and now it makes no noise whatsoever no clicking and I went and got a new battery just to see if that made a difference and it still is not responsive. So prior to all of that happening I charged up the battery and was going to move it and the gas pedal got stuck wide open if you can help me I would appreciate it
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Porsche
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Porsche Question
Answered in 15 hours by:
1/4/2017
Porsche Mechanic: Pete, Technician replied 1 year ago
Pete
Pete, Technician
Category: Porsche
Satisfied Customers: 32,980
Experience: 17 years automotive training and experience.
Verified

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

Sounds like you have a few issues occuring here.

I would have the engine and transmission mounts checked for any issues.Any issues found will need replaced.I would have the fault codes checked with a compatible scan tool that will plug into your model and can communicate with all computers to see what codes are set.Once this is done any codes set will help diagnose the harsh shift as well as the no start here.The no start may be caused by the vehicle security system.In some cases with a good battery connected locking and unlocking a door will reset the security system.In other cases a dealer may have to reset/reprogram the security system.

If the gas pedal was stuck this can be an issue with the pedal itself or in some cases on cable driven systems a fault with the throttle cable needing replaced or carbon build up in the throttle body needing cleaned.This will have to be checked into further to locate and repair this issue here.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service,your 5 star rating is appreciated.You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.Keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair your vehicle without seeing it and I work on delivering the best possible answer from what I see to work with.

Thanks Pete

Ask Your Own Porsche Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a porsche mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Pete Your Own Question
Pete
Pete
Pete, Technician
Category: Porsche
Satisfied Customers: 32,980
32,980 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 17 years automotive training and experience.

Pete is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Sebastian Vizcarra

Sebastian Vizcarra

Porsche Meister Tech

350 satisfied customers

Porsche Factory Certified Master Technician

Matt

Matt

Engineer - BEng Hons

556 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing

PorscheDoc

PorscheDoc

Independent Porsche shop owner

363 satisfied customers

20 years of experience working with Porsche. Independent European shop owner and technician.

Jake

Jake

Automotive Technician

109 satisfied customers

Experienced collision repair technician, Pulaski Tech graduate and DSM hobbyist.

Stephen D

Stephen D

Technician

67 satisfied customers

5+ years managing an auto repair shop. Developed a wealth of Porsche knowledge over many model years.

Mike S.

Mike S.

ASE Certified Technician

62 satisfied customers

Porsche mechanic.

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Porsche Mechanic

51 satisfied customers

17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.

< Previous | Next >

Related Porsche Questions
It will not start. When key is turned to 'start' position,
It will not start. When key is turned to 'start' position, no power goes to the starter. It has good power from the battery... jumped from another battery. … read more
Jake
Jake
Automotive Technician
109 satisfied customers
I have the TPM is learning, but also my radio is turing on
I have the TPM is learning, but also my radio is turing on and off. I think I have a PCM issue. I was taking the car to the shop when I noted the battery is now dead. … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
My name is antonette and I have a porsche boxster 2000
Customer: My name is ***** ***** I have a porsche boxster 2000 battery is dead trying to open the hood. I look in the fuse box and I do not have the trunk release slot to jump. I also read to use C3 b… read more
Jan Andersson
Jan Andersson
Master Tech
Bachelor's Degree
3 satisfied customers
I have a 2002 porsche boxster s that will not crank when
I have a 2002 porsche boxster s that will not crank when trying to start. dash lights come on but nothing. i'm not sure but i left the top down on a rainy day and the inside got soaked. is there anyth… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer - BEng Hons
Bachelor's Degree
556 satisfied customers
Porsche: We have a 2010 Porsche Boxster, and my daughter was
We have a 2010 Porsche Boxster, and my daughter was going to drive the car after not having been driven for almost two weeks. She's not familiar with the car, and now the key is stuck in the ignition.… read more
Pete
Pete
Technician
General auto certifications
32,980 satisfied customers
Porsche 944 turbo: I own a 1988 Porsche 944 turbo. If my car
I own a 1988 Porsche 944 turbo. If my car sits for three or four days it won't start. We have to jump it. I've had this problem ever since I bought the car. I've gone several batteries. I've had it in… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer - BEng Hons
Bachelor's Degree
556 satisfied customers
1998 porsche boxster: my 1998 Porsche boxster had a bad battery.
my 1998 Porsche boxster had a bad battery. when I put a new battery in and reconnected the positive I got a large pop. now my car will not start, I believe I blew a fuse..or two..ideas?… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer - BEng Hons
Bachelor's Degree
556 satisfied customers
Porsche 911: Hello, I am considering buying a 911. I have heard
Hello, I am considering buying a 911. I have heard stories about a crank bearing going out without warning on some models/years. Any truth to this? Thanks Robert… read more
Mike S.
Mike S.
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
62 satisfied customers
Porsche boxer: whats the main troubles you have with boxer
whats the main troubles you have with boxer porsche engines maintenance wise ,thinking of purchasing a 2002 model 95000 clicks on the motor .does the motor have to come out to replace seals etc .thank… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer - BEng Hons
Bachelor's Degree
556 satisfied customers
boxster: I have a 99 porsche boxster. I locked the car and
I have a '99 porsche boxster. I locked the car and when I returned the battery was dead. I unlocked and entered my car using manual key but now both front and rear trunk latches are locked. I must ope… read more
internal88
internal88
Product Manger
Bachelor's Degree
623 satisfied customers
Porsche BOXSTER: Is the anti theft module on a 1998 boxster
Is the anti theft module on a 1998 boxster tuned to the car or can you swap it out with used one? Mine got flooded and opened and closed windows till battery went dead. It would not let me unlock hood… read more
Jan Andersson
Jan Andersson
Master Tech
Bachelor's Degree
3 satisfied customers
Porsche Boxster: After about 25 minutes driving my 1999 Porsche
After about 25 minutes driving my 1999 Porsche Boxster Tiptronic transmission goes into "safe mode" with 4th gear and Drive lights flashing. Auto stays in 2nd or 3rd gear and power is reduced. Car dri… read more
Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly
Porsche Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
51 satisfied customers
2006 porsche boxster: ignition and we cannot open the hood......help
I have a 2006 porsche boxster and the key is stuck in the ignition and we cannot open the hood either.....I;m assuming the battery is dead....help… read more
Jan Andersson
Jan Andersson
Master Tech
Bachelor's Degree
3 satisfied customers
1997 Boxster: I went to move it Sunday, it was completely dead (i.e
Ran my 1997 Boxster Saturday without an issue. When I went to move it Sunday, it was completely dead (i.e. no noise whatsoever coming from the engine). Battery tested good and my cousin scanned the el… read more
Sebastian Vizcarra
Sebastian Vizcarra
Porsche Meister Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
350 satisfied customers
2002 911 Carrera: Convertible..volt meter..car dies..alternator
Hi Guys , I just bought a 2002 911 Carrera C4 Convertible and its not charging , The battery was tested and shows its great condition . When I start the car with a full charged battery ,the volt meter… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer - BEng Hons
Bachelor's Degree
556 satisfied customers
2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S: stalled..I got a jump start but it
2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S stalled last night. Seemed like the battery was dying, so I got a jump start but it still didn't work but it seemed like it was at least trying to start. After some time, it s… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer - BEng Hons
Bachelor's Degree
556 satisfied customers
1989 Porsche Carrera: it was running fine before I deployed to Iraq
I own a 1989 Porsche Carrera 4. it was running fine before I deployed to Iraq for 6 months. I had a friend starting it for me and all while I was gone but after the 2nd month wnet by he could no longe… read more
Porschetech78
Porschetech78
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
I send my PCM 3.2 to have it tested as you suggested?Thanks,HW
Sebastian, Thanks so much answered my last questions....Where do I send my PCM 3.2 to have it tested as you suggested? Thanks, HW… read more
vwnewton
vwnewton
ASE master with L1, Euro Tech
A.S.E. L1 Master and more
580 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x