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2022/10/13 19:34:06 (permalink)

Lazy Starting Issue

I've only had my 997.1 Carrera S for a few weeks and while it always starts hot or cold, the starter motor seems very lazy.  Is this a common problem, do I need a bigger battery or just attach my CTEK conditioner each night?

2005 Carrera 2S Manual, Arctic Silver

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Re: Lazy Starting Issue 2022/10/14 08:26:34 (permalink)
I experienced the same a few years back and had the battery to starter motor cables replaced. Over time they do corrode and resistance increases.  A new pair did wonders and the engine spun over like new :)
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Re: Lazy Starting Issue 2022/10/14 11:56:02 (permalink)
+1 on the above Gordon, but it would be worth getting the battery checked-out beforehand to ensure that it’s fully up to scratch. Any battery supplier should be able to do this FOC.
 
If you’re buying a new battery it would be useful to source one with high cold cranking amps.
 
It’s always a good idea to keep the battery on a conditioner on a regular basis, especially since winter is approaching. In my experience it will prolong battery life significantly.
 
Jeff

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Re: Lazy Starting Issue 2022/10/14 12:59:11 (permalink)
Many thanks for the excellent advice.
 
I will have the battery checked out.  Are the battery to starter motor cables a DIY job?

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Re: Lazy Starting Issue 2022/10/14 15:09:58 (permalink)
FYI ... 
 
Illustration 902-05 in ... 997 Carrera 2005-2008 (porsche.com)

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