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1999 996 Starter Noise


Vehicle Information: Model: C2; Year: 1999; Body Type: Coupe; Total Mileage: 48,000;

When starting the car with a cold engine, the starter seems to stay engaged for a fraction of a second after the engine starts, making a little bit of an ugly squeal. The colder the engine, the longer and louder the sound. The sound does not occur when starting a warm engine. The car had a RMS replacement one year / 3,000 miles ago, and a pre-purchase inspection at a quality shop (Porsche dealership) identified no problems with the car - but they were starting a warm engine. I intend to pull the starter and inspect. What should I be looking for?

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