Tuesday night, the car wouldn't start, even with a jump. Some guys did the whole thing of hitting the starter a few times to get it unstuck, and that worked.
Wednesday night, the starter wouldn't work again, and even hitting it didn't help.
Thursday, I replaced the starter, and for good measure, cleaned some corrosion off of one battery terminal and topped off its water. Car went back to working great.
This morning (Sunday), I turned the key and got the fast "tic-tic-tic-tic-tic" of a starter that doesn't have quite enough electricity. A second turn of the key didn't even do that much. A check of the battery, though, showed just over 12V!
WHAT THE HECK! I have now exhausted my quite limited knowledge of why my car won't start. PLEASE HELP! (I'm a little desperate; can you tell?)
Monday, February 6th, 2017 AT 3:40 AM