165,000 miles on a 2010! Wow. If you have the little silver Nippendenso starter, worn solenoid contacts are real common and will cause that kind of loud clunk from the starter. They can be replaced for 20 bucks but most people just replace the entire starter.
To verify that, if you can reach the large terminal on the starter that is under the rubber cap, and across from the battery cable, poke it with a test light while a helper turns the ignition switch to "crank". You should have voltage there during cranking only. If not, check on the other side on the battery cable. That one should have voltage all the time. If you do but it goes to 0 volts when you hit crank, look at the battery cables.
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 AT 7:00 AM