Strong headlights say the battery is okay. That leaves the ignition switch and starter as suspect. Maybe more. A quick uncomplicated way of sometimes revealing a starter is to rap lightly on it with a hammer while someone is holding the key in the crank position.
If you have an owners manual or if the fuse box has a diagram, you may be able to pull the starter relay and swap it with another relay to check it. I am saying more than I know on the relay, as I don't know if it has one or not. I would think so.
There is oil in it I'm assuming. I suppose if it was seized, the starter solenoid should still kick in.
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 AT 5:59 AM