Actually, the two are not related. THey are two different components.
Based on your description, I would start at the battery. First, make sure the battery terminals are clean and tight. Also, check the ground wire going to the engine block. Make sure it is clean and tight too. Also, make sure the terminal going to the starter it good also.
If all is good, my next guess is a starter relay getting ready to go bad or the solenoid on the starter is going bad.
Let me know if it happens again. If it does, I need you to have a helper turn the key to the start position while you check for voltage to the smaller wire on the starter. You should have 12+ volts. If you do, the starter is the problem. If there is less, let me know.
Friday, November 13th, 2009 AT 6:39 AM