That's not going to work here. If the starter has a problem the symptoms will include it making some type of noise, particularly a single, rather loud clunk each time the ignition switch is turned to "crank". Testing a starter off the engine is never a valid test for anything except that it might be capable of working. You need the load of turning the engine to get an accurate current reading. Typical current for a small V-6 engine with a gear-reduction starter is around 100 - 125 amps. That same starter off the engine won't even need to draw 30 - 40 amps under no load. If you don't understand why that is, and you would like to, I can explain it in terms of electrical theory. It's the same thing that will cause a good heater fan motor to blow its fuse if you lock it up to prevent it from spinning.
In case either of you reply back, my replies will be rather sporadic. I had a major house fire Feb. 28.
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 AT 12:23 PM