I have been experiencing trouble starting my 99' STS, which would only occur once in a blue moon. When I would turn over the ignition, I would here a click, which would normally take about 3 attempts when it would happen. Today it took 20 separate attempts. I believe it's the starter, but can not locate it. Can someone help me locate it?????? Also what is a good price for a rebuilt starter for my car, and could it be something else other than the starter?????
The first thing I would do is jump it with a GOOD battery and high quality cables and see if the problem changes.
By jumping, you do two things.
1. you make sure you got a good connection at the battery posts
2. you provide plenty of AMPS to kick the solenoid
IF the problem goes away, is not the starter. Then clean and properly tighten terminals, make sure battery is properly charged and see if the problem goes away. If not, the battery becomes highly suspect.
In our cars, you can have an OK battery and have issues.
Our cars often need a good battery with plenty of AMPS, not just an OK battery.
It is a whole lot cheaper to do that compared to replacing a starter that you may not need.