This car is high mileage and a few years old but runs good.
I took the car in to midas on last wednesday and they somehow
determined that it was the starter. this starter is still under
warranty, it was just purchased, along with a new battery in march of
they told me that they tried putting two new starters in the car, but
neither of those worked. so they began looking for some other reason
that was causing the starters to short out. They found a blown fuse and
replaced that and tried again on thursday to put the 2nd new starter
they had tried back in the car, but it still didn't work. they've called
some other mechanics, including one who worked at a dealership for
consultation on the problem and the consensus seems to be that there is
a problem deep within the electrical system of the car which midas is
not able to determine because they don't usually do that kind of work.
.... they have checked all other points that could be causing a problem
and found nothing else wrong, for instance the battery is fine, the
alternator is fine, there is oil in the car and gas in the tank.