Last Thursday I drove my car to work in the morning with no problems
starting it up, but when I went to go home that evening my car
wouldn't start. Now I'm blaming this on the 4-5 inches of snow that
fell between me getting to work and me going home, but I'm not quite
sure what the problem is.
When I turn the key it sounds like the engine turns over once, but
then there is just a clicking noise coming from the engine. I tried
jumping the battery, but this didn't change anything. So my thought
is that the starter went bad. In fact, with the key in accessory, all
lights, radio, etc worked fine, so I thought the battery was fine.
However, I went back to check it today and the battery is now totally
I called one shop that gave me a quote of ~$700 for replacing a
starter, which sounded ridiculous. I'm gonna try a few more places on
monday. If anyone has any thoughts on what might be going on and if a
$700 quote is terrible or reasonable, I'd appreciate it.