Replace starter or solenoid?
Okay guys, had the new distributor put on last Saturday, now for this weeks issue...
Last night, went to start my car and get nothing but that clicking noise. Accessories worked but the car wouldn't start. Tried to jump start it off a friend's truck and had no luck. Ended up having him push me so I could pop the clutch. That worked and I made it home (about 3 miles away).
Based on research here, it sounds like my starter needs replacing. Connections to my battery look good. I'm searching parts online and I see I can get the whole starter or just the solenoid.
First of all, how difficult is it to replace the starter? I have the air box out and if what I'm looking at is indeed the starter, it looks do-able for me. I just want to make sure I'm messing with the right component.
Secondly, I see I can just buy the solenoid. After replacing the transmission at the beginning of the month and then the distributor last week, I'm strapped for cash. If it's possible to just replace the solenoid for $30, I'd obviously like to go that route. Based on my symptoms, does this sound like it could be the solenoid causing me problems?