ok, time to get you experts involved... before I go crazy.
Over the last few months, my daily driver 67 has been becoming more difficult to start. The problem
: the starter turns VERY slowly for a few seconds, then speeds up to normal and starts the car. Lately, it has been ocurring more and more often, and the cranking has been getting slower and slower before starting.
Rewind to about 6 months ago
Same exact symptoms/problem. Eventually, the starter didn't turn at all. Not even a click. The battery checked ok, cleaned the wires, had the starter checked at Napa, put it all together again and everything worked fine for awhile.
Fast forward to yesterday
: Replaced the cables and cleaned all connections. The car started normally all day long. Today
, it barely turned over, then eventually started. I turned the car off after 5 seconds and tried to start again, and it immediately restarted normally.
Testing and other observations:
Battery is about 14 months old but tested anyway... all is good
Napa starter is about 1 year old, tested good about 6 months ago when this last happened
Napa solenoid is about 6 months old
Battery wires are new
All connections cleaned and re-assembled
Hot or cold engine doesn't seem to be a factor
Outside temp/humidity doesn't seem to be a factor
'Jump-Starting' does not help
ok, let's hear those ideas!