Recently bought 1999 2.4L 5 speed. Drove it about 50 miles the other day to pick up a friend, and when I tried to start it about 5 minutes after turning it off the starter wouldn't turn.
We called his father who knows a bit about cars and he suggested that we let it cool off then try it again, he said the starter might be too hot. Waited about 5 minutes and shazam, it started up.
Does it sound like the starter definitely has to be replaced? Anything else I should check on? I won't be able to take it to a shop until next week so I'm just looking into the possibilities and trying to budget for repairs. Thanks for any help with this.