I have a 98 catera, it started to act up lately. On certain days its slow to have the initial crank but starts fine and I can drive around normally with no problems. Today I went to the mechanic and told him about the problem, he guessed it may be the starter going bad. He was busy and told me to come back next week. I left to go to the store, came back and the car would not crank at all. Tried to jump start and nothing happened (no crank). Had to get it towed to the mechanic. He looked at it and told me it was the starter. He wanted to charge me $200 for labor and around $200 for the parts. Any other ideas that could cause the car not to start?
Your help is appreciated.