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Hey guys, I've got an unusual starting issue with my S14a. The video explains exactly what's going on: The issue started a week ago when 2 out of 5 tries, the engine turned over and started up. Now it doesn't do it at all. The starter simply makes a loud click noise when turning the key. Push starting the car is fine so it's definitely a starter motor / electrical issue. I checked the electricals (proper voltage, working relays etc), tested it all with a new odyssey battery from another car but no luck. So I decided to tap the starter motor with a hammer, and it started straight away. Awesome I thought, I'll just repair the starter so I pulled it out and took it down to the shop to be reconditioned. $200 later, it came back with a new brush box and brush bearing kit. Put the starter back in and it STILL WON'T START. The voltage that the starter sees when trying to crank is between 11.9V and 12.4V. The interesting thing that you can notice from the video is that the engine starts to turn over but then stops. It's as if the starter motor doesn't have enough power to turn the engine. Could it be that the auto electrician didn't fix the starter motor properly? What should have been done to it? They didn't touch the solenoid so could it be that? Oh and I tried hitting the reconditioned starter but no luck in that department. Any help would be great!! Thanks!