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Certainly sounds like the starter motor is starting to go bad and need replacement. This URL should be applicable for your issue.

https://www.firestonecompleteautocare.com/blog/maintenance/signs-of-a-bad-starter/

Following eBay listings are from the same seller that I have previously bought from. Both come with a 5 year warranty.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/301076815128?epid=22010902023&hash=item4619939d18:g:FVkAAOSwRa1hSqdM:sc:AU_StandardDelivery!4118!AU!-1

$166.10

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/303869280376?hash=item46c0054078:g:UW0AAOSwvkRg0jjB:sc:AU_StandardDelivery!4118!AU!-1

$222.00

 

 

 

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Wow, that sounds nasty. I initially thought bad battery, but Ash is most likely right about the starter. Just to be sure, I assume you checked the battery health through the little window right ? Green indicates good and black is bad. :g:

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It turns out it was the battery that sound that you hear is the solenoid in the starter motor not getting any current to it

for future reference if you hear that the first thing to check is the battery. If the car doesn't turn over but you can jump start it and it runs it's definitely the battery as I have now found out. even if the battery seems good. mine was green but when tested it was as flat as a tack. alternator had a good voltage

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Good news that it was the battery and not the starter. Good idea to check the battery terminals and check that they do not need to be tightened. 

Bad news is it looks like battery prices have taken an upward hike. 

I would be looking at a Century Ultra Hi Performance Car Battery 75D23L MF or equivalent. 

Unfortunately no battery sales on at SuperCheap Auto, AutoBarn or Repco at the moment. They will hopefully appear for EOFY or early July. 

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20 hours ago, campbeam said:

I would be looking at a Century Ultra Hi Performance Car Battery 75D23L MF or equivalent. 

My local battery shop that was open gave me this battery for $140. Its made in korea, is it a good battery? I didnt really have a choice to get me back on the road

 

https://www.yhipower.com.au/product/k55d23lx/

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43 minutes ago, Henstepper said:

My local battery shop that was open gave me this battery for $140. Its made in korea, is it a good battery? I didnt really have a choice to get me back on the road

 

https://www.yhipower.com.au/product/k55d23lx/

Sounds good to me. You are back on the road. With a 2 year warranty, hopefully you will get 3 years or more out if that battery. 

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