2004 Toyota Solora won’t start up
I have a 2004 Toyota Solora Sle V6 Convertible with 282,000 miles automatic . One day I took it out for a drive to the store , it was running perfectly fine. When I came out the store and tried to start the car it wouldn’t start. This wasn’t a battery issue the battery is brand new and all my dash light and headlights work . When I try to start the car it sounds like something is spinning but just not igniting the engine. No clicking sounds or grinding sounds . I do believe it could be the starter but I just had a new one put in about a month ago. I had the car towed to a mechanic and he said it looks like it’s the flex plate that needs replacing . However I noticed he was able to start my car with just hitting the starter and I was able to drive my home but of course when you turn off the car it won’t start back up again . Does this sound like a flex plate issue? Is that normal for an automatic ? or is this just an issue with my starter. He is quoting me at around a $680 to fix and idk if what he is saying is correct or not or if it’s worth it. Should I get a second opinion? I’m curious as to what is really going on . I’m a woman and I don’t want to get ripped if I can help it ! I live in RI and in desperate need of a trustworthy mechanic Thanks so much Scotty
Replace the starter. If then the car will start with no issues, get another mechanic.