So my car died while driving and after attempting to start it, it makes a weird noise as if the starter spins, but does not engage the flywheel. I originally had someone try to jump it thinking the battery might possibly be dead. No luck with that. The tow truck driver stated it sounded like the timing belt might be gone. When I got home, I checked the timing belt and it was still intact. I checked the battery and got 12.36v. After researching it, I found other people who had the same issue and they replaced the starter which fixed it, so that’s what I did. Well, that didn’t work either so now I need some recommendations on what else to check!
In the video, you will hear me try to start it three times. The background noise is the fan, so hopefully that doesn’t muffle the starting sound too much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI5wIHPJ8fg&feature=youtu.be