without the starter, the battery is only reading about 4.0 - 4.5 volts.
with the charger, it reads 12 but still won't start the engin.
the starter seems to spin, but then looses speend and stops.
nothing strange witht he started before i let the battery run down.
next step : ?
a) try getting a jump from a ruinning veh.
fully charge the battery and try again.
if still not fully cranking, pull and check starter.
the solenoid still appears to be functioning, or at least making the good click sound when I turn the key.
veh is only 7 years old.