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When the starter fails to start do you have power at the small wire the runs to the starter?
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It definitely could be the computer since the security has to allow computer to crank the engine.
Can you turn the motor over by hand with a wrench?
If it is a manual check the condition of the clutch depression switch.
I understand that you can't push start an automatic, it was more of statement that now I know it's a manual. If you have power to both the big and small wire then the only thing left is the starter are the connections clean and tight on the starter? What brand of starter are you using sometimes low quality parts can cause unforseen issues. The computer of the car just has to ground the relay to allow power through, so if you have power to both wires it's a starter assembly problem. Is the solenoid new as well?
Autozone will test it for you for free, I would expect it to fail the amperage test, one thing we haven't talked about is the battery, I would recommend you take the starter and battery to your local parts house, and have them both digitally analyzed. It's possible your battery has 12.6v but has a diminished CCA capacity.
Yes, the amperage would be how much it takes to spin and engage it basically.
The amperage draw is related to the brushes inside the starter.