;)) Could be my friend - but I dont know where you live - and that does make a difference.. to price I mean..
I'm glad you were able to decipher my description as to locating it anyway..
The other thing you could do is this - now youve found it -- switch ign on... make sure handbrake is on and gears in neutral --- run a heavy duty wire - like a jumper cable size down from the pos on the battery - and short out the large terminal ( where the cable from the battery is on the starter -) with the small wire ( this is your starter trigger wire ) and if it then turns - you know you have a wiring problem somewhere -- check ALL the earth connections you can see -- if it doesn't then its likely the starter at fault...
But before you do any of this ( thinking about it ) check - the tightness of the wires on the battery -- then follow the wires to where they go - and check they are tight at the ends -- then locate the earth cable/wire - that joins the engine to the body -- check that that is in order --
If all thats ok -- check that small wires - mentioned above -- on the starter , check the connection is good -- make sure it is -- if not, do it, and try again starting ..
If all this is ok -- have someone turn the key to the starting position - while you go to the starter - armed with a good hammer - or solid bar (piece of steel ) and thump the starter two or three (or four!) times - while the key is in the start position -- if it starts now - then its a case of a stuck - and possibly failing starter motor......
I hope this extra Little bit of stuff helps you --- certainly worth a try --- thats what your mechanic will do - so you could save yourself some money!!
Al the best --
Rgds, MIKE ----------- Let me know how you go.. and thank you for the accept...
PS.... if you have a minute - would you do some feedback for me -- and I'll reciprocate - THANK YOU again, MIKE