Ok guys, here's where we stand so far. Today I took out her battery and put mine into the car. My battery was brand new in February so I know it's good. I got pretty much the same result, the engine turns ultra slowly and doesn't catch. Does this point to the starter as the culprit? Going back to my original post you'll notice that I said that the starter mounting bolts were loose, especially the top one. Could this indicate that someone else also determined that the starter was bad, attempted to remove it but bailed out when it turned out to be a more difficult job than expected? Thoughts anyone?