I like when things are definitive. Especially definitively broken...there’s nothing worse than an intermittent problem. So I was relieved when, after my new-to-me Tahoe stranded me in a parking lot yesterday, I pulled the starter to find this:

Now when I pulled it, that ground strap was intact albeit corroded. I thought ‘that might be it’, touched it, and it just fell apart. I suppose I’m impressed it’s been working at all the last two weeks.

Anyway, $125 and an hour and a half later I’ve got a remanufactured starter in there and all is well.