I have a 97 Legacy L Wagon with an EJ22 and an auto. Lately (the last month or so) I have had an intermittent no start issue. It happened twice, both times it was quite cold out, but the first time the engine was very warm and had been shut off for only a few minutes.
When I turn the key, I have power, and I can hear the solenoid click. Since the solenoid seems to be engaging, I don't think it is the starter switch, and it is most likely the starter itself. Are there steps I can go through to test the starter? I believe it is the original starter (meaning it has 236k miles on it, so many many starts). But I don't want to just throw parts at it (budget is an issue). Any ideas on troubleshooting or suspected issues?