My starter started a new trick today. It hung up in the starting position twice today. I hit the key again and it disengaged. Shutting off the switch first did not stop the spinning, so I also suspect the solenoid. If I was able to right now, I would pull the starter and see if the Bendix was hanging up. If there was any question, I would bench test a new one at the store and put it on. If it was an older GM, I'd replace the dash mounted starting switch too. This is a little different cost and hassle wise. It has not been leaking oil to gum it up till recently, but there was a new puddle farther back on the cardboard this spring I need to look for the source. I replaced the battery and wall mount solenoid last fall as the battery was dying and did not pass the tester. As I will be having to pay to get it done if it involves under car work, what do you suggest? I can find jrichker's starting checklist if I need it. I also have pliers and a wrench for the battery cable nut handy. Thanks for sharing your Mustang experience and help!