This past July is stopped working. I had have it jumped and my mechanic attributed the problem to it needing a new battery. The car was still having problems and with advice from every from the repair shop, to the alley mechanic to AAA say the started needs to be changed. I had the starter replace by the alley mechanic.
Right before the starter was replace, I discovered the passenger side floor was soak with work for no reason. The “experts” said some type of plumb busted and like the work. As result, my electrical system (radio) and remote feature do not work.
With the replacement of the starter, the car still does not work. I’m so distraught as I’d hoped I could drive the car another 5 years, at least.
Now, it being said that it is either a " grounding" issue. (I have no idea what this is.) The mechanic who thought it was a started issue is now saying the alternator needs to be fixed!
Instead, I’m at a crossroads and don’t know what my next steps should be with this car. I really am emotional tied to the car and not having a car payment. The “experts” I’ve been working have no clue.
Options as I see it:
Invest more cash infind out the problem. The car is stock in my building’s garbage. Jumping the car has not worked. ( it’s worth the invest, yes?)
Get it charged (jumped) somehow and sell to CarMax. (Let them deal with it)
Donate it to charity ( have them pick up a problematic car?). I dunno how to facilitate donations of this kind but I’ll find out.
Please advise. I need to make a decision within the next few weeks as I am paying for a parking space and insurance for a car the has been inoperable for a few months. I’m stuck