Can you all help me attempt to diagnose what is gong on with my car? Before I describe the problem, it is at the mechanic, but due to them being busy they told me it might be a day or two before they will get to it, so no need to worry that I will hurt myself attempting a home repair.
Here is the issue. First, the car is 3 years old, and is a push button start car. Two days ago when I tried to start the car it made a clicking noise and wouldn’t start. The radio, lights, etc. still worked. None the less, since I assumed it was the battery I jump started it and took it to the dealership. The problem was reported to be “a grounding cable that was throwing out a lot of resistance” and that was reportedly replaced. At the time they said the battery was good to go. Yesterday I had no problems, but today the same problem returned, just not as bed. It still clicks and won’t start when I try to start it, but every once in a while it will turn on. Since I didn’t want to mess with it any further at that point I took it back in to be serviced. It seems strange to me that a battery would work sometimes but not others, but maybe this happens with a dying but not yet dead battery? What do you car savvy dopers think might be going on?