Recently left homeless after hard 7 year relationship, my car which is financed ( i didn’t lose my job i try hard to keep it) started having issues, now it is to the point of being nearly undrivable without constant resetting of car terminals ( its when you unhook and hook up the battery but this is a temporary fix that gets done at least a dozen times a day at this point.) as a last ditch effort to get a real diagnostic of my vehicle i took it to my local tire kingdom and had the guys check it out, it cost me the last of my available funds to get this done, but i now have a list of issues and a quote on how to get it done, but financially stuck in a hard place.
The transmission control unit is bad, and because of it the safety control switch on the transmission is going with it. for ease of term ill TCM and SCS
now they offered to work on the SCS and with part and labor the total cost is only 500$ normally this would be doable but im now solo income and my car payment and insurance payment will eat through over 400$ of my 850$ bi weekly paycheck.
the TCM priced at over 400$ just for the part, but i was very lucky and able to find it for much cheaper and i can install it myself after the SCS has been worked on (the TCM has been purchased just needs to be installed)
I’m stuck in this hard place because im in Florida, which is the least kind place to be living in your car, but im working it out until i can get myself into a place, but if my car isnt able to move, ill be it with a violation of parking or possible impounding and even then ill have to tow it to get ti back after paying the crazy amount of fees, if by the kindness of strangers i can have my car fixed up, and be mobile again i promise to use it to the fullest extent to not only earn the money to get myself off the street, but to pay it forward too.