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If a car constantly breaks down is the problem electrical or mechanical?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    That really depends on WHAT keeps happening.  Some things can come from an electrical problem but other things can be mechanical.  It really depends on the symptoms of the problem and what has been tried so far to fix it.

    Electrical problems are often harder to trace which means you could fix one thing thinking you have found the problem only to have something go wrong again because you didn't fix the right problem.  

    But, on MAJOR mechanical issues, the same thing can happen.  Big problems can often seem like something that just needs a minor repair, but when the problem returns after that minor repair, then you discover that the problem is more than just the issue you thought was wrong.  (example - car is overheating - seems like the thermostat - replace thermostat - but vehicle still overheating - replace water pump - vehicle still overheating - discover major motor issue)

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I guess it's everything.

    Unless you have the same repeat problem, again and again. 

    Just what is happening with your car?

    Which car do you have?

    How many miles on the odometer?

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    How long is a piece of rope? Another EPIC STUPID QUESTION, George. Fail. 

  • 1 month ago

    Most likely electrical these days especially if it's a BMW or Audi. They are okay when new, but suffer from electrical gremlins after about 5 to 6 years old.

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  • Sky
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It could be either of those, or dozens of other reasons.  Without more information it's impossible to know.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You call the junkyard when the car keeps "breaking down".

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