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How to Fix a FREE CAR that Cranks but Won't Start

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Car wont start but cranks? Learn how to fix a car that turns over but wont start. I also show how to fix a car that has been sitting for a long time! I go though 5 quick steps on how to find the reason your car doesn't start! Every engine needs Fuel, Air, Spark, Compression and Timing. Tools and Products I used: Battery Charger: https://amzn.to/2pEs8ft Spray Fogging Oil: https://amzn.to/2pGSkpL Mechanic's Stethoscope: https://amzn.to/2C0ugW4 Spark Tester: https://amzn.to/2y4k0t8 Good Compression Tester: https://amzn.to/2Rw2c2c → Become a ChrisFix Subscriber: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 → Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisfixit → Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 → Website: http://www.ChrisFixed.com → My Channel Home Page: https://www.youtube.com/ChrisFix **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every Week** Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.
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graham mako (33 minutes ago)
I must admit I got excited when you found the timing was out....haha
Rodrigo C C (1 hour ago)
Show!!! 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Donald Marland (3 hours ago)
Great job...
henuemphuse (5 hours ago)
I had a 76 f150 with the 390 and it always ran rough and had issues retarding when shutting it off. On a hunch I added a full jug of Lucas heavy oil to the engine oil after draining about the same amount let it run a bit and it ran perfectly after that no more problems. I’m cussing and yelling and my wife is happy it’s running better till I explain that the piston rings are bad and that hopefully the block isn’t worn cause the motor looked like someone already rebuilt it.
jin5632 (5 hours ago)
If your car doesn't start, check the tire pressure
Wilson Calil (6 hours ago)
This video was [email protected]
Dunke (11 hours ago)
that mechanic must be rly that trash if you can fix it in your driveway :p
Michael Stanford jr. (12 hours ago)
Paid mechanic vs Guy on YouTube.
christopher Ayestas (12 hours ago)
That's awesome bro!!
Ricardo Maldonado (12 hours ago)
My dad has the same car and the same problem but sometimes it actually works and it doesn't
Einstein Casino (14 hours ago)
ROBLOX RULES (14 hours ago)
Also what if you just finished school and your car doesn’t start that happened to me yesterday it took me hours to fix it with some help from my friends
ROBLOX RULES (14 hours ago)
Title page I can tell that is a civic
thetedmang (14 hours ago)
Came in expecting to see Chris Fix logo cut into the lawn nearby the car.... Left disappointed.
seven dyseven (18 hours ago)
Seafoam, I put that sh*t on everything
Franklin Beale (20 hours ago)
Aaw Naw! Aaw Man! You da Man!
Tittles 3334 (21 hours ago)
The longer the better 5:23
George Lucas (23 hours ago)
Could've been a broken crank sensor as well.
Jousboxx (23 hours ago)
So would it still work if I paid for the car?
Darwin (1 day ago)
You are the man. That's awesome. I just found your channel. Loving it for sure.
jacob buza (1 day ago)
Also if the injectors aren't firing couldn't that be a bad pcm?
Jake G (1 day ago)
Dude, I am totally amazed by your skills. I am a Filipino, have a project car and your channel will help me alot! Well, I would love to see you in person. Thank you so much for your knowledge, God Bless you!
Esteban Malvicino (1 day ago)
Congratulations ! Ver y Good diagnostic !
Natalie M (1 day ago)
You explain so well.
ChrisFix (1 day ago)
Great video👍🏻
Ramiro Jensen (1 day ago)
Que bien!!!
jlbueno0611 (1 day ago)
A couple of questions : Why is it that you didn't show you had to do a fuel flush since the car had been sitting for a long time ? Also, how is it that the pistons showed such good compression if the timing was so far off and the valves were not sitting properly ? I'm not a mechanic so correct me if I'm wrong ,but those two things seem basic and didn't make sense you had such good compression if a valve wasnt properly seated to start with.
get rekt (1 day ago)
I wanted to see his neighbours reaction haha
lulamela ndabeni (1 day ago)
wow Chris that was awesome, i mean i am no mechanic but just watching your video it actually gives me lot of knowledge. I have always wondered why cars crack but don't start but today i know........thumbs up broskie
95aeroboy (2 days ago)
Would of been nice to see the reaction from ur neighbor Chris......just a thought😁😎🤣
MrTurboRotary (2 days ago)
I am surprised the valves did not crash with the pistons since the belt jumped so many of those gear teeth.
Rebecca Cole (2 days ago)
Notice when he says if it cranks. I had an issue where my car wouldn't crank a little bit ago and ultimately it had blew a fuse that deals with the horn, headlamps, and start. I changed it, it was fine. Unfortunately it's a 2006 Sebring Chrysler and now it sounds like the horn contactor in the steering wheel cracked/went bad. I ended up having to pull the horn relay just so I could get it to go down the road and get me to work - but obviously this will not work long term because the horn doesn't work - so it'll fail inspection. It doesn't matter anyway because my engine light is on, so I'd fail for that too -_- codes were read and they said an O2 sensor or possibly catalyt converter. Mechanics can't wait to charge you 95$+ just to diagnose the problem. You could walk in there and tell them what the problem is, for me - most of the time they've given me "well we need to double check so we don't just replace a perfectly good part". The only reason I go to them is because I don't have all the tools just lying around to do it.
SThielGamin (2 days ago)
So, did you show it to your neighbour and what was his reaction?
diablostorm (3 days ago)
I surely hope you told your neighbor to find a better mechanic, one that doesn't just throw parts at the car.
Dionisio M. (3 days ago)
its the crank sensor
Sergeant Gun (3 days ago)
how do people get insane deals like this free cars and 300 dollar cars?!?!? I live in Florida and I bet someone would charge at least 1000 for that car
John Blackstone (3 days ago)
Typical mechanic, charge you out the ass for a NEW ecu. I shudder to think how much that costs. $50 at a junkyard if that for a replacement and he knew what he was doing when he did not fix the problem and just threw parts at it and charged hid neighbor
Samuel St Peter (3 days ago)
what would cause my car that i moved in the am and then at night i go to bring back in the driveway wont start anymore cranks and cranks but wont start it was running weird before due to a engine coolant tempurature sensore that i had previously changed and then tought it was a ground wire that i had seen was frayed and corroded change it and then found one more and replace the ect sensor and still wont start any help would be nice thanks
Anonymous (3 days ago)
Your neighbor should sue that mechanic
jlbueno0611 (3 days ago)
I need that spark plug spark tester right away . My 460 keeps stalling and dies for hours before it comes on again like nothing happened
robbysaw (3 days ago)
I cant tell you how many repairs/maintenance ive done on my own cars and family as far as a oil cooler change on a 2015 cruze dealer wanted 1200$ for a 50$ part i did it with a six pack and 3 hours later lol chris the man.
Tryston Kincannon (3 days ago)
I am sitting here thinking, about the neighbor and what he is thinking. So here it is my version of what I think happen. Neighbor: "Hey chrisfix, how's it going?" Chrisfix: "Hey, I am doing well I got that old car working, you know the one that sat for 4 years. Neighbor: "Rally, how you do it, what was wrong?" Chrisfix: "it's all about timing, the timing was off. fixed the belt and it worked great." Neighbor: "How long it take you?" Chrisfix: "1 hour, here's the video." Neighbor: "you mean to tell me, after all this time, all I had to do was tighten the belt, and I could have saved money instead of switching to Geico, I could have saved even MORE!!!" Crisfix: "That's right sir." Neighbor: "well I be darned, the more you know."
Astrokat xxx (4 days ago)
Neighbor spent all that money and then you just came in like
wanteds13 (4 days ago)
Wait a moment... let me get this correct. Someone who has YOU as a neighbour brings his car to a mechanic...? Well, I think you'll have a new customer now! ;) Never understood why mechanics and shops would randomly replace parts on the basis of nothing else but hopes and dreams. Why a mechanic would replace a ECU and distributor when he clearly hasn't checked for fuel and spark is beyond me.
ray coc100 (4 days ago)
wtf ,the mechanic put new cmputer, new coil,new distributor...
AL Fonz (4 days ago)
Dude, your excitement when that Hondoo finally started got me so pumped to go work on something myself! Great video as always!
Rez (4 days ago)
Wow amazing congratulations
Zues Toots (4 days ago)
$3000 civic? your out of your goddamn mind... running those POS's are worthless.
ChrisFix (4 days ago)
I could sell it right now in less than a week for $3k
exsxpx1 (4 days ago)
Does he have a face?
Aaron Haspel (4 days ago)
solid like. this is great, thanks!
NateTheGreat 4K (4 days ago)
All these people wanna see the neighbors reaction.. I do too, but I wanna see his mechanics reaction first 😂😂
Im_Tired_Too (4 days ago)
This is a great video for some backyard mechanic to flip used cars. Common sense and cheap tools are the perfect combo. Wish I knew these things when I was young. A local mechanic would have charged hundreds to diagnose it correctly unlike your neighbor's pro. Thanks for sharing.
Yash O (5 days ago)
Oh Boiiiiii
Mr Faiz (5 days ago)
well done bro
S-w-e Soliders (5 days ago)
Are u swe?
Nazirul Muazz (5 days ago)
You're the best mechanic youtuber I've seen.👍👍
love ur vids man, very informative
reinaldo trujillo (5 days ago)
Is it for sale?
ChrisFix (5 days ago)
Not yet
Zirx (5 days ago)
What a mechanic I love it
Benit Kibabu (5 days ago)
I'm learning alot here
ace de guzman (5 days ago)
This vid just made my day! Nice!
Samuel (5 days ago)
Best channel on youtube 🙏🏼
martin swift (6 days ago)
Perfect diagnosis..
PTS (6 days ago)
Way to go, Chris! You are so enthusiastic, clear, detailed, and methodical, which is all very helpful. It is always a pleasure watching your videos.
Keith Gee (6 days ago)
Your neighbor is an idiot. I would've paid you to fix it.
Erik Delgado (6 days ago)
@ChrisFix how did you do that without damaging the valves? All Honda motors except the 3.0 and 3.2 are interference. So turning the cam shaft could possibly damage the valves, springs or seats.
Mikes Jovie (6 days ago)
How I wish your here at daly city ca.
Malachi McGrath (6 days ago)
Could you do the same on a diesel engine
Mauro Tamm (6 days ago)
So what was the neighbours response?
isaac tagit (6 days ago)
My dad has a 1994 Pontiac Transport SE and when his turns on the car it makes a strange noise what should he do?
William Shearn (6 days ago)
7:02 COOPER!
Ricardo Betancourt (7 days ago)
Why is it so hard for other mechanics to be as honest and well prepared like Chris. They always wonder why business is bad, honesty will get you very far, specially if your business depends on reputation.
Israel James (7 days ago)
Same thing happened to my truck. In retrospect the integrity of rubber against steel is always a loss for rubber first
Braden T (7 days ago)
I drive a 08 Pontiac that is a complete messs. You’ve saved me so many times.
Michelle McMahon (7 days ago)
Naveed Jamily (7 days ago)
At 7:03 i saw your dog
Babull Mir (8 days ago)
Fantaaaaasssssstttttiiiiccccc........well done.. .
Max Plank (8 days ago)
Cole Jazz (8 days ago)
how did you get so smart with cars I need to learn
MrPackerAnderson (6 days ago)
Watch his videos if you want to learn...
Bobby Brix (8 days ago)
Such a good feeling to get a car on
Team Aguilar (8 days ago)
That's so awesome , your the best. I'll dig all your videos. Much success bro !!
エルA (8 days ago)
rob rocco (8 days ago)
Fyi... anyone changing the timing should check the engine and turn it by hand.. what you want to make sure is the pistons are not going to hit the valves... because if you get it wrong you can cause major damage require you to take your whole top of your engine apart to have your head redone ... that's why Chris fix should of done... a simple mess up can cost you big time... that's why always hand turn the engine and feel it to see if the pistons are hitting the valves
Ayaz M (8 days ago)
Man I wish I got the car 😂
VRS Estheics (8 days ago)
Who thumbs downs such a awesome video with such valuable information? It covered a lot of ground. What a great and well done video! Thanks again as always.
Syed IQtidar Shah (8 days ago)
Excellllllent maaaaan
Zak Millard (8 days ago)
Does this work on a car I paid for
juan lucero (8 days ago)
How similar would this process be for a Toyota Camry around the same year??
Falich (6 days ago)
Very similiar
Tom Micky (8 days ago)
Chris could you please move in next to me?
Ishtyaq Ali (8 days ago)
Welldon buddy
Luke Yeeterman (9 days ago)
Please, don't rice it.
Hestegutt med parykk (9 days ago)
Why didnt you just fix it for him
Saucy Sosa (9 days ago)
I’d like to see you fix an old Mercedes engine
Saif Arjune (9 days ago)
What a small engine 😅I have a 1989 Toyota carona with a bigger engine
Anthony Johnson (10 days ago)
How do you clean the sludge out? Seafoam in the crankcase then oil change?
john a (10 days ago)
Now, my question is about the money your neighbour spent WITH A MECHANIC who mis-diagnosed the problem? WHY is he a mechanic ? The ECU would not have been cheap. I hope the 'SO CALLED MECHANIC' has moved to flower arranging and your neighbour got some money back.
Ricardo Betancourt (7 days ago)
john a A lot of people get scammed, they should be held accountable. Check out videos about home repair handyman, they do all sorts of shady malpractice.
Grizz Dixon (10 days ago)
Can you make a video on the shift solenoid?
Carl Johnson (10 days ago)
I have carbs on my 1971 Datsun 240z my car cranks but no start these videos don’t help me ):
Wojtek Chilinski (10 days ago)
Dam Chris! lets open a shop together !
khy khy (11 days ago)
When u realise...You are better than a mechanic

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