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.
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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.
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!
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.
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
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.
Typical mechanic, charge you out the ass for a NEW ecu. I shudder to think how much that costs. $50 at a junkyard if that for a replacement and he knew what he was doing when he did not fix the problem and just threw parts at it and charged hid neighbor
what would cause my car that i moved in the am and then at night i go to bring back in the driveway wont start anymore cranks and cranks but wont start it was running weird before due to a engine coolant tempurature sensore that i had previously changed and then tought it was a ground wire that i had seen was frayed and corroded change it and then found one more and replace the ect sensor and still wont start any help would be nice thanks
I cant tell you how many repairs/maintenance ive done on my own cars and family as far as a oil cooler change on a 2015 cruze dealer wanted 1200$ for a 50$ part i did it with a six pack and 3 hours later lol chris the man.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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