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


James Stinson
James Stinson

my car has been sitting in the drive not working for close to one and a half years with no codes being thrown out. and after watching your video I took my engine apart and looked at everything it has no sludge and no bad timing everything worked. but now after taking away the MAF sensor it started and ran as it did the day before it didn't. and gotta say thanks for the information of your vids.

Vor Monat
ASIS RANJAN BEHERA
ASIS RANJAN BEHERA

Never got bored watching your videos. Keep it up.😀😀😀😀

Vor 21 Stunde
307Gareth
307Gareth

+Ella Lynn did you tried put the subtitle/closed captions? that way when you pause the video the words across the bottom of the video will stay there and you can easily catch up what Chris saying, but bare in mind sometimes the subtitles may typed the wrong word/s like when they person say before the text shows be4, beefore, befour for example

Vor 2 Tage
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•EerfevoL •

WHERE IS OUR VIDEO

Vor 4 Tage
KOK YENG
KOK YENG

James Stinson jhhgfg

Vor 6 Tage
James Stinson
James Stinson

Now she runs new after adding the maf sensor all lights are off no service traction and esc. I guess they was part of the maf sensor in a way

Vor 9 Tage
randy eastman
randy eastman

your number 1 thing chris fuel , gas goes bad in a year so new fuel in the tank

Vor Stunde
NNS Toby
NNS Toby

hopefully i can get my mini cooper started i got her from the auction i wanna learn to ride stick (:

Vor Stunde
RLS0812
RLS0812

Spark plugs are never that easy to get to !

Vor Stunde
Daniel Clement
Daniel Clement

This was way more fun to watch than I'd ever expected!

Vor 2 Stunden
MoparOrNoCar6.2
MoparOrNoCar6.2

I bet that was a lot of fun

Vor 3 Stunden
Yawei Tong
Yawei Tong

We want to see your neighbor's smile too!!!

Vor 4 Stunden
Mohamad Alzoubi
Mohamad Alzoubi

Awesome

Vor 5 Stunden
dany080
dany080

Love the vids, short and clear! Keep it up man, you deserve all the views and more!

Vor 6 Stunden
MAYHEM MEDIA
MAYHEM MEDIA

Just wanted to say thanks for all the great videos! You are an incredibly positive and helpful guy!' You're videos are my go to when I'm not sure about performing a repair on my own car. Thanks

Vor 7 Stunden
rawux1228
rawux1228

Don't you damage your valves when timing pulleys is not aligned?

Vor 8 Stunden
Bodragon
Bodragon

Honestly ! Your neighbour's mechanic should be *_FIRED !_*

Vor 8 Stunden
OAK
OAK

Chris taking of the value cover and seeing what happens with not changing motor oil at 3000 to 5000 miles is such a lesson learned. People change your motor oil or have the sludge build up you saw in this Honda!

Vor 11 Stunden
Zamfir Mihai
Zamfir Mihai

What cause the unalignment ??

Vor 12 Stunden
mathue taxion
mathue taxion

Nice diagnostic work :)

Vor 12 Stunden
tigershifter
tigershifter

I am calling bullshit on your video. You wouldn't have good compression if the cam timing is off that far. And it looked like you had the crankshaft 180 out. You pulled it up to exhaust stroke. Because the cam turns once for every two crankshaft revolutions, you should always pull up your cam mark first, that way you know you are on the compression stroke on number 1, then see where your crank mark is at. That being said you did a pretty good job with your video. But there are only 3 things to make an engine run 1: compression 2: fuel ( that includes air) since there is 14:1 air:fuel ratio. 3: spark You did assume that there was fuel in the combustion chamber though, just because you have fuel pressure and injectors clicking does not mean the fuel is getting through the injector. If you have a clogged air inlet you will see this reflected in your compression test. But that is my insight, I did this for a living for years, and was one of the first people in my state to be L-1 ASE certified so I know a little bit about what I am talking about. On a "no start", on a 96 or newer, you should always start with a quick check for codes withe a scan tool, then check for spark, If you have spark move on to fuel, crank it and pull a spark plug it should be wet and smell like gas, if that all seems okay, then compression test, this sequence of testing will save time to diagnose the problem.

Vor 12 Stunden
Jeb Sails
Jeb Sails

A real mechanic would have done what you did. Your neighbors mechanic was a replacement monkey. Their population has exploded in resent years. 41.5n 71.3w

Vor 14 Stunden
Jemini Blactindo
Jemini Blactindo

be watching since 4k subs lol

Vor 14 Stunden
Rick Noyb
Rick Noyb

This guy is great. He communicates well and his videos are clear and easily understood. He also conveys a sense of excitement to the work and he's so well organized. I've pidgeoned-holed a lot of his little tricks in the old noggin for the next time I'm working on an engine with buddies. Chris Fix is my new mechanic. Thank you for the videos.

Vor 15 Stunden
the nun
the nun

Now its working can i have my car back

Vor 15 Stunden
Riseagain16
Riseagain16

Suck squeeze bang blow, That"s the air force motto xD

Vor 16 Stunden
Jezreel Gonzales
Jezreel Gonzales

I hope this will help me start the 1994 Mitsubishi Galant VT4 V6 engine that is sitting in my garage for 2 years now like always, thumbs up for your video, it really helps here in the garage

Vor 16 Stunden
lester diones
lester diones

i wish my neighbor is chrisfix

Vor 17 Stunden
Tong Cy
Tong Cy

Chrisfix, your video helped most of us.

Vor 17 Stunden
shawn kelly
shawn kelly

dude awesome video 👏👏👏

Vor 18 Stunden
_v.ha
_v.ha

oof that mechanic should head back to trade school for a quick refresher.

Vor 20 Stunden
Cyber Stein
Cyber Stein

So basically he got rid of a perfectly good running car because his crappy mechanic did not go through the steps that you did. Lovely.

Vor 21 Stunde
Japan Kofun 古墳
Japan Kofun 古墳

As someone who knows how to do a few basic repairs (and I mean BASIC) on my own car I found that incredibly fascinating. Shame your neighbour's mechanic didn't follow your troubleshooting steps, seems like the logical things to check. Nice one.

Vor 22 Stunden
sealand000
sealand000

Any engine would get cranky after sitting for four years.

Vor 23 Stunden
d k
d k

What caused the timing to go off/bad?

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Nelson A. Martínez Núñez
Nelson A. Martínez Núñez

Your neighbor went to another mechanic instead of you!? Oh man, I wish to have a mechanic like you close by.

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Ghaith Alkhashan
Ghaith Alkhashan

Yeah or just give it to you neighbor

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Trae Ballard
Trae Ballard

I couldn't find any fogging oil. Could i use seafoam instead.?

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Doug Williams
Doug Williams

Youre good

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Ilgar Sadigov
Ilgar Sadigov

Can you make a video on how to clean gummed up engine like in this video?

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MotorsportsX
MotorsportsX

lucky it wasnt an interference motor.

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MotorsportsX
MotorsportsX

your neighbor needs to find a better mechanic

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alextheromanian
alextheromanian

please do a video on how to clean up the inside of that engine....many of us buy used cars and want to undo the years of neglect previous owners have done....it would be nice to see someone who knows what to do give a heads up.

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Vivbez
Vivbez

That or the gas peddle positioning sensor

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77psyco77
77psyco77

chris,curious I have a 2002 monte carlo spins but wont start,this is intermittent.ive replaced and diagnosed most things one could,sooo many vids on this car but no solutions,any ideas? thanx chris like your vids

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Henry Fresquez
Henry Fresquez

You always have great videos! I learned so much from you thanks.

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ChrisFix
ChrisFix

Thanks!

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MechaniCrew
MechaniCrew

Make video of cleaning the engine inside

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Damon Vavrick
Damon Vavrick

What’s been done since Chris? I have the same car

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Marcus Fant
Marcus Fant

Had to subscribe! The work you do and share is amazing and empowering. Keep up the good work!!!

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Lost Aim
Lost Aim

just wow no words.

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fallenangel006
fallenangel006

Well done, sir!

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Akhil S Kumar
Akhil S Kumar

Mr ChrisFix, you are a legend. I love you

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G Swaggy
G Swaggy

I think ill have you fix my car next time and won't take it to a regular mechanic

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Em Ma
Em Ma

cranks but won’t start normally means fuel pump.

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- MrRIchBiker
- MrRIchBiker

why are you not....a mechanic instructor,bro..... unbelievable. the best how to video, ever..great instructions Chris....you are the best , mechanic I've EVER seen on YouTube, or should I say life! wish you were local in NY.

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- MrRIchBiker
- MrRIchBiker

OMG...Chris ,that has to be the easiest spark plugs change job EVER.! wish that was my car ( after you get in running that is)

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rick ai
rick ai

I’m going to school to be a mechanic right now and I find this videos very helpful because they are very detailed. Thnks for the videos, ChrisFix.

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Kristjan
Kristjan

Why I can smell gasoline and car smell from here?

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Ahmad Abotaiban
Ahmad Abotaiban

You're great

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Mikej1592
Mikej1592

gona jump in here real quick and point one thing out. I had a car that wouldn't start, it was due to broken timing gear, yeah GM used teflon or plastic toothed cam sprockets in the 80s and all the teeth sheared off, I'm guessing overtime. eventually enough in a row broke off and it just happened to stop with all broken teeth on top so the crank was spinning, the pistons were slamin around but the cam wasnt turning, I was lucky I had enough gap between the piston TDC and full valve extension because as I said those pistons were moving as the crank and starter were fully spinning. Like in your car. I did all the same checks but took the valve cover off and spun the engine and low and behold the valve lifters were not moving. Tore the whole front of the engine off, that included AC compressor, vacuum pump, steering pump, alternator, and water pump finally got to the timing chain cover and boom the chain literally fell out into my hand and wow, the feeling of YEP! 'that's your problem right there' was super awesome. Sucked that I had to go through all that and it took me nearly a month of work to figure that out but I did it, changed the sprocket aligned the markers installed the new chain and all the parts again and boom first try it fired right up I was so fucking proud of myself. good times.

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World Traveller
World Traveller

Just one word - AWESOME!!

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Robert Worsena
Robert Worsena

Great job, I never seen a better instruction on engine trouble shooting. Learned a lot from this video. Thank you. Robert Delray Bch Fl.

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Denise Iribe
Denise Iribe

What did your neighbor say when you told him? 😅😅

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TheChaos98
TheChaos98

Awesome video

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kasan t
kasan t

Man I wish I saw this video three years ago. Instead of junking my 96 Civic lx I donated it to Kars for kids it had a rough idle and one point didn’t start. I’m about to look for another no start Honda and troubleshoot using your tips man good stuff you are awesome.

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bob martinez
bob martinez

thank you for this video,I don't know much about working on cars but this video inspired me so now I want to go mess with my car right now.....

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valensio samuel gamer
valensio samuel gamer

I like your video. You so good ad car 😉

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In Srs
In Srs

Hey Chris i have a question, I have a 4 door honda civic, 1996 model, automatic transmission, we recently changed the distributor due to it's very old age, and now idles differently, usually low, i am new to cars and i would like to fix it, but could you give tips where i could check first? Thanks in advance!

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Rick Feeney
Rick Feeney

Chris, your videos are truly magical. Every single video you make puts me in such a good mood and always puts a big smile on my face. You are a blessing to all of us viewers and fans. Thank you for sharing a part of yourself and creating positive, useful and quality content. It’s nice to see all your hard work get recognized; you deserve every view, like and comment. Please keep ‘em coming! I always get so excited when I get a notification from your channel!

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ChrisFix
ChrisFix

Thanks a lot Rick!

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PetrolHead Brasil
PetrolHead Brasil

This Civic is in an excellent shape!!!! My mom drives one, much WORSE than this one.... Nice video!!!!

Vor 2 Tage
thatguy ethan
thatguy ethan

If Chris opened his own mechanic shop he would make loads of money

Vor 2 Tage
Tiberian Fiend
Tiberian Fiend

There's a huge difference between monkeying on your own cars and running a business with civil liability for other people's property.

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TheGoldenSaber
TheGoldenSaber

He already does since we watch his videos. He doesn't need to melt under a car in a garage.

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Carl Vandenberg
Carl Vandenberg

Donate it to a charity that gives used cars like this to people who really need a car badly + deduct the donation from your taxes. Or option 2 sell it and give your neighbor a cut to help offset what he had to pay the previous mechanic for nothing. After all he did give you the car for free. Option 3 sell it, keep all the money and get yourself some hookers and blow.

Vor 2 Tage
Jeannie Michelle Phillips
Jeannie Michelle Phillips

Dammit man! I wish I came across your video when I had both of my 1992 & 1999 Saturn SL1.

Vor 2 Tage
Jim Carey
Jim Carey

Well, we have a 1995 Corolla (4 cyl/4AFE) that ran fine one day and wouldn't start the next. Car has been down for 6 months. Crank/no start. My wife and I are seniors on a fixed income so we can't afford to take our car to a mechanic shop so we need to fix it ourselves. Removed the air intake & didn't see any problem. Sprayed starter fluid up the intake, didn't even try to catch/start. Checked all the fuses and relays-all OK. I checked the compression before and it was pretty low on all 4 cylinders but in doing some online research on this car, I found out if the timing is off then the compression will be off. I have some medical issues lately and can't do much so I have hired a couple of craigslist mobile mechanics. Waste of money. Told the 1st guy about the compression & he said it was timing, so he changed the timing belt & water pump. Still crank-no start. Saved up & got another mobile mechanic & he said the trouble is the distributor but the car has spark at all 4 plugs?? The mobile mechanic then said it was a weak spark?? Never hear of that. I believe on this car there isn't an external crank position sensor. Your video has given me some hope but I think we've looked at everything shown in this video. Is there anything else??

Vor 2 Tage
307Gareth
307Gareth

well done fixing the beauty car! and great guide way to find the main problem from 5 key parts in order for the engine to stay running. What i'm not surprise is why the local mechanic his car been taken to didn't do the same step to find the cause and got the owner to pay them parts to fix it.... i would ask the mechanic what did he do to find the problem and why he charged the owner for unnecessary part to replace if he didn't fully find the cause?? I'm curious what your neighbor react when you drove to his place and what he planned to do his beloved Honda? again big well done

Vor 2 Tage
Валерий Симоненко
Валерий Симоненко

Золотые руки однако. Респект :))

Vor 2 Tage
Mcdonagh Mcdonagh
Mcdonagh Mcdonagh

Hey Chris i have an electric skoda fabia could you help with some advice

Vor 2 Tage
Tanimoto Kenichi
Tanimoto Kenichi

Do you think he replaced the gas at the beginning?

Vor 2 Tage
Adi Čehić
Adi Čehić

With a nice pack of tools, everyone can be a solid mechanic using your videos to fix cars. You are one of theese good guys, aren`t you? (bro fist) :D

Vor 2 Tage
Kim Bird
Kim Bird

as a mobile mechanic my self in the uk, a very good and well explained video .which would help the diy people .as you mentioned it would be best to change the cam belt . that did not look all that old any way.but it would have damaged the teeth of the belt. your neighbor needs to change his mechanic or give his car to you to maintain . well done .

Vor 2 Tage
Robin
Robin

What was the neighbors reaction?

Vor 2 Tage
عبدالرحمن القرني
عبدالرحمن القرني

شكرا على الترجمه

Vor 2 Tage
Elisha Barlowe
Elisha Barlowe

just bought a 98 milano red honda civic ex coupe with the same problem and thanks to you it runs flawlessly now! thank you so much!!!

Vor 2 Tage
thechudoviste
thechudoviste

This is one great and educational video.Thank you

Vor 2 Tage
u wot
u wot

you should show us a method or 2 to clean the sludge ;) *hint* good shit ay

Vor 2 Tage
Brett Terrien
Brett Terrien

I got a sport car with over 300 hp

Vor 2 Tage
Tiago Oitaven
Tiago Oitaven

You are amaizing!!! Very nice video mate, many many thanks!

Vor 2 Tage
Blurry James
Blurry James

our relationship is like an engine, if it doesn't have a spark, it won't work

Vor 2 Tage
Irfan domun
Irfan domun

waiting for next video impatiently must post more regularly👀

Vor 2 Tage
Sander Prins
Sander Prins

Where is the mustang i miss it

Vor 2 Tage
Andrei Passioukov
Andrei Passioukov

Would bad timing cause the car to have long starts but then run perfectly? Or do I have some other problem? Ive been dealing with this for over a year, took to 3 mechanics, all shrugging shoulders. But basically its a 2 to 3 cranks to start, if I pump the gas then starts first try, and then once on runs like a dream. Is it fuel pump? But then how does it run perfectly once started? :(

Vor 2 Tage
hawkz25
hawkz25

That was a thrilling video, had me captivated until the end! bravo :)

Vor 2 Tage
Peto Neib
Peto Neib

Suck Squeeze Bang Blow

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Albert KCC
Albert KCC

Great!!!

Vor 2 Tage
mariosassaz the jojo
mariosassaz the jojo

A custom steering wheel would be so cool on your mustang

Vor 2 Tage
Tiger He
Tiger He

Where did u learn all these stuff from?!?!?

Vor 2 Tage
Joseph Harief
Joseph Harief

hey Chris what are you going to do with this car? next project??

Vor 2 Tage
Ian Johnson
Ian Johnson

I was wanting to take a look at buying some merch, but I see your stock is completely sold out. Do you know when you will have more?

Vor 2 Tage
藤田航一
藤田航一

I love your video about how to fix cars cuz you always think about amateurs who try to fix cars like showing the staff we need and simple steps we can memorize easily even for foreigners like me

Vor 2 Tage
Tony •
Tony •

CHRIS HELP. HOW DO I TELL WHAT MY CAR IS WORTH.

Vor 3 Tage
Mustafa Nasser
Mustafa Nasser

You are wonderful, follow you from Iraq

Vor 3 Tage
DaStuffingForMyPie
DaStuffingForMyPie

The longer the better xd

Vor 3 Tage
Latnlvr
Latnlvr

Here again waiting still for more Chris fix content. 1 month later. Holding my breath here Chris

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Jeremy Edger
Jeremy Edger

Chris... dude i have a proposition for you.. I got between 5 and 8k toward a used half ton truck.. just by your accent I feel like you may live near me on the mid to north east coast.. can I pay you to find me a good used truck? Message back and maybe we can make something happen

Vor 3 Tage
Incredible Things in Real Life
Incredible Things in Real Life

Very genial, bless you because distributed!

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