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Iggyman
Iggyman

Hey Scotty, I own a 2007 Lexus ES350 with 305,000 kms. When I start the car cold it makes a loud rattle for a second. Any way I can stop this....an oil additive maybe?

Angel_H24
Angel_H24

Hey Scotty. I’m looking to buy a Honda Civic hatch with no ac. Is it possible for me to put one in later on ?

NathanShu
NathanShu

Hey Scotty what do you think of a 2001 BMW 3 series Sedan with 198000 miles dealer maintained its whole life garage kept

Priet00
Priet00

Greetings Scotty! My name is Christopher and I have a Honda Civic 2009 with 105,195 miles and an automatic transmission and no codes. Instead of paying the dealer $130 for a fuel induction service I wish to invest that money to but the necessary equipment to do it myself professionally. I know how to clean the throttle body, and reset the computer afterwards. I know how to put the additive in the fuel tank, but im not 100% certain of how to clean the induction system which is the 3rd part of the fuel induction service. Can you please help me?

barrydoan
barrydoan

Hi Mr Scott,
My Honda Accord 03 have the AC problem like this. When I turn on the AC, the compressor only engage about 1 hour. I can feel the cool air at this time. After one hour I feel the hot air come out the vent because the compressor is not engage.
Could you give me some advices how to diagnose the problem. Thank you very much.

elton.malko
elton.malko

Honda accord engine bay noise.
Hi Scotty
I have a Honda Accord EX v6 2007 automatic 130000 miles on it with a strange noise coming from the engine bay from underneath left (pulleys side) side. Looks like the sound of a worn belt. Have serviced the timing belt, water pump, idler pulley and the tensioner pulley. Also changed the serpentine belt, the tensioner with the idler pulley and the AC pulley as well. All these about a year ago and the noise was still there. Removed the serpentine belt and the crankshaft pulley and started the engine with no charge on it…the noise is still there and seems to come from the bottom of engine…I`m out of ideas
I wonder if anyone ever had this kind of problem with this specific car .
Here is a link with a video regarding this issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKlnzi5ELjE

thanks a lot
and...Rev up your engine!!!

barefoot5224
barefoot5224

have a 2003 toyota sienna 3.0L with 360k cooling fans will not come on but will come on when the AC is turned on. i have checked the relays and the fuses all good unpluged the fan and tried to jump the fan using the car battery and not working. plug it back in and start the vehicle and with the AC on fans work. why would the fan not work by jumping it off of the car battery?

NathanShu
NathanShu

Hey Scotty 2016 Dodge Dart 36000 miles $8995, or a 2018 chevy cruise 45000 miles $9100? I really ❤️lovee the way those cars look. I wanted one since they are brand new. Right now I am driving my mothers 2005 Toyota Corolla .

tbryan
tbryan

Scotty. Hope you can help my husband has an 05 scion tc. Recently it became somewhat slow to crank and several times it has not restarted after getting gas etc. wait 15 mins or so it would crank but kinda would drag. well s couple weeks ago he got off at the exit at work and it turned off and wouldn't restart. we had it towed and when they got to the mechanic three hours later cranked fine. mechanic had it 2 weeks and couldn't get it to duplicate the problem. Lastly he checked the starter which was fine went back an hour later and the battery was dead. so he charged the entire next day and we picked it up. we took to advance they checked battery and starter both were fine. drive home next day battery completely dead. we had them replace it under warranty yesterday. today the battery is completely dead. any ideas

Randy77
Randy77

Hello Scotty, I'm using Prius 2010. The engine shaking badly and appear this code. How to solve it? Thanks anyway

C Lake
C Lake


This is from my 2015 Mazda3, 2.5 30,000 miles. Any thoughts, Scotty?

Edit* I put some silicon lubricant on the o-ring around my gas-cap and the code cleared itself. I hope that’s all it is.

vilupa
vilupa

Love your show,
My sister in law has a 1984 Nissan truck 4 cyl with a carburetor and has oil on her sparkplugs. Have any ideas on a car that old. She loves that truck.

kbeast
kbeast

I had to replace my 09 dodge challenger RT battery, used a northstar agm 94r. Plugged in vent hose but on the negative side i dont have a vent cap. I hear this battery doesn't need a vent? Its located in the trunk. Keep getting conflicting info and no where to purchase these caps

RichardSalazar
RichardSalazar

Hey Scotty I recently purchased a 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer and it has 50k miles on it. I'm wondering if I should change the transmission fluid, in the owners manual it says to "only use genuine Mitsubishi J4 Green", can I use other universal brands of transmission fluid that work on all cars? Or should I stick to the one listed in the owners manual? It's a CVT, ofcourse. This is my first real car as I'm 19 and need guidance from an expert like you, love the videos, keep it up man.

JPorter1998
JPorter1998

Hey Scotty! I know you've said in the past that CVT trannys are very complicated. My Civic has 26k on it, and im planning on getting the fluid changed right around 50 or 60k. Should I do it myself or have a professional do it? I wanna get over 300k on my car if possible

MacAmb
MacAmb

Hey scotty i just recently bought Toyota Camry 2019 LE with 24000 miles on it what do you think of it i mean your opinion about the transmission and the engine i tend it to . keep it for a long time. Though i have heard some bad news about those 8 speed transmission.
Thanks

denwieber
denwieber

Scotty, love your channel and advice. I have a 2008 Nissan Altima SL 4D. I know Nissan's quality had gone down. My car performs well, has 141k miles - my question. I know the CVT dont last to far past 120 so Im on borrowed time. What preventative maintenance can I do to make the transmission last.

NathanShu
NathanShu

Hey Scotty what do you think of a 2005 Toyota Corolla from a wholesale company with 30000 miles that’s right thirty thousand miles only ... for $11000?????? Steal???

NathanShu
NathanShu

Hey Scotty what do you think about a used 2000-2005 Chevy impala with a 3.8 liter Engine.. my friend got one with 320000 miles pretty bullet proof hah

Sanjay Kapruwan
Sanjay Kapruwan

Hi Scotty, a huge fan of yours from Toronto, Canada. What's your take on 2016 Acura ILX for $10,000 Canadian ($7,000 U.S.) with 160,000 kms/100,000 miles.

JuJu14$
JuJu14$

I have an 82 buick Riviera an when i turn the wheel all the way to one side it Squeaks bad an i cant get rid of it what should i do

kingwillie1
kingwillie1

I have a 2001 Toyota corrolla which initial start up isn't stable until you continue to press the accelerator for sometimes before it becomes stable for a while. Even that it vibrates until the engine heats up.
Also the engine revs high and low with the rpm moving up and down even when driving.
It's really an embarrassing situations.
I change injectors, spark plugs and clean the mass air sensor and throttle but still.
What could be the problem?

Bmac74
Bmac74

Hey Scotty,

Love your show. Watch it daily.

I have a 2014 VW GLI. After a coolant flush at the dealer my car started overheating. I went back 3x. Finally they said I need a new thermostat/housing/water pump. The dealer quoted me $1035. I can source the OEM parts for $300 and know a reliable mechanic to install for $400.

If I won’t have the money for 5-7 days will it be ok to drive my car on short runs if engine temp doesn’t exceed 220F?

I have 170k miles. Change my fluids earlier than required and don’t beat on it. Even my front brake pads are only at 40% after 170k. I really do baby my car and don’t want to harm it.

LukanKevez
LukanKevez

Hey Scotty, I own a 1995 toyota corolla with a 5A engine. The check light chips in when I accelerate quickly. It also idles poorly when I've driven it for more than 30 mins and if I turn the steering wheel too much then it shuts off. Then restarting it takes up to 20 secs some times and i have to pump the accelerator pedal a bit. I bought a new battery which was tested and proven and all this is still happening. What do you think the problem(s) is(are)?

magic al
magic al

iI have a 84 gmc pick up truck with a 350 auto. It starts right up but the engine races wide open and i have to shut it down to save the engine.got no clues and no help. how can i diagnose the problem without the truck running. Any HELP will be greatly apprieciated...

morjatelfer1
morjatelfer1

Scotty I have a 2014 Honda Accord sport and the check engine light came on since night what could cause this

tdawgg
tdawgg

Hey scotty you should make a video about the f250, f350, f450 "death wobble" what causes it?

Oldmanlos
Oldmanlos

Hey Scotty, I'm looking for a 3rd row seater SUV. I'm looking at used Toyota Sequoia's and Ford Expedition's. Something reliable. What are your thoughts?

Mr.Hasan
Mr.Hasan

Hey Scotty, when doing the smoke test do smoke suppose to come out the air filter???

CrazyVinny
CrazyVinny

Hi Scotty, Thanks for the great work + helpful (and funny) videos.
I'm in the market for a used car and I was thinking of going for an hybrid car.
Can you recommend a couple of those?

Momentus
Momentus

You do great work and I'm a very appreciative subscriber. I have an 07 FJ Cruiser, pushing 400 000KM, with the transmission shudder issue. I got an amazing deal on it, and plan on fixing everything, as I go, until I'm dead. Have been told changing whole transmission, or valve body changes, torque converter swap, and changing trans fluid will all possibly fix shudder issue. Did almost go away when my transmission fluid was refilled after coolant hose was changed (rust), but it came back. Though not as bad as before. What's your take on the problem and best resolution? Toyota hasn't stepped up on this, even though it's a know issue on this otherwise amazing vehicle.

Dakota12
Dakota12

Hey Scotty my front passenger wheel is leaning in and making a noise do you think that is a wheel bearing Plzz reply

Cranky Nate
Cranky Nate

Just recently found your YouTube channel and have really enjoyed it. Thought you might be able to help me with something. I've currently got an old Jeep XJ as a "3rd vehicle". I really like it, but it's too small for my family of 5 on the occasion that we all need to drive together and it's not practical for hauling stuff. Consequently I'm considering getting a truck to replace it... if I can convince my wife! Problem is I still have a car payment on a minivan I bought a couple years ago so I want to get something dirt cheap. The used truck market is overwhelming. Would like to get a full-sized truck, but need advice on which used truck is the best for my money. Not concerned about mileage or looks, as long as it's not a rust bucket. I actually love older trucks, but it has to have some reasonably modern safety features so my wife won't freak out if I have to haul kids around. Would really like to keep it under $5k, but I know that's a tough sell. Really just want your opinion on what I should look for and what I should stay away from.

AgendaKM
AgendaKM

Hi Scott, My Pontiac Aztek 2005 is running little bit slow. Is gonna be take time to build up the speed on freeway I don't know why ? What should I do ? Please your assistance really need.

Johnsanomix
Johnsanomix

Hey Scotty, I am in need of some advice as I am trying to avoid bringing in my vehicle. I have a 2003 grand prix gt 3.8 v6 with 104k miles. It recently started running rough and upon reading the code I got the famous P0300 code of random multiple misfires. I have already changed the following: cat converter, camshaft sensor, coil packs, spark plugs, and spark plug wires. It gives off a bad smell, lots of exhaust smoke, it idles ok till you give it gas then it acts weak. Hasnt stalled on me yet. I was told maybe the tps, or the icm might be the issue. Or a vacuum leak. What would be your best assumption at would it could be. I know the P0300 is a common code for the pontiac.

manjotsc
manjotsc

Hi, Scotty. I own a Chevy Uplander 2007 LT Gas Type Engine, Is this normal, my car stuggle to go above 95 km/h ish.....

rdu1900
rdu1900

Hi Scotty, I have a 2002 Toyota Corolla. It runs well, no knocking noise at idle, and makes knocking noise when pressing on gas. No check engine light. Any suggestions? Here is the video: https://youtu.be/w0ldg9hhYKA Thanks

poopythings21
poopythings21

Okay so between 2008-2016 Which car would be best Audi A4 or A6, Mercedes Benz and model (car not suv) BMW 3 series, Cadillac CTS, or Infiniti G37 sedan? I’ve seen all with 200k+ miles and they were just taken care of. I drive mostly highway so my worries of major things going out such as engine or tranny aren’t a big risk for me I just want to know which of those I can get the most highway out of

Hunter Hess
Hunter Hess

I have a 1992 Pontiac Bonneville with the 3800 series 1 engine. I usually only drive it on the weekends and usually only go about 15 mph. Whenever I go to start it up on Friday evenings smoke comes out of the exhaust pipe. I bought some lucas oil stabilizer thinking it would help. I have not put it in there yet. It has 155,500 miles on it with the original engine. Still runs like it came out of the factory, just smokes a little in the Friday evenings.

LexusMan
LexusMan

Hi Scotty, My wife and I just bought a 2012 Lexus ES 350 with 94,000 miles. We had a mechanic check it out before we bought it and I'm in the process of having all fluid changed. Since I don't know a transmission expert I'm thinking of changing the transmission fluid myself...using one of several Youtube videos I've found. (I sure wish you could do a video showing the steps in this rather involved process) My question: Is 94,000 Miles too many to risk changing to fluid? Is to too late to change the fluid without risking messing up the perfectly working transmission? Thank you for all you help!!!

annabellaclegg
annabellaclegg

Hey Scotty is it true that there’s a problem with the direct fuel injection in V-6 Honda Accords 2016-2017? I heard from a Honda mechanic that the problems with the fuel injection can cost upwards of $6000 to repair? Is it true? Thanks.

AliC8
AliC8

Hey Scotty, I'm wanting to do an electrical fan conversation on my 04 SS Silverado. I've been doing my research, and some ppl say that I need to tune the truck after the conversation, some say you don't. I know I need the fans themselves and the harness and a bigger alternator. What I need to know is, do I need a bigger radiator? And do I have to get the truck tuned after the conversation? Please help, and thanks.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

Hello, I have a problem with the AC only being slightly cold on passenger side in this 1995 Honda Civic EX. Here is a link to a photo that shows the pressure readings at 80F http://prntscr.com/odu8ue This was done with the car off and cold. When I start the car up and let it run and warm up the gagues move up, the Low pressure goes to about 50psi and the high goes to around 200psi. Do I need a charge? I have a Remanned Chinese Compressor, put on within the last year.

FlintstoneMech810
FlintstoneMech810

Hey, how are you? Well, I have a rather odd problem here. I was checking my cooling fans to see why they wouldn’t come on in my '02' Monte Carlo SS. And, I found that the wiring for the fans were cut in three separate places. So I wanted to know, would it be safe to strip the coverings off and reconnect them, or should I just replace the harness?

Khaleel Abusal
Khaleel Abusal

Hello every one, If Mr.Kilmer is busy, can anyone help me with this question?

I have a quick question and hope you have time help me with it.

I am a student (on a very low budget because college takes a lot), I have a 2005 Camry 2.4l LE, I bought it and been using it daily in the past 18 months, I have noticed that the ATF is very dark so I have asked many people whether to change it or not. Some advised me not to change it because a fresh ATF will have different properties (viscosity and so) and may affect the transmission badly (it may start slipping), their evidence is what is written on the ATF dipstick "No need to replace the ATF under normal driving conditions", Others have a different opinion that I have to change it, otherwise, the dark and old ATF may cause damage to the transmission as it cannot cool it as the fresh ATF can.

I am confused and at the same time very worried because I CANNOT afford a new transmission or even rebuilding a broken one. Also, I have three kids and don't want the car to break down when they're ridding with me. The car has 168K miles.

Thank you so much for your help.

Most Respectfully,

Ryanvk91
Ryanvk91

Hey scotty. Changing the oil in my 2010 Ford Edge more often and upgrading oil as you suggested seems to have stopped the issues I had described. However now, my service tech tells me I have an oil leak. Not enough to leave stains, just a thin coat underneath the engine/oil pan. Can't afford to take it to a mechanic yet. What might I be looking at? Also, after a recent road trip, the car makes an odd sound near the right side ac vent on left turns, only when the ac is on. The same area inside the cab now also sounds like liquid is flowing inside upon braking. Hope this isn't too much at once, thanks Scotty!

gmoral
gmoral

Hi Scotty,

I have a 2011 audi a3 premium 2.0 turbo with 78k miles. I recently started to notice a clunk/jump when I would accelerate. You can also hear a rattling spinning noise near the engine. I took it to one local shop and told me I needed lower control arms replaced and my crankcase valve replace as well. I wasn't sure so I took it the an Audi dealer service for an inspection and they told me I have carbon build up since I have not been putting 91 octane gas and that's the cause of the hiccups my car's been giving off. I'm not sure if this is worth fixing as each shop wanted about 1500-2000$ to different repairs. any thoughts or comments? I honestly don't know what to do.

preed26
preed26

Looks like I am in alternator hell. Back in February I replaced the alternator in my 2012 Honda civic with a Carquest alternator from Advanced. I found out within a week after replacing that alternator that it was bad so they gave me a new alternator. Now five months later its having alternator issues again. I am hesitant to take it back to Advanced auto to get another Carquest alternator which will probably just go bad within the year. I was wondering if there is possibly some other underlying issue that's causing the alternators to go bad or if it's just crappy reman Carquest alternators and I should go with another company for my new alternator? If I should get a new alternator from somewhere else where would you recommend?

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

What is this whine sound? Car is in park happens in park, and in neutral, but not really when the transmission is engaged as much, replaced PS Pump and alternator. I think maybe vacuum leak https://share.icloud.com/photos/05igWpJk-EaYvJhh3BhCCzFrQ#South_Texas_Medical_Center

MikeCheck
MikeCheck

hey scotty i own a 2008 subaru out back i recently went to use ac but it only blew warm air, i tried the heater and same thing then today my car got hot but dident over heat but was close to it any ideas thanks mike