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trainhistorian67
trainhistorian67

My fiacee has a top post battery in her 2009 Toyota Camry she needs a decent set of jumper cables what do you recommend?

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MannyOGs
MannyOGs

Hey Scotty,

Love your vids my man but I got 2 questions in one hopefully you can reply in a video.

What problems does Infiniti vehicles develop over time? Since my friend was interested in them since they are cheap

What internal problems does KIA vehicles develop as they age?

bpmoffit
bpmoffit

Hi Scotty
I have a 2012 Toyota RAV4 with 210k miles 4 cylinder automatic. Here’s the story. I took the old gal in for state inspection ( the same day as you had the show on not taking your car for inspections where the want to sell you parts) in any case I had to buy a rear shock to pass the inspection at a total cost of $ 400.00 with all the BS and whatever shop towels and crap they add on.
Anyhow they also state I need a power steering rack ( it’s leaking) for $2 k and a alignment for $ 100 plus it’s gonna need pads and rotors for over $400.00
I had a front wheel bearing put on a thousand miles ago for $700.00
So basically we are looking at close to $2500.00 to keep this on the road. With no promise of other issues.
Yes I’m taking it to an independent mechanics to confirm. Question is is this in line with pricing elsewhere? Should I dump this thing now or hang on? The trade in is a pitiful 2k.

Club51
Club51

Hey Scotty I’ve just got the money for My cars Computer ...And my question is Is, Is it okay too buy a used Computer and have my mechanic throw it in I’m trying too save money and found used Ecu’s online

2013 Nissan Sentra
Base model 90,000 miles

Uly
Uly

Scotty I recently purchased a 02 Toyota Camry XLE Automatic Trany with 121120 original miles. i bot it for $1550. Before I bought it it had a check engine light so I met the seller at AutoZone and AutoZone recommended replacing the spark plugs and that should solve it. so i put in new ngk irridium plugs as stated in the manual. to clear the mil codes i had to disconnect the battery. Afterwards I raised the front of the car on jack stands & completed a "drive cycle" as stated in this link

Along With my daily driving i have added 81 more miles since disconnecting the battery. The problem is when I connect the ODBII scanner to check the IM readiness it still shows that all of the monitors are in N/A status as a result I can't get it to pass smog Because the smog station says the catalytic converter is "not ready yet". any ideas or suggestions on this?

Billykeds
Billykeds

Scotty,
I drive an 02 Honda Civic, 175k miles. Engine keeps overheating when idling and smoke will come out of the hood, but when I’m driving the thermostat goes back to normal temp. What could this be? Thank you

Uly
Uly

hey Scotty. I'm thinking of buying a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS, Automatic Trany, with about 83000 original miles from a private party. it has a clean title, the asking price is $2500. I live in Southern California, Inland Empire/San Bernardino County. whataya think about it? is it a good by or should i run away?

dr34mshake
dr34mshake

Howdy, Scotty!
I'm looking at a knock-around truck that will also be reliable daily if need be. I really wanted a 1st-Gen Tacoma but they're ridiculously expensive.

My options are either a 90s GMC/Chevy single-cab or a 90s F-150 single-cab. It would be an automatic & I'm looking to buy from private seller. Which of the two are better? Thanks for what you do!

GeorgeMohigel
GeorgeMohigel

Hey scotty i chargerd my battery for 2 full days about 2 weeks ago in my 2003 bmw 330xi, and had no issues up until today, i started the car and drove it for a few minutes parked it, started it again 30 minutes later and it started right up. I went back out 2 hours later and started it and i’ll i got was a click, is my battery just shot or do i have another problem. btw alternator was load tested and it passed the test

Subant05
Subant05

Hey Scotty
I recently bought a 2009 Mazda 3 with 145k miles. The automatic transmission would hold 1st gear when I start driving on a cold start then It would slip into 2nd gear. After driving for a minute the transmission would work as normal.

The ATM fluid was brown so decided to changed the ATM fluid, but didn't change the filter. Now on the cold start the transmission shifts smoothly and goes through gears smoothly while driving.

Should I still drop the pan and change the filter and add new fluid or just leave it alone?

Michael470
Michael470

Hi Scotty, I rarely use my parking brake except for when on a steep surface. Nothing wrong with my parking pawl but I was just wondering if it’s worth making a habit of using my parking brake even when parked on a flat surface such as my driveway, in order to prolong the life of the parking pawl and keep the parking brake in good working order? Or is this unnecessary?

Caayydenn
Caayydenn

I have a 1990 Pontiac Bonneville with 307K miles and today driving home when I came to a stop my alternator voltage was slowly dropping, but when I accelerated, the belt squeaked like mad but voltage went back to normal and squeak went away, driving like normal. The 2nd time it did this I put it in neutral and revved it and it did the same thing. I do have a noisy water pump I'm changing in 2 days could that cause the voltage drop or is it something else? It's also freezing cold. I appreciate your insight!

aryanrana
aryanrana

Hey Scotty I’ve got a 2019 Honda Accord 1.5t CVT what can I do to make it last absolute longest and what kind of mileage can I expect? Thanks

MissFixIt
MissFixIt

Hey Scotty! I have a 2015 VW JETTA SE with 87xxx the engine is 1.8L engine(And I've heard this is a supposed turbo model) in the beginning I was having a pretty heavy oil consumption (2qts every week give or take) I was mindful to check the oil and top it off as soon as the oil light came on. Fast foward a couple months and my car started running rough and the check engine light came on. After OBD diagnosis (P0300) I changed the spark plugs and two coils it ran okay for about a month (Oil still being replaced but still no visible leaks or puddles) It started running rough again and upon removal of spark plugs this time I noticed oil on the thread finally let me know the leak was internal.

My question is: What are common hidden leaks that could be possible in this particular model and would would you suggest I try first as far as repairing.. Or is it worth fixing... should I just trade it in? I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank youu!

Russshier524
Russshier524

I'm going to be looking at an 02 Accord this week. Where is the OBD2 port. I'm having a hard time finding videos or pictures. Anything thoughts on that year model?

Sall30
Sall30

Hey scotty, i just wanted some suggestions from you considering your vast experience. I have an old accord 2004 with the 2.4 motor. A while back when i was changing the oil pressure switch i think i overtightened it by mistake or maybe someone who worked on the engine before damaged the threads a little so while tightening the switch a small piece off the engine broke around the hole where it threads in. Its an old car with 250k miles i dont want to spend a fortune on it. I know i cant put a pressure switch on there anymore but i just want to close that hole shut so i can atleast drive the car, i dont care if the oil pressure light stays on. What is the easiest and best way to close a hole like that so it doesent leak any oil? I am thinking about using jb weld in there and try to somehow thread a bolt on the hole. But if i cant get a bolt in there is there anything i can close the hole with?
Thanks

Mr_Integrity
Mr_Integrity

Good day Scotty. I am in need of a simple get back and forth from work car. I wanted to stay around the $3000 or under mark. So I am obviously looking for a used vehicle. A family member has a 2001 Ford Taurus with an automatic transmission that has 50,000 miles on it, but has not been driven in over a year (longer than one year, but definitely shorter than two years) the car needs a new battery, but I have a mechanic I trust coming to look at the vehicle soon. They are giving the vehicle to me for free so I am definitely going to be staying under budget. Do you have any tips or suggestions for that specific vehicle with the mileage and age of it, and what do you suggest I look out for with a car that has sat for over a year? Thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michaelbush
Michaelbush

Think I could make any money off a 98 F150 with a V8 (the trans was replaced at one time with a new ford trans) lots of miles though at 330k the person is selling for $800 should I buy and re sell it or do you think I could get anything at all for it? Has canopy new battery %80 tires

jsekerak
jsekerak

Hey Scotty, my 2001 Honda Accord EX (Automatic) with about 167,000 miles has a crack in the flex pipe part of the exhaust, making it fail the VA state inspection. Would it be wiser to fix it, or just get rid of it and find another used car? I'm trying to look for a used manual car, preferably Honda or Toyota, with a budget of around 2,500 or hopefully less, as I just need a car for when I'm home from college. Thoughts on whether or not buying a used stick is worth it, especially because most of them online have close to 200,000 miles? Thanks.

HadiiAhmed
HadiiAhmed

Hey Scotty! I live in the United Arab Emirates, here we get a lot of imported cars usually Japan or American or North American specification region, I intend to buy a Lexus LS460L 2007-2009 I was wondering does it matter if I bought a GCC specification or American or even Japanese ?
and if you may just give us the general knowledge about region specifications when it comes to Lexus and Toyota ?

RoyH74
RoyH74

Hi Scotty, I have replaced the rear brake pads awhile ago and now the front pads need to be replaced. Is that ok if I use Akebono but the rear pads remain original.? Btw it’s a Honda Pilot 2010. Thank you!

dandep
dandep

Scotty, is this the place were I can ask you a question? Tia!!

SafetyJoe
SafetyJoe

Hey Scotty, My mom has a 2002 Subaru Forester, automatic transmission with 200k miles on the engine. The car kept getting every month or so a P0304 code which is a cylinder #4 misfire. Her mechanic says it's her head gasket that's leaking oil and eventually would need to be replaced. It doesn't appear to be effecting the cooling system yet. I'm wondering if changing her engine oil and adding a bottle of AT 205 reseal could help at sealing up that oil leak in the head gasket? I know it wouldn't be a permanent fix, but was hoping it might help her to be able to get some more use out of the car before she junks it and buys a used Toyota Rav4. I've heard the AT 205 reseal works good at rejuvenating leaky crankshaft seals. Do you think it could also help with a head gasket oil leak too? Thanks

Prosen556
Prosen556

Hey Scotty I have a 2004 Mazda 6 automatic 4 cylinder. It has 120km. My problem is my left turn signal stopped working. I checked ALL fuses including the ones under the dash by the kick panel none were blown. I replaced the tail and head relays and still nothing. I then replaced the turn signal switch on the steering wheel... still nothing the right one works fine and if I try my hazards only the right one will flash I checked my bulbs all are good. I also tried switching out the turn signal housing that holds the bulb with still no luck. Any ideas?

jeff981273
jeff981273

Hey Scotty, I just replaced the spark plugs on my 97 Camry 2.2. this was my first time doing so, so I used a torque wrench set to 13 ft lbs. I'm a little concerned, because it seemed like it took a little too much force before the wrench clicked. How would you know if you overtightened the plugs? I started the car up after changing all 4 and drove it around and it seems to be running fine.

FrankieApex93
FrankieApex93

https://youtu.be/CpH24esRyC4 .....this is a video of a cold start on my car. Been doing this for 20K miles and the car seems to run fine. Was wondering if you knew what this could be, when I accelerate the knocking gets a little bit faster. When the engine warms up it gets a little bit quieter but not by a lot. Vehicle has 98K miles on it. Thanks Scotty 😀

Eliiii
Eliiii

Hey scotty should i replace my engine head gasket as a preventative maintenance before it blow with age? It only has 50k miles

duviaguirre
duviaguirre

Hi Scotty, my BF is about to buy a 2014 Toyota Camry v6, what’s your take on those cars?

jrivera40
jrivera40

Hey Scotty my Corolla is made in Mississippi, are they good or worse than Canadian made Corollas?

aryanrana
aryanrana

Hey Scotty I have a 2019 Honda Accord 1.5t CVT what can I do to make it last the absolute longest also what’s your predictions as far as what mileage I can expect

JairG
JairG

Hey Scotty, is a 2011 Dodge Charger v6 with 188k miles on it for $3k a good deal?

FrankieApex93
FrankieApex93

https://youtu.be/CpH24esRyC4 Does anyone know what this knocking could be? Lol started at 78K miles and now has 98K miles. Knocking gets a bit faster when accelerating, when the engine heats up it gets less loud. Car seems to run fine.

maguilar7145
maguilar7145

Kind of a long shot but I am seeking your advise on purchasing a used car. I'm split between ford fusion titanium, toyota Camry, or Nissan altima. I'm looking at 2015 models and up on all of them. Any advise is greatly appreciated.

Sall30
Sall30

Hey scotty hope you are healthy and wealthy, i am back again with another question. So recently i bought a crv 2002 with a bad engine. I gave it to a place called Japan Star motors to have a JDM engine put in. They say their engines have only around 30k miles on them plus it costed me only 1150 for part and labour. But unfortunately after they put the engine i am noticing some minor issues. Firstly when i rev the car and while the rpms drop there is a slight rattle coming from near the engine somewhere. Next there is a light popping/tapping sound when it idles in Drive or Reverse gear. I am also getting a p0174 lean code , i tried to check for vacuum leaks but could not find any. Would that code be caused by bad soark plugs? Car seems to run fine, the engine has power and all but i cant seem to find the issue. Can you please help me with figure out these issues.

PulsarNXCAM
PulsarNXCAM

Scotty, I have a 1987 Nissan Pulsar NX SE with a E16i In-line 4.I Bought it in 87' I just rebuilt the entire engine about three weeks ago, What do you recommend for starting the break in engine so it will last another 100,00 miles or more? rebuilt at 210,316 miles. Thanks

MrMeatball270
MrMeatball270

Hey scotty, just purchased a 2017 Camry XSE automatic 4l.love the car but the rim/tire combo is a bit low. Will going from 225/45R18 to 225/50R18 assist with protecting the rim and offer a bit more protection to the rim? How much more tire could I add? Would I have to reprogram the system and where would I go to do that. I live in PA where there could be potholes... Thanks for all the free education.

CharlieT
CharlieT

Hey Scotty, We are trying to decide between a 2020 Crosstrek and 2020 Forester. We live in Ontario Canada so we do experience winter but we do have 2 concerns. Do they still have head gasket problems and how many miles of trouble free ownership should we expect. We only drive 8-9,000 miles per year and are quite conservative drivers. Thanks

Arsie
Arsie

Hey Scotty, I’m interested in a 2007 Lexus IS250 in great condition with only 33k miles & AWD. Private dealer is asking $8,499 ... is this a good deal?

benny_tillman
benny_tillman

Hi Scotty, I’m super excited to do my first ever DIY oil change in my home garage. No more fighting dealership/chain joint up sells. What jack and jack stand would you recommend for 3-5000 lbs cars? (98 Corolla and 2015 4Runner)

Eliiii
Eliiii

Scotty what do you think of the BMW Z4

humanbeing
humanbeing

Scotty is it a good idea to change differential fluid in a automatic transmission front wheel car? Or is that part of the transmission fluid? Thank you

RoyH74
RoyH74

Hi Scotty, I’m just about to replace for my Honda Pilot 2010 the Lower Suspension Control Arms and Ball Joint Assembly. Was that a smart move to go with Dorman brand. Thank you

MustangTRUCK
MustangTRUCK

@Scotty Kilmer hey scotty one of my friends have a 2002 honda civic lx Automatic coupe with 38K miles used he wants 4300 is that a reasonable price for it?

JordanJones
JordanJones

Hey Scotty, gonna take a look at an 04 Tacoma with the 4-banger, automatic, 144k miles. What should I look out for? Truck looks clean but I want to know of any common issues.

Thank you!

Eliiii
Eliiii

Hi scotty what do you think of the bmw z4 40k miles

gng
gng

Hi Scotty! What do you think about the Toyota Highlander 8 speed automatic transmission?

Lloyd_Garmadon
Lloyd_Garmadon

Hey Scotty, I have a 2007 Honda Accord automatic with 140k miles and recently when I’m driving and let go of the steering wheel it will pull to the left . What do you think is going wrong I plan on buying a DLZ Suspension Kit. Thank you.

Chase Hall
Chase Hall

Good afternoon Scotty hope your havin an awesome day. 2001 Honda Civic LX a lil over 142,300 miles. I've noticed when I turn the steering wheel left or right a knock sound occurs. Do you have any suggestions on what all to check out?

mtnman424
mtnman424

Hi Scotty, I have a 2013 Chrysler 300C Luxury Edition, 5.7l, 5spd. Auto, AWD, 67k miles. German trans., Mexican engine, assembled in Canada. Bought used from a dealership, CPO, for $25k in 2015 with 25k miles on it. Seemed to be a well maintained car. I know you're not a Chrysler fan but I'd like to ask, what can I expect, milage wise, out of this car and what should I look out for? Thanks.

Ward Sy
Ward Sy

Hello,

I have 2005 lexus ls430 with 88k miles.
Car runs fine but RPM drops when shifting from (P or N) 900rpm to (D or R) 400rpm and engine starts vibrating a little bit, if i shift back to P or N rpm it goes back to normal and no vibration or low RPM.

Please help ?