Scotty Needs A Little Help From His Friends

Scotty Needs A Little Help From His Friends

With over 700 Million people watching my car repair videos, I now need a little help in answering everyones' car questions. If you would like to help and become a moderator here, just watch this video. We're all in this together.

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noebarrios
noebarrios

Hey Scotty, my mother has a Ford expedition and she wants to know why does her SUV slow down when going on inclines (highway inclines) could it be a dirty fuel injector or what can it be? Thanks for the help!

Jack12345
Jack12345

Hey Scotty,

curious about your thoughts. what would you say is the most affordable and reliable exotic/supercar, not counting purchase price. what supercar could you daily drive and expect to last if you drive it modestly. I’m thinking maybe Lotus Evora 400, Ford GT, Shelby GT500, Acura NSX, a McLaren, AMG GTR/S63 or maybe even Noble M600.

Just really curious on your thoughts.

Thanks!

GT-Corolla_man
GT-Corolla_man

Hey Scotty, will it ruin your vehicle if you run over a speed bump fast? Or running it over on 2 wheels instead of 4

JDC
JDC

Hey Scotty I’m looking at getting a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP with 66,000 km V8 engine for short daily trips. Can it be a decent vehicle?

carlover
carlover

What do you think about the GM strike.

orosgroup4k
orosgroup4k

Hi scotty i recently bought a 1986 ford crown victoria ltd for $250 i forgot how many miles was it the car does start wont stay running could it be the fuel pump or fp relay

GT-Corolla_man
GT-Corolla_man

Hey Scotty, what do you think of a 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Cvt automatic for a first high school car, or should I go for a 2014-17 Corolla S cvt automatic I’m looking for reliability and a good ride and looks

Jack12345
Jack12345

hey scotty,

went to mechanic for tpms light on 2011 accord. gave me a quote for $900 for the sensor, anti seize, 2 hubs, outer & inner bearings, wheel seals, and brake clean.

should I trust that I actually need all of this or should I only get the tpms sensor changed? if just the sensor, should I just try to change it myself?

Or, is all of this work unnecessary? If so, I'd rather put the money towards fixing the vtc actuator to get rid of the cold-start rattle.

thanks!

Patrik Purgar
Patrik Purgar

hey Scotty, what do you think about this? A Classic VW Beetle with an electric engine? sry but the website is in german, but google chrome can translate you the entire page in english

carlover
carlover

What do you think of the new Porsche Taycan?

noebarrios
noebarrios

Hello scotty, I was looking at a 2003 Ford expedition 4.6 v8 with 152900 miles. It burns oil. Not too much though. For 2500 is it a deal or should I look elsewhere?

warrior$$2022
warrior$$2022

Hey Scotty what do you think of the Lincoln mks?

Jack12345
Jack12345

hey scotty,

found a dealer selling a 06 civic hybrid with 135k for $2400. clean title and seems good. i know the big thing with those is the hybrid battery so i was wondering if there is any way to test it. i dont want to put any money into it other than regular maintenance and want it to last a few years through college.

thanks

Patrik Purgar
Patrik Purgar

Hey Scotty, sorry if i ask so many questions, hope this doesnt annoy you But my car, 2003 Micra 1.5 dci, recently started to rev to 1000 or 1200 rpm, one case even to 1700 rpm, when my car was standing still, better said when i slow down than it stays at those higher rpm's, ideling sometimes when i push the accelerator a bit, in neutral, it goes back to normal, to 900 rpm Why does this happen and is there a fix? execpt selling the car, which i will probably do i think in leasing a 2016 toyota avensis 2.0D, but i was also thinking in buying it later if i like the car and it holds up well, if you dont mind i can give you the details about the car in a respond after you answer.

noebarrios
noebarrios

Scotty on your daily question videos mention the Ford excursion and let us know on how they hold up. Please!

arwinmartdizon
arwinmartdizon

Hey Scotty I have a 2010 1.6L 4speed AT Toyota corolla with 113,000 kilometers on it. When it hits about 60kph there is a whining noise and when I release the gas pedal it goes away. What do you think is the problem? Is it my transmission?

noebarrios
noebarrios

Good morning scotty, one of my friends drives this Ford explorer 2006 around with a rebuilt transmission. It jolts at 3rd to 4th gear. He told me that he got it fixed for 1600. Do you think the transmission is gonna hold up?

jeff981273
jeff981273

Hey Scotty the place where the trailing arm mounts to the frame has rusted out on my 96 Saturn sl2. Is it still safe to drive around town? Or is it time to junk it?

makiah
makiah

Scotty what do you think about an 06 V6 dodge Dakota

sebastian perez
sebastian perez

Scotty what do you think about owning a 06 chevy trailblazer ss with 97,000 miles on it

colehardy19
colehardy19

Hey Scotty I have a 96 gmc ck1500 and just changed my intake gaskets and put it back together and know I drove it for a week and now I start it it will rev to 3 grand for about 3 seconds and rev Down and die what should I try and do

chmar2025
chmar2025

Hey Scotty you said that you went to the University of Illinois , did you mean the one in Champaign-Urbana ? .. by the way did you ever live in Chicago or what do you think of the city lol Chrysler’s are for some reason super popular over here haha

Patrik Purgar
Patrik Purgar

Hey Scotty. on your latest video, where you show how to "reset" the car, you said to rev the engine up to 2000 rpm for 5 minutes, but what about disel cars? To what rpm should i rev when i do those steps you showed?

carlover
carlover

What’s your opinion on lowering the suspension on a truck/suv

Patrick Star
Patrick Star

Hey Scotty, What do you think about a 2006 Acura TSX with 175000 miles. Do you think this car can last to 200k or maybe even 300k miles? Is there any problems I should expect at this mileage? It has been very well maintained.

noebarrios
noebarrios

Good morning scotty! What do you think about a 13 Nissan Altima coupe (2 door) for 5,000? It has a standard transmission and it was driven for 91,000 miles. Is it a good buy? What should I watch out for?

RickF1999
RickF1999

Hi Scotty, the radiator reservoir plastic cap popped off while I was driving. Thankfully I was able to put it back on, but the covers edge look melted. I also noticed the top hose (2000 Ford Ranger XLT) was hot, and when I open the radiator cap, the coolant spits out some. I also noticed some micro bubbles on the oil stick. What should I check for, because I want to save the engine while it’s still possible. I’ve got 7.4 miles to make it home. I’ll stop halfway to check again. Thank you! -Rick Ford

jesus4121
jesus4121

Hey Scotty, I have a 2000 Honda Civic value package. It’s has about 214k miles on it. Recently it’s been loosing power, I had to jumpstart it and now the radio has no power. The starter, alternator, and battery are all fine, the car was running two days ago. Could this be an electrical issue or something ?

Jack12345
Jack12345

Hey Scotty, Found a 05 Acura TL with 150k for $1600 that i’m considering buying. Wanted to see if you could tell me anything I should watch out for. Also, is it okay to use regular instead of premium on those? if so, would it effect gas mileage?

718caymanS
718caymanS

2019 Audi A4 2.0T 4,000 miles on it. Hey Scotty. Does it harm a vehicle to leave the wheels turned while parked or should the front wheels align with the rear wheels? Also, when trying to get the car out of a tight spot, does it wear out the tires prematurely to turn the front wheels while not moving?

noebarrios
noebarrios

Hello scotty, what do you think of me buying a used 2007 Infiniti g35 coupe with 76000 miles? It's an automatic.

Caayydenn
Caayydenn

Is it possible to recharge an 80s cars AC system without converting it to r134a or buying a whole new compressor?

Caayydenn
Caayydenn

So Ive got these 2 Bonnevilles a 1990 with 296K and a 2003 with 228K both run and drive but I am choosing to sell my 2003 and buy another car because i feel it will turn into a bigger money pit and is worth more money right now than the other one do you think I am selling the right car?

Prashant99
Prashant99

Hi Scotty, I have a 2007 matrix and the interior lights don't work (lights for the radio, ac basically the backlighting for the instrument pane) i was thinking that I might have unplugged it somehow as all of the instruments work just the backlights don't.

bongobreath
bongobreath

Scotty, I'm not a mechanic but have been around cars for over 50+ years...cars are my passion. What I do know are cars and which ones are good buys and which ones to stay away from. I travel extensively and rent a lot of cars including high end vehicles. I would be more than happy to assist in answering questions about best cars to buy, ones to stay away from and when to lease and when to buy. If that sounds of interest, let me know. Cheers!

wyliegt
wyliegt

Scotty, I have 2006 Hyundai Sonata with a 3.3L engine. The engine temp rises from mid-gauge to 3/4 when I turn on the A/C. Why would this be? I have changed the water pump 6months ago (leaking) and thermostat as an additional precaution.

dbschicago
dbschicago

Hi, Scottie and Friends. I'm looking at buying a 2007 Camry SE, 4 Cyl. Owner says dealer rebuilt engine at 116k miles to fix a recalled oil consumption issue and he has paperwork to verify the work done. Odometer currently reads 146k. KBB range is $4125 to $5400. It seems to me that owner's asking price of $6200 is high. Does the rebuilt engine add that much value?

Patrik Purgar
Patrik Purgar

Hey Scotty, tell me, is there a difference in manifacturing between Toyota Corolla's that are sold in Europe and USA? I was at the toyota dealer today, I asked them for the CVT problem recall, and they told me they didn't had any Corollas recalled, I'm talking about the Croatian market.

collinthompson
collinthompson

Hey Scotty I have a 2003 Lexus gs300 it sometimes accelerates normally and majority accelerates slowly I was wondering if you would know was it is?

maccabeus
maccabeus

Hi Scotty, I'm buying a used 2016 lexus nx200t at 41k miles for 24k$. The mechanic who inspected it said the water pump is leaking and replaced it at sellers expense. Should I be worried? Is the car still worth it? Thanks!

Aircat
Aircat

Hey scotty I have a 2000 dodge Dakota 4.7L v8 that has about 169300mi on it what are your thoughts on the Dakota?

Sl1meShady
Sl1meShady

Hey Scotty, I’m in the market for my first truck, are the new diesel Colorado’s any good? Or should I look towards a Tacoma?

carlover
carlover

Why hasn’t GMC made a sedan in the past few decades?

radams24
radams24

Hey Scotty 2009 Scion TC so motor mounts are bad but not sure which ones I know OEM is best but they’re expensive. There’s 4 mounts total 1 in front 1 in back and 1 on each side if I was gonna go OEM on only 2 of them to save $ which 2 would you go OEM on? In other words which ones take the most impact in everyday driving? Thanks

ianglenn66
ianglenn66

Hey Scotty I've got a 2005 ford explorer the power door locks and mirror switch on the driver's side only work when the vehicle is running and driving whats going on thanks

Astew
Astew

Hey Scotty I went to an alignment shop and tried to get an alignment but they said they could only align the toe. Also they asked if I had hit something because my caster and camber were off in my Driver front tire and also in my passenger rear tire. No parts look worn. How can I find out what’s bent wrong?

poopythings21
poopythings21

Scotty, can a lower control arm cause shaking since it make the car out of line? Mine shakes occasionally while driving and 99% of the time while I brake

huntersilva
huntersilva

hey scotty i’ve got a 99 mustang. my clutch pedal is very firm compared to other cars i’ve driven and even other mustangs of the same generation. any reason for this? also, any possible fixes?

noebarrios
noebarrios

Hey Scotty! What do you think about me buying a 2003 Nissan Murano SL with 167k miles? It has no check engine light, but it needs freon. She wants 2k for the SUV. Is it a good buy? Or should I just focus on getting a 2010 Toyota 4runner sr5?

dbschicago
dbschicago

Hey Scotty, I'm shopping for a rust-free Toyota or Honda. If I find one near you in Texas, will you be available to inspect it for me? What area in Houston is close to you?