Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 50 years, answers your car questions here every Thursday afternoon at 1 PM CST and Saturday mornings at 10 AM CST. Where else can you ask live questions and get answers right away from such an expert with over 750 million views on his internet videos?
Scotty did your car expertise help you get your wife?
Hey Scotty! Big fan! I have a Chevy Colorado with the 2.8L Duramax, 6 speed automatic. It shifts very smoothly, but when I'm in the 6th gear, it will not downshift unless I give it some gas or do it manually. If I were to just let it glide in 6th gear with my foot off the pedal, it will not shift to 5th but relunctantly shift to 4th gear as it slows down. Why is this happening?
Scotty, I have a 1985 LTD crown Victoria. In the past when I had to get engine parts for the car I was told it was a police interceptor engine and they have always given me parts for that set up. When I looked up the years that they made the police interceptor cars I was dumbfounded to find that my cars VIN didn't match the information that indicated it to be one made with the police Interceptor setup. the engine according to the title is a 302. So how can I tell for sure what type do I have? or are the " Interceptor parts" better in the long run? Thanks Joe Matter.
Scotty what is the worst thing you worked on that made you contemplate your career choice?
Hi Scotty I just moved to Houston (westbury neighborhood) I have a 65 mustang fastback. I have a classic auto air a/c setup and most likely have a Freon leak. The ac is out of my wheelhouse. Do you take new customers? Or would you have any recommendations for a shop to take it to?
Want to borrow it for an intro video?
What’s up Scotty. I’m in the auto detailing business and I am looking to get into getting a cargo van to do mobile detailing. I was looking into a Nissan NV200, Dodge Promaster city, or a Ford Transit. What cargo vans do you recommend? Preferably good on gas and reliability. Thanks!
Hi scotty big fan can you explain to me what does a blow off valve do in a turbo charged car
Scotty my 1999 suburban has a service 4 wheel drive light what could be the culprit
Scotty I have a 2005 Buick centuryI just realized that I have green coolant in it and the internet tells me I'm supposed to have orange should I be really concerned and fix this right away and if so how
Hey Scotty! Big fan, love your work. Have you thought about making any videos about interior restoration? Have you done it yourself?
Hi Scotty. My Dad wants to give me his 1975 corvette. It’s been on and off the road since I’ve been around. Lately it’s off the road (15 years in his garage without moving) it drove in there after a corvette specialist ran through it and gave it a clean bill of health. The car has 75k miles and isn’t cosmetically in the greatest shape. He would let it go but only if it’s trucked to this higher end shop for new hoses, carb, fluids and tires. The owner told him between 3-4K to get the car rolling again. Is it worth the investment. I’m not the most handy but I know my way around enough to get it going on my own but he doesn’t want to give away a project! it has some cracked paint. Faded paint. It’ll never be flawless which I kind of like. I’m gonna drive it! I see them with a list of receipts for around $10-$12 dollars. Is this worth my time? I would keep it forever but are they reliable enough to last for awhile only being driven a few thousand miles a year?
Hey soctty my dad has a 97 jeep grand cherokee Laredo and if my dad drive his car often it will not want to start up with out pressing on the gas pedal multiple times or wont start up for a few days and when he drives the car it spits and sputters then sometimes die on him driving down the road or at a red light. And the strange part is it doesn't bring up any coverage at all. And the battery is brand new and the starters brand new the problem wont go away. Any idea to what the cause might be?
Good morning Scotty I have a 95 f150 with the 300 inline six with an m50d 5 speed transmission, I did a cab swap about 10 months ago left it parked for 6 months while i was on deployment and when I came back everything was working fine until about 2 days later my windshield wipers would try and work you'd hear the relay work and the wipers would move a little bit, then my high beam light would come on and so would both turn signal lights. Any power I apply to the heat would make the wipers extend fully but I would have to play with the switch to make them fully seat to where they should be. I replaced everything from the relay the turn signal stock and the wiper motor and it hasn't fix anything. Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you Scotty!
Hey Scotty, your thoughts on a used Mitsubishi Montero??
I have had trouble with my RPM shuttering/ jumping slightly when I'm around 35-50MPH, when it is in last gear. The truck has 140,000 miles and I can't seem to find a mechanic to fix or pinpoint the problem. Below is a list of things that have been done that didn't work.
- Mass Air flow sensor cleaned.
- Throttle positioning sensor changed / throttle body cleaned.
- Foot pedal replaced.
Recently, a mechanic told me I probably need to do a DOD delete...He seems to have more knowledge than the other I have been to. Is this worth trying? Do you have any suggestions? Also, I've had people tell me it could be in the torque converter, but transmission specialist said it isn't throwing any codes.. I'm desperate for answers.. Lastly, my truck drinks 5W-30 oil.. should i add lucas stbalizer
Hey Scotty, what do you think of the upcoming 2020 Ford Bronco?
Hello Scotty, could you tell us your opinion on a Nissan 350Z with the VQ35HR engine and a Manual, I bought one with a little over 60k miles, put qnother 10 on it and everything is working fine, shoud I except any problemes before reaching 100-120k? I drive it fast but I will never start trashing it(drifting etc). I would like to keep it forever if possible. Thansks
Are live podcasts available to watch after they aired? I was not able to see if my question was answered either today. I was not available to watch the Podcast live??
Scotty, I have a 2003 Ford Ranger 2.3... I was driving out of a stop light, went to shift from 3rd to 4th gear, and the clutch wouldn't move. I checked the master, slave, and lines for leaks and didn't find anything. What should I check next, and what tests should I do? I could only find your videos on vehicles with a weak clutch not one that froze while engaged!! Appreciate your work. Trent
Hey Scotty, what should I choose between a 2011 Toyota Avalon (70.000miles) and a 2009 Toyota Camry (75.000miles). Both are automatic, the Camry has a 4 cyl. 1.8L vvti engine. No more info about the Avalon though. Which one do you think it's gonna be more reliable?Thanks!
Scotty I have a friend that has a Chrysler Sebring convertible and says it is an awesome car so I was thinking about getting one what do you think about them yourself
Saturda June 22, 2019... No live broadcast today?
Scotty I was thinking of buying a used 2009 Corvette ZR1. It cost $60k in my area, with less than 6,000 miles. Would it last for at least 50k miles?
I have a 97 Buick LeSabre Limited that has a code po440 what is it and where can I find it
Hey i have a problem with my honda pilot
I own a 1993 Honda Civic and I'm about to change the valve cover gasket. The Haynes manual says to use RTV but when I called up Permatex on the phone their technical support says to use nothing but the rubber gasket and no RTV. Who do I listen to?
Hi Scotty, I have a 2012 Lexus CT 200h with 80k miles and I noticed that when the car idles, the air conditioning blows hot air. I looked under the hood and the electric fans in the very front of the car don't spin when the car is idling. Can I fix it myself? Is it going to damage the car to drive without the fans working? I live in southern California so it is very hot outside during the day.
Hey Scotty my 2000 Acura engine light is on in TCS light I change spark plugs I've change coils what could it be
I own an Audi TT Mk1 (year 2000). My mechanic is saying that I don't need to keep the plastic under engine shield because it generally keeps more heat in the engine bay, oil gets to a higher temperature and shortens the engine's life. What's your opinion please, should the underneath plastic shield be on or off? Will I have problems without it?
Hey scotty i have a 2008 nissan rogue sl 2wd. The ac recently stopped blowing cold air. Thw Freon is good and i am getting 14 volts to compressor. It will engage for a split second then back off and thats all it does. Any ideas on what it could be. I appreciate any help
Hey scotty, I was wondering how reliable are the new Infiniti q60 3.0t.
Hey Scotty, I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4l that has a consistent engine ping when accelerating from about 1600RPM. No codes are being thrown and none pending. The IGN timing ADV varies from 4.0 to 11.0 degrees as the car idles around 900RPM in neutral.; ST FTRM1 is -1.6% and LT 5.5%; w/IGN ADV varying from 5.0-7.0 ; Then ST -2.3% and LT 5.5% @ 880RPM IGN ADV 8.0; At 1700RPM ST FTRM1 is 1.6% and LT FTRM1 is 7.0% and dropping; IGN ADV @ 15.0. I have seen some saying bad knock sensor but shouldn't it throw some type of code with it? Another issue (same vehicle) is the transmission when allowing it to downshift from 3rd to 2nd, while accelerating it will kick, but if I punch it, a normal downshift occurs. Possibly bypassing 2nd gear? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks and Love your videos! Keep them coming.
hey Scotty, i have a 2001 ford v6 mustang manual transmission, my engine died, guy at the salvage yard only has automatic engines, is it hard to modify it to fit on my car?
I have a 09 Chevy Malibu everytime I stops it seems like it wants to shut off on me I tried everything can you help thank you and everybody keep telling me it's a vacuum leak but I'm not for sure
Hi Scotty, I have a 1998 Dodge Dakota 4cyl. 5spd. with 204,000 miles. Runs and drives great but has a slight tick in gears 3-5 when giving it more than 1/2 throttle. I only drive about 5,000 miles annually, can you see this truck lasting another 5-7 years with proper maintenance?
I drive my '02 Civic Si 2.0L on the interstate quite a bit. At 60mph it runs at 3200 rpm. At 65mph, almost 3500rpm. Is that normal?
Hey Scotty. I'm don't here in Brazoria County south of Houston. I have a 4 door 2006 F150 with a V8. The A/C works only after I've driven down the road. It's not cold if I just start the truck and idle it. How do I fix this?
John from Denmark.
ohn from denmark.
which car factory makes best air conditioning. i live in Europe. Thanks Scotty,