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

Car wont start but cranks? Learn how to fix a car that turns over but wont start. I also show how to fix a car that has been sitting for a long time! I go though 5 quick steps on how to find the reason your car doesn't start!
Every engine needs Fuel, Air, Spark, Compression and Timing.
Tools and Products I used:
Battery Charger:
Spray Fogging Oil:
Mechanic's Stethoscope:
Spark Tester:
Good Compression Tester:
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  • I don't even own a car and barely know how to drive at all, but these videos are so entertaining for some reason 😂

    Fatima AvelarFatima Avelar8 giờ trước
  • is all that cranking bad for the starter? just something i think about when i see mechanics cranking for tests

    Rajveer BhodayRajveer Bhoday10 giờ trước
  • I really enjoy to watch your videos, you make every fix looks so easy.. you got skills 😀

    Pekka SavilampiPekka Savilampi17 giờ trước
    • I'm glad you enjoy the videos! I promise everything is as easy as it looks :p

      ChrisFixChrisFix15 giờ trước
  • Chrisfix is a legend mechanic

    Lucas PinedaLucas Pineda22 giờ trước
  • Man chris fix is the best

    Niggar FamilyNiggar Family22 giờ trước
  • Hello Sir, i have a question..i bought a 2nd hand toyota 2017 with 20k miles on it in Toyota Dealer. I left my car in the garage for 4 months without getting crank my car. I let a friend to cranked it for me while im out of the country. When she turnef onbthe engines it seems that it doesnt crank nut the censor lught is ON and why the brake is locked? My questikn is why the break is lock but the engine censor light is ON but cant open the engine ? Thank you Sir 0pease give me an idea whats the problem with my car back home Thank yoo.

    Vicky HenszVicky HenszNgày trước
  • What did your neighbor say? Is he gonna make you his new mechanic?

    Abel J GarciaAbel J GarciaNgày trước
  • Only 90k miles and the engine looks like that? Holy no oil changes batman. My 300k mile Del Sol's engine is spotless inside.

    Tony BTony BNgày trước
    • It's pretty crazy! And I'm glad your engine is looking good inside!

      ChrisFixChrisFixNgày trước
  • Literally a free car because it had a free fix as well 😮

    DIY EricDIY Eric2 ngày trước
  • No way I would pay if they didnt fix my car?

    Draymond BlackDraymond Black2 ngày trước
  • This is not a complete video because there is no soapy water hahahaha just kidding. you are awesome .

    Bhober pagolBhober pagol2 ngày trước
  • wow

    Bhober pagolBhober pagol2 ngày trước
  • The best mechanical DIY video on VIproject right now

    Kola SeakKola Seak2 ngày trước
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFix2 ngày trước
  • Why in the world would the neighbour go to a mechanic when Chris Fix lives right next door?

    John SkanesJohn Skanes2 ngày trước
  • There's something really wrong with car mechanics education if a professional can't diagnose something as basic as this.

    karol8535karol85352 ngày trước
  • Probably this is the fifth time I seen your video and I'm still thinking it's the Bible of mechanical problems. Thank you for this invaluable information.

    Jorge SernaJorge Serna2 ngày trước
  • Can't a car diagnostics machine be used to avoid this stress?

    Apps FunnelApps Funnel3 ngày trước
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="285">4:45</a> my pee stream

    Mason YoungMason Young3 ngày trước
  • Question, so I have a 2005 Nissan Altima, Does crank up but it takes a while.. it cranks at the 3rd time trying to turn the car on. What could the problem be? Recently changed a new battery so I doubt it’s the battery and spark plugs are new as well

    Astronomical SkiesAstronomical Skies4 ngày trước
  • What if my car has timing chains instead of timing belts? Is it the same procedure?

    Lorenzo NLorenzo N4 ngày trước
  • Chris, if you fix a ton of cars, know what to do with them, try to make it worth money, why won't you be a mechanic??

    Rania HazazRania Hazaz4 ngày trước
  • So I have less then 90 psi of compression. First three steps passed with flying colors . What do I do about the compression in this case on the 00 civic

    Brother EkayanBrother Ekayan4 ngày trước
  • Dislikes = all the accounts that the mechanic that could not fix the car made

    Randomness VlogsRandomness Vlogs4 ngày trước
  • Wouldn't the fuel be bad after 4 years?

    Clutch Gaming58Clutch Gaming584 ngày trước
  • Hi Chris, great work. Appreciate if you could make an engine overhaul video

    Subhankar BhowmikSubhankar Bhowmik4 ngày trước
  • Just use top gears trip. Dink every part gently with a hammer

    Robin JennisonRobin Jennison4 ngày trước
  • Would the car not start then if one of the fuel injectors wasnt working?

    eddie mayoeddie mayo5 ngày trước
  • Videos like this are why I've learned how to do everything from Chris and will never take my car to a shop or dealership AGAIN!

    Alex SmithAlex Smith5 ngày trước
  • old video but very useful and nicely put together, i got a free car from a good friend. it starts and runs great is a 04 Mazda RX8 needed some work done witch i already did since is been over a year since i got it and is been an awesome car ever since. Thanks for all the great videos you constantly post Chrisfix

    Rafael MorenoRafael Moreno5 ngày trước
  • Mechanics :can’t start car Chris: hold by tools

    Frentzen WirajaFrentzen Wiraja5 ngày trước
  • "The higher the compression, the healthier the engine" Random guy trying to fix his car: *compression 192737

    Franco 10gamerFranco 10gamer6 ngày trước
  • I don't know how you do it, but i wanna see your videos only for entertainment, my car (which i don't have because i'm 14) works completely fine.

    Franco 10gamerFranco 10gamer6 ngày trước
  • amazing!!!

    Gary ZhangGary Zhang6 ngày trước
  • Does this work on cars you pay for? Or is it only for free cars?

    AmbroseAmbrose6 ngày trước
  • Did you end up giving it back?

    WunFowestWunWunFowestWun6 ngày trước
  • Follow u mr chris...aresome dude...alohaa...

    Mohd AzlanMohd Azlan6 ngày trước
  • What if its a new car like 2017 or 2015 how would you check same thing? Like noise wise

    vampire king96vampire king966 ngày trước
  • This video just put that mechanic to shame

    G. SinghG. Singh7 ngày trước
  • The cam turns at half the crank speed. All you had to do was turn the crank one turn and the cam would be in the general area. It looked like the cam was out 2 or 3 teeth. Your spark plugs would have been wet also. You never turn the crank or the cam with the belt off. Also the engine turns counter clockwise. You turn the engine that direction to tension the cam belt. You wash the cylinder walls down doing all your tests. You only have to check one injector and one wire. The engine will cough if only one cylinder works.

    Jeff WahlundJeff Wahlund7 ngày trước
  • love how mechanic couldn't fix it but chrisfix did..... keep up the good work. next best thing you can say is that it was a mechanic at a

    tdimoptdimop7 ngày trước
  • This is probably the most useful articulate explanation of how an engine works. Love these videos Chris!

    Greg SimonGreg Simon7 ngày trước
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFix7 ngày trước
  • Great job Chris!!

    Felipe ManuelFelipe Manuel7 ngày trước
    • Thanks!

      ChrisFixChrisFix7 ngày trước
  • I don’t know how to drive nor do I have a family car but I am so fascinated by the work you do. I can’t wait until I get my first car so I can work on it, maintain it and clean it just like I’ve seen you do on your channel! Thank you so much for teaching us what you’ve learned!! 💕

    CaroCaro7 ngày trước
  • Dude you're like every Haynes manual known to man......but with Soapy Water. I hope that you make good money on VIproject (Obviously you do..I mean you have a REAL HUMMER) because your mechanical skills and attention to detail is off the charts. Thanks for your video's man and your attitude is amazing. Unlike any tool throwing, sailor cussing, beer drinking mechanic I

    Jeff DowellJeff Dowell7 ngày trước
  • I would have loved to be the fly on the wall of when ChrisFix brings over the now running car to his neighbor's house and converse with him, or the conversation his neighbor has with his mechanic afterwards.

    SaevurrSaevurr7 ngày trước
  • Chris makes his Neighbor happy other VIprojectrs sell the car for money

    Zahraa AlFatlawiZahraa AlFatlawi7 ngày trước
  • The first video I’ve ever watched from you. I don’t know why but like this one the most, also just got my first car your vids are going to help me so much

    Exo CraftExo Craft8 ngày trước
  • Chris, I don`t understand, tell me how you can be out of time, by what looks like several teeth, and still have GOOD compression on all cylinders?

    Mark MorganMark Morgan8 ngày trước
  • I wish i could get a project car for free 😔😔😔

    SermedSermed8 ngày trước
  • Oh man, im learning so much from your videos i cant thank you enough!

    The waves of ladogaThe waves of ladoga8 ngày trước
  • just 1 hour? Oh man? You are specialist!

    Moses MoonMoses Moon8 ngày trước
  • The belt was loose causing to jump time?

    David RaneyDavid Raney8 ngày trước
  • why am i so interested in car engines. i should be doing my finance

    Vegan GamesVegan Games8 ngày trước
    • lol it's never a bad thing to learn about cars!

      ChrisFixChrisFix8 ngày trước
  • Your neighbor's mechanic is a con artist. He was milking your neighbor for as much as he was willing to pay him.

    J AllenJ Allen8 ngày trước
    • Unfortunately :/

      ChrisFixChrisFix8 ngày trước
  • when i was first drive : the car don't start! instructor : you don't step on the Brake !

    Masaru WMasaru W8 ngày trước
    • Lol

      ChrisFixChrisFix8 ngày trước
  • I love watching these vids while eating Popeyes biscuits

    Flintyz -_-Flintyz -_-9 ngày trước
    • Haha I'm glad you do!

      ChrisFixChrisFix8 ngày trước
  • Dude I love your videos. I just stumbled on them yesterday and you are so clear and concise. Your camera work is also amazing. I learned so much from this video and want to go get a free car and see if I can fix it now too hahah

    BuggDBuggD9 ngày trước
  • Such a good video i had an integra that jumped timing so me and my stepdad put a new timing belt on it. Wish we had this video for all the timing marks lol.

    Brian SmithBrian Smith9 ngày trước
  • How'd you learn so much? Did you go to a school for this?

    My name is August WestMy name is August West9 ngày trước
  • Thus video is some good shit. Well done,.. many mechanic actually have NO idea on how to some this fundamental problem! Well don

    Nigel JohnNigel John9 ngày trước
  • I think that “mechanic” needs to find a different line of work

    Ean ColaEan Cola9 ngày trước
  • Amazing thank you so much I learn a lot huh!!!!

    Ferd CanalijaFerd Canalija9 ngày trước
  • Fuel Air Spark Timing Compression All the Rest First column, let me know you see it.

    ABRAXAS829ABRAXAS8299 ngày trước
  • You are full of skills , awesome on explaining things , full much knowledge , bro stay blessed and keep rockin👏🤙

    Ibi’s DetailingIbi’s Detailing9 ngày trước
  • what do u do when u have a head gasket leak, and it turns over but wont start?

    Kacey WhiteKacey White10 ngày trước
  • With prior knowledge from living with ex for 20 yrs who was a mechanic and watching your videos I'm never gonna need a professional again I'll be getting greasy if necessary. Neighbors already want me to detail their car they've seen me replace bulbs light fixtures and mirrors wait till I get my toolbox out.

    Carlene StevensonCarlene Stevenson10 ngày trước
  • Thinking before watching replace thev starter might be outta gas learned the gas after major unnecessary repairs having timing fixed that wasnt broke and fuel tank was dropped and it was empty the gauge was broke

    Carlene StevensonCarlene Stevenson10 ngày trước
  • I wish ChrisFix was my neighbor. I would be the happiest man on earth.

    James LeeJames Lee10 ngày trước
  • I was really looking forward to learning more about the compression aspect. What parts could be letting air escape? And if it's a compression issue, is the car just junk as repairs would be too costly or intensive for a cheap car?

    B SchoerB Schoer10 ngày trước
  • dude....that's so awesome and satisfying. lol

    Alexander CahoulanAlexander Cahoulan10 ngày trước
  • Another great work! Well explained and easy to understand. You are an awesome mechanical man

    Victor Peon SanzVictor Peon Sanz10 ngày trước
  • Mechanic: I can't fix it ☹️👎 Chris: wowwww hold my bear😂😋🚗

    Jokubas SikozaJokubas Sikoza10 ngày trước
  • I'd a give it back to the neighbor.

    Anthony AkersAnthony Akers10 ngày trước
  • In about 2 - 3 montha ill probably get a used mercedes w123 as my first car , i cant wait to fix it up myself with the help of your videos ! You're amazing !

    OBADAHzxcOBADAHzxc10 ngày trước
  • Does anyone smile at the end when Chris says, "Yes, it's working!"

    KSKS10 ngày trước
  • Nice bro 👍😎

    ed salvadored salvador10 ngày trước
  • Nice logic and well explained. Sadly, non-interference engines are very rare these days.

    Paul FischerPaul Fischer10 ngày trước
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFix10 ngày trước
  • Chris, Your videos are the best I watch. They are organized, rehearsed, smooth flowing, and to the point! I learn more from yours in less time! THIS one was one of your best!

    Brian FordBrian Ford10 ngày trước
    • Thanks a lot Brian!

      ChrisFixChrisFix10 ngày trước
  • what did your neighbor say when you told him you got it running?

    Mad_Happy PlaysMad_Happy Plays11 ngày trước
    • @ChrisFix I'm just blown away a mechanic couldn't figure out this issue. Shouldn't they looked at that after they replaced some parts. I think your neighbor got ripped off.

      Mad_Happy PlaysMad_Happy Plays9 ngày trước
    • He was happy that I was able to get it running!

      ChrisFixChrisFix10 ngày trước
  • Sooooo, what did you do with this Honda? I am actually working on a crank no start civic now lol, I’ll let you know how it goes

    Brother EkayanBrother Ekayan11 ngày trước
    • ChrisFix I would love a Honda Civic from ChrisFix haha. She would be parked right next to my 00 civic.. these cars are 🐐

      Brother EkayanBrother Ekayan10 ngày trước
    • Lol I'm planning on doing a giveaway with it soon!

      ChrisFixChrisFix10 ngày trước