How to Start a Car That's Been Sitting for Years

12 Lie 2016
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How to start a car. Don't just start a car that hasn't run in a while. In this video I show you what to check before you attempt to start a car that has not run for 6 months or more so you don't damage the engine.
Portable Jump Starter:
Dry Lock Lubricant:
Clear Lock:
Fogging Oil:
Spark Plug Gap Tool:
Hand Pump:
Coolant Tester:
Where I won my car from:
Where I sent my oil sample:
How to Replace a Fuel Pump:
How to Clean Your Engine Bay:
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  • "bro I need a little help" I have a car in my garage that has not been started or moved from around 7 years .so should I follow the same instructions with that car before trying to start it. "I hope you will reply" 😊

    Noob GogNoob GogPrieš 4 val
  • G a s

    zgudge premiumzgudge premiumPrieš 8 val
  • Chris it turns out that the battery is 5 years old. What is the lifespan of a battery? Also the altinator is damaged.

    Vyn SolinaVyn SolinaPrieš 9 val
  • great video -- except for the tip to use the old gas in your lawn mowers..... BAD advice. If that's corn gas (e.g., with any percentage of ethanol in it), that's a perfect recipe for killing your lawn mowers. Been there, done that. Lesson learned.

    hugh3rdof5hugh3rdof5Prieš dieną
  • Can you fix me i have been in the junkyard for 23 years

    Ae86Ae86Prieš dieną
  • No one asked

    George SamoGeorge SamoPrieš dieną
  • This is really gonna help, me and my dad will be fixing his old cars a vw golf gti and a peugeot 205 gt gimme luck and they havent started in atleast 14 years

    Dylan GarganDylan GarganPrieš 2 dienas
  • Im 12 and i watch all u vids idk y its kinda fun watching em but i get to know a lot how to fix cars now.I love cars they fun

    Kristofer BacchusKristofer BacchusPrieš 3 dienas
  • Been trying to find your video about troubleshooting a non-cranking car. I remember it was very methodical. I think you removed and drained the gas tank. Thanks for all of your videos, doing headlight restore on our 2 cars and a truck.

    Larry NfloridaLarry NfloridaPrieš 3 dienas
    • I replaced the fuel pump in the next video after diagnosing that: and I'm glad you're doing the headlight restorations! Let me know how they work!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 dienas
  • My dads 1998 Honda Civic won’t start but my dad fixed it and it still won’t start

    Incrediboxfanbrogame 2Incrediboxfanbrogame 2Prieš 4 dienas
  • can i use wd40 instead of fogimg oil?

    KoutrouKoutrouPrieš 4 dienas
  • You should tell my granddaddy

    Donny SullivanDonny SullivanPrieš 5 dienų
  • Who else rewatching?

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  • This video was super helpful. I plan on bringing my 2017 Honda Accord back to life after sitting for 18 months :(

    Bright HaroldBright HaroldPrieš 5 dienų
  • Probably my favorite chrisfix vid

    Jcob_ 2319Jcob_ 2319Prieš 6 dienų
  • Our minivan does not start because the battery is dead. But when we charge it and it's start and then the next day it doesn't start can tell what is the problem?

    Vyn SolinaVyn SolinaPrieš 6 dienų
    • Sounds like you have a short in the system, I have a video on what to check right here:

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 5 dienų
  • before you put oil filter on put some oil on your finger and put it on the seal and threads

    Joshua Hernandez LunaJoshua Hernandez LunaPrieš 7 dienų
    • Thanks for the tip!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 6 dienų
  • Chrisfix: and we're ready to start her up Christfix : but before we start the engine . . . 😁💯

    Diego HernandezDiego HernandezPrieš 7 dienų
  • "Extra Lubrication is never a bad thing" - ChrisFix

    AliAliPrieš 7 dienų
  • good

    Albergon GarciaAlbergon GarciaPrieš 8 dienų
  • 0:48 can I use WD-40

    Everything Android ProEverything Android ProPrieš 8 dienų
  • R.I.P Bird 😭

    Nathan-BrawlstarsNathan-BrawlstarsPrieš 11 dienų
    • R.I.P

      Nathan-BrawlstarsNathan-BrawlstarsPrieš 10 dienų

      Nathan-BrawlstarsNathan-BrawlstarsPrieš 10 dienų
  • Chris you say you don't like sideways oil filters

    Kaiden AitchisonKaiden AitchisonPrieš 11 dienų
  • 1:32 what are u doing step key😏

    Maya_RidezMaya_RidezPrieš 11 dienų
  • It work for me

    Team DeadshotTeam DeadshotPrieš 13 dienų
  • I like this guys video, I don’t even own a car yet but still like his content 👍 keep up the good work Chris

    ForgottensForgottensPrieš 13 dienų
  • Press F to give respect to bird😔

    štěpán knauerštěpán knauerPrieš 14 dienų
  • 6:16 Lubrication is never a bad thing (THATS WHAT SHE SAID LOL)

    KrazyBoyz6590KrazyBoyz6590Prieš 16 dienų
  • Would we give it a rap? In 2021

    Joeygruijters GruijtersJoeygruijters GruijtersPrieš 16 dienų
  • Can u help me please my car alarm goes off and my car is not starting dashboard light is not on but my battery is new one and the connections are correct

    James Gameru TamilJames Gameru TamilPrieš 17 dienų
  • no more drift videos so whatever

    Mosey WrightMosey WrightPrieš 18 dienų
  • 10:26 i loved this part so much. The reason why i watched this a billion time is because its just so satisfaying in turn on and exiting for me even though i watched it like a billion times.

    Fista Divi AmesiaFista Divi AmesiaPrieš 18 dienų
  • Im just 13 years old and all i want is to become a mechanical engineer Thats how i found chris fix and All he though us is very very helpful And he though every thing every detail And im sorry for my bad english because im fron the philipines but thank you for all the help you did to us Thank you thank you Merry chrismas and a happy new year love you chris

    Dominic CantorDominic CantorPrieš 19 dienų
  • Just kidding

    TRXSH S3BTRXSH S3BPrieš 19 dienų
  • Chrisfix is the best LTworldsr maybe you can go to my house and fix our Honda car my name is Gabe 😁

    TRXSH S3BTRXSH S3BPrieš 19 dienų
    • Just kidding

      TRXSH S3BTRXSH S3BPrieš 19 dienų
  • Why get a new car when you cab modify one?

    JustsomeloserJustsomeloserPrieš 19 dienų
  • I've been looking for a bird delete video. Thank you ChrisFix.

    Brad PoormanBrad PoormanPrieš 20 dienų
  • 6:15 SUBTITLES

    mastermasonmastermasonPrieš 22 dienas

    Maynard ObligacionMaynard ObligacionPrieš 24 dienas
  • Found on road dead 💀

    ell rell rPrieš 24 dienas
    • Says the lil' bedwetter from daycare.

      Eskie ManEskie ManPrieš 19 dienų
  • rip the hummingbird

    Mishta BudzMishta BudzPrieš 24 dienas
  • Who finds a fucking humming bird in the rad

    Eli ChappellEli ChappellPrieš 25 dienų
  • And this is where it's born

    HaoyuJ10HaoyuJ10Prieš 26 dienų
  • Chrisfix: i hate when the put oil filters sideways Me: ............

    Kaiden AitchisonKaiden AitchisonPrieš 26 dienų
    • @ChrisFix that was a joke sorry

      Kaiden AitchisonKaiden AitchisonPrieš 10 dienų
    • huh?

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 26 dienų
  • Is there a way that you could make a video on how to take a motor out of a car

    Tsp 34Tsp 34Prieš 27 dienų
  • Me: trying to take out old air filter and putting a new one in. Also me: Watching ChrisFix fixing almost whole car My brain: F:)ck

    DeividazDeividazPrieš 27 dienų
  • how to start a car that will refuse to start

    Kaiden AitchisonKaiden AitchisonPrieš mėn
  • 6:16 why does it say wink wink with captions

    Jakob CarsJakob CarsPrieš mėn
  • 6:16 why does it say wink wink with captions

    Jakob CarsJakob CarsPrieš mėn
  • Rip bird

    Jonathan LopezJonathan LopezPrieš mėn
  • person that owned this car before F***********************************************************************************************************************K

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  • once upon a time in hollywood

    diego monroydiego monroyPrieš mėn
  • 1:52 I should call her 😤

    Fitz and FriesFitz and FriesPrieš mėn
  • 7:45 - The advice to use old Gas/Petrol for your lawnmower is very BAD advice. Small engines are very susceptible to old or contaminated fuel, even more so than cars as the carburettor galleries, metering jets and fuel filters are much smaller and thus more prone to blockage. ALWAYS use fresh (Preferably non ethanol blend) fuel in your small engines. If you have a small engine that won't start or run well, draining and replacing the fuel is the very first thing to try.

    Dan WDan WPrieš mėn
    • @ChrisFix No drama, In general I like you vids. I couldn't let that one slip by without comment though.

      Dan WDan WPrieš mėn
    • Thanks for sharing

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Question:is eBay Motors war you bye cars cuz I found and ad on eBay motors

    Jack DeliaJack DeliaPrieš mėn
  • Buy aircraft and fix it it will attract more subscribers and turn an alto into an 8 seater midsize suv

    rihab and Raaifa's toy reviewer channelrihab and Raaifa's toy reviewer channelPrieš mėn
    • Thanks for the build ideas!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • why do u use gloves when fix the cars of for tips and tricks?

    Zachary DaSilvaZachary DaSilvaPrieš mėn
  • ..a sticky lock is a clue. the CLUE is it needs lubrication and dry spray lube is good, and some ordinary sticky things can use a touch of ChapStick (waxy and slick and never dries out!). The 'tinfoil trick' may lend itself to making a semi-firm aluminum catch pan to divert oil from the filter to a receptacle. BEFORE removing plugs.... blow or vacuum the hole each plug sits in to get any debris or dust out! No dirt or debris falling on to the piston ... they have to be kept clean and lubricated !

    Doug H. in VADoug H. in VAPrieš mėn
  • Driftstang

    AMixOfGachaAMixOfGachaPrieš mėn
  • He is a real mechanic

    Praneel KumarPraneel KumarPrieš mėn
  • 1:44 NEVER go in dry guys...😂😂😂

    Eric PEric PPrieš mėn
  • 6:17 with captions on “extra lunrication is never a bad thing *wink,wink*

    Shiv RajShiv RajPrieš mėn
  • Sticky key?! That happens? My bro used to have a Toyota pickup and the key would just fall out on rough roads. With a dead battery, put it on a solar panel, like 20 watts plus a cheap lead acid charge controller off ebay and let it trickle charge it for a week and it will desulfate and still work fine unless it is too corroded. Cheap dedicated trickle charger solar panels to be used without a controller are not good for two reasons: 1) really poor wiring 2) Solar technology has improved production power of solar panels which has raised the voltage of so called 12 volt panels. Modern voltage is like 18 volts--not good for trickling or charging w/o a charge controller. Charge controllers are much better and cheaper than they were and regulate down the voltage to one volt above whatever the battery is currently able to hold. (Alternately, you can use a plug in trickle charger, but I like solar.). And make sure the battery has enough water.

    PiaPiaPrieš mėn
  • Why does chrisfix use so much oil see 6:50 101Prieš mėn
  • What is the car's engine?

    Mr ChillMr ChillPrieš mėn
  • Hi

    Matthew SteadmanMatthew SteadmanPrieš mėn
    • Hello!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • I’m a girl.... since I was a little kid 4or 5 I wanted to be a race car driver or a heavy duty mechanic, and yes I knew the difference between heavy duty and regular mechanic. Fisher price made a tool kit for cars I dragged around everywhere. Nobody took me serious. In the 90’s in high school I got bullied right out of mechanics by students and the teacher. He said I was ridiculous and making a joke of his class . “ There are no girl mechanics”So I bought a big black Ford Expedition with a 10” lift in it and subscribed to LTworlds channels as soon as it became available. Because when something went wrong with my truck I was going in to the shop armed with all the knowledge I could get because apparently cause I’m a girl I have “rip me off” stamped on my head. Even something as simple as this video helps people so much . This is clear, you answer questions along the way and you explain your actions. Even going so far as to get a clear lock to show people how they work and get hard to use a key in. because of people like you .... (Although you are way up there at the top of educational content and the ability to teach others with clear step by step instructions and no unnecessary bullshit) People can get info that saves them huge bucks. Not to mention the confidence to do simple shit , right. I’ve never be formally trained but I am sponge when it comes to anything car or truck related. This is not the first video my 15 year old daughter has watched but it’s the first one she watched before heading out to try to get a friends car started that has sat for 3 years . If she can get it started it’s hers. It’s a 1966 mustang and it was running fine when it was parked by her great auntie. ( don’t worry she has major guidance coming with) but she plans to have it in a garage and learn everything about it while restoring it back to glory with myself and her Grandpa. So exciting. Hats of to you and the other people (that know what’s what)for your videos ! Cheers ! And RIP little bird. How freaking lucky is she??!!!! Hats off to

    lisa nottellinglisa nottellingPrieš mėn
  • Hey chris, my 4g13 timing gear is not moving when i crank the engine with the ignition . Please help

    Elevation Gamer XElevation Gamer XPrieš mėn
  • i have a emowner

    Henry LeesHenry LeesPrieš mėn
  • poor birb

    TheAlphaTheAlphaPrieš mėn
  • rewatching this series for like the 4th time because i love it. i dont own a car because im 12, but i have a feeling these are gonna be handy later. thanks for making videos chris :)

    Bjørn Erik MasovnBjørn Erik MasovnPrieš mėn
  • Yeah I just press start

    Nas QadNas QadPrieš mėn
  • cant believe its been 4 years

    Captain CrustCaptain CrustPrieš mėn
  • the driftstangs birth.

    NubbyGames156NubbyGames156Prieš mėn
  • Anyone else in the comments notice that Chris is giving a heart to most of the lubrication comments

    Linkin BurkeLinkin BurkePrieš mėn
  • Where to buy that clear hose to attach to the hand pump and what is the name and size of it so I can purchase one?

    504BOYINTHE614504BOYINTHE614Prieš mėn
  • At 1:50 is how he foreplays

    InJesusName IPlayInJesusName IPlayPrieš mėn
  • 1:51 bow chica wow wow

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  • Is the engine v8 ?

    cat memecat memePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Helpful or not, it's always fun to watch!

    James PengJames PengPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Car: explodes Chris fix: hey guys Chris fix here, so grab your soapy wooder

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      Marcel AvilaMarcel AvilaPrieš 7 dienų
  • This is how babies are made (͠≖ ͜ʖ͠≖) 1:22 .... ...I'll see myself out now.

    AH! Why is there poop in your mouthAH! Why is there poop in your mouthPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Hello chris. Can you maybe to a video showing how to diagnose an obd port that does not communicate with the ecu please. Thank you

    Drico CelliersDrico CelliersPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • it is so fun

    Muhammad AzanMuhammad AzanPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • My 2nd gen ram hasnt started in 2 year's just went to start it and started right up

    CalebCalebPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Why does that gasoline is transparent? I'm used to see purple gasoline. Newbie here.

    Francisco SantosFrancisco SantosPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • my truck has a thing for my oil filter so that it doesn't get everywhere. I drive a nissan titan.

    Spuderman_ CarterSpuderman_ CarterPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Cool

    Dylan PardinasDylan PardinasPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Which exact area can you put starting fluid in a Toyota Yaris.

    ArkskiArkskiPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • @ChrisFix Oh filter okay 👌🏽.

      ArkskiArkskiPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • You spray into the intake! You might need to remove the filter if it doesn't work at first!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
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    • Waiting for face reavel

      Alpha SamratAlpha SamratPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks replying

      Alpha SamratAlpha SamratPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • I'll be doing one once I hit 10 million subscribers!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Would wd40 work for the fogging oil

    Jimmy AndrewsJimmy AndrewsPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • @ChrisFix I just use motor oil, or sometimes ATF, whichever is closer 😃 But my engines are also not fuel injected modern engines, so they don't really care lol

      Estonian PersonEstonian PersonPrieš 27 dienų
    • I would only use specific fogging oil!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • you know that's actually pretty funny his car wouldn't start for setting like the 6 to 8 months my car was sitting for 25 years and started right up and we only did added a battery

    Bowhunta 911Bowhunta 911Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Oh yeah that was four years ago so you can show a dead bird on camera, and porn

    Doc HudsonDoc HudsonPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 1:34 hmmm yeah lubricate that lock

    Joseph RJoseph RPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • The fact the bird wasn't smashed and the position the bird was in makes me think the bird stuck it's nose into the radiator and couldn't escape and died in place.

    Spencer LemaySpencer LemayPrieš 2 mėnesius

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  • Can someone tell me what to do, because I want to start a very old car, that has been sitting from 2013 without starting, but the gas tank is all rusted inside. Also the engine is carbureted

    год гевгод гевPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • @год гев If it's a small tank then clean out as much as you can and throw some good cleaning solution in there with a bunch of nuts and shake it like crazy, or tie it to a tire.

      Estonian PersonEstonian PersonPrieš 25 dienų
    • @Estonian Person yea i will see the motorcycles, cuz i have an 40 year old old 2 stroke moped and its tank has everything, from a couple mm of rust to a lot of old gas oil. Imma try to buy some sort of chemicals to take away the rust, because i don't want to buy a new gas tank- it is very expensive.

      год гевгод гевPrieš 25 dienų
    • @год гев Np man. Not sure what to do with the rust, but I just got my car to run off of it's gas tank (the car sat since 2007), I cleaned it with a power washer (it didn't have rust, but did have a lot of white milkish crap and oil for some reason) through the accsess hole in the trunk. But I think you could try to filling it with water and see if it leaks, if it does then replace it. Mustie1 also has had rusted gas tanks on his motorcycles maybe you could try some of his tricks.

      Estonian PersonEstonian PersonPrieš 26 dienų
    • @Estonian Person dude thank you a lot. I'll check the channel later. Rn I'm thinking of how to get away the rust out of the tank. Cuz I don't wanna spend more money and the parts of the car are limited but there are some second hand. If you can give me any tips of cleaning a rust from a tank, it will be really helpful. Thank you again

      год гевгод гевPrieš 26 dienų
    • Mustie1 on LTworlds starts old carbureted vehicles a lot, you can learn from him as well. Good luck!

      Estonian PersonEstonian PersonPrieš 27 dienų
  • The way you're doing that you're going to knock out your rod bearings. You should leave the spark plugs out after fogging the cylinder walls and turn the engine over until the oil pressure builds up

    Jan SaulsJan SaulsPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • When sitting for years, you should check your fuel filter and probably change it. They typically cost between $5 to $10 and take only a few minutes to change.

    TruckerEnoch 88TruckerEnoch 88Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • hi Chris, can I add starter fluid into my cyclinders instead of fogging oil ( as I don't have any) ??

    Dino DeanDino DeanPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Starting fluid is very dry, it won't give you any lubrication. Very little bit of motor oil in the cylinders won't hurt, I'm sure you have that.

      Estonian PersonEstonian PersonPrieš 27 dienų