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In this video I have a look at a customers 2004 Chevrolet 1500 that has a complaint of "running hot and no power." Doesn't take long to discover it is completely out of coolant. A $0.99 part sure can cause a lot of troubles down the road.
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99 thoughts on “A hot chevy with nothing to keep it cool”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dr.Sloth Sapper says:

    Extreme Hatred of Dodge Chassis AKA shipping crates is well founded.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug says:

    Hi Eric. Hardly ever post but always click like, would like to say i was watching an older vid yesterday and haven't stop laughing at the moby dick/sardine quip. 😂😂😂

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken L says:

    How was the coolant related to low power

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob McDoggish says:

    I am not a professional mechanic/technician, but in over 50+ years of car ownership, I have never heard of a spring hose clamp breaking. Nice diagnosis and repair!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Lee says:

    Nice to ger an easy one once in a while

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tv says:

    Still good stuff I enjoyed it

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don Gamble says:

    It is profoundly cool.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Scot says:

    You prolly saved him thousands compared to another shop

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chad Gardee says:

    Watch out for that chevy thunder might twist the frame lol😂 😅

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave says:

    First time here and I really enjoyed your video
    I will be here tomorrow

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hans Solo says:

    Does your state have the undercover repairs that are actually the state doing stings on the repair shops to see if they do unnecessary repairs?The simple repairs are a learning experience too.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheCubicnz says:

    Gotta mix it up a bit, otherwise it gets like CSI when it seems like a simple case that’s solved in 15 minutes you know it’s not going to be the real culprit!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Hill says:

    Eating ice cream and watching SMA.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars noel castle says:

    Lucky outcome for the customer no blown head gasket of cracks from overheating low coolant .

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars the ANGRIER one says:

    "The insty" & "The Facebook" used to make for a fun night. Hey-o!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Posh panda says:

    I never had a clamp break in 45 y…..

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The BigBoy Now says:

    Sorry mr o.. Pam Anderson lives up here in Canada. Lol

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Random Acts of Video says:

    The hose clamp you installed is called a Jubilee clamp, well at least in England where it was invented and referred to by the inventor as such.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Smith says:

    How is there a fuel line connected to nothing? Just dangling around back there.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike M says:

    A Good Honest Craftsman is hard to find. NY is lucky to have you.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brother Theo says:

    Anyone who complains about auto repair costs should watch the vids and see what it takes to fix cars.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Firebird400 says:

    If we had a mechanic like Eric around I wouldn’t have to buy Toyotas lol .

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Kim says:

    SO EASY TROUBLE SHOOTING FOR ERIC !!!!!!!!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffry Blackmon says:

    The truck has the classic New York Frame Delete option? It's interesting that even a hose clamp suffers from too much salt. Thanks for a good lesson in using a coolant pressure kit and how valuable one can be.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Will Golpe says:

    I appreciate the simple repairs as much as the more complex, multi-meter clamp jobs.
    The is someone out there who might have the same issue or just want a preventive maintenance video like this where a few dollars in clamps can save them thousands in dollars they dont have, so on behalf of those who do repairs for cost saving or just personal satisfaction, Thanks!

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars outoftime says:

    thot those take the orange coolant? dexcool….

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Half-inch-holes says:

    Love the Gulf 'Steve Mcqueen' hat. A Le Mans crowd favorite. I gotta get me one of those. Oh, yeah, thanks for fixing cars.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jerry Truong says:

    Never seen you use the Astro cooling system tool. Hope you can do a tool review on it. Been looking for a airlock purge tool kit

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Darwin says:

    I hate those kinds of clamps.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pavel 517 says:

    Doesn't seem like it did the trick this time, but those hose clamp pliers are a nifty tool to have with those factory hose clamps. I was able to change out all the hoses on my 09 Fusionator but only since I had that tool. I am pretty sure one of your other videos introduced me to that great tool. I like even the simple videos you make, always a wealth of knowledge you project !

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Timothy Rients says:

    You wouldn't have a backlog if you weren't as good as you are.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Quillin says:

    You are a legend!
    An Honest Technician!!!!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Wells says:

    Would the cooling system build up enough pressure to leak like that by idling at a high rpm? That pressurization kit is $229.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Gabbert says:

    This is one time I could handle this .😊👍

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars blastingweevil says:

    i think it's a great idea to show simple fix's or for what people should check and lookout for on car's and truck's.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pat Jago says:

    Graveyard shift overtime. At least I got a little break with SMA

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kenneth BROWN says:

    Gonna be honest with you. I have nothing. Tootles!!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Teri and TL Stanbro says:

    Hey Eric, I sent you a message on another video. Maybe I’ll catch this one here. I got a 2002 Ford F150 with a 5.4 valve and the other day my odometer numbers started going crazy is that giving me a code of some sort please help

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sean Horton says:

    It's nice every once in a while to have an easy one.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David E.S. says:

    OK OK how long can one of them clamps last here in the north east before they might rust apart like that?

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tncountryboy06 says:

    few months ago, needed a pressure tester, debated between renting one from the parts house or just bitin the bullet and buying one. broke down and bought it and sooo glad i did,, have used it personal and friends vehicles many times in the last month or two

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars william pankratz says:

    Just another no pay job that makes the customer really happy

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mailman Joe says:

    Ole Eric O's gotta give that chevy a couple revs after he started it to confirm that chevy thunder! ⚡

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SomeGuyInSandy says:

    Cool old Gulf hat!

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cullen Miller says:

    Nice video like always. Glad you’re staying busy. 👍👍

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Agostino DiBella says:

    Great job Eric, just giving the customer what he needs! As long as it's safe, no sense in putting too much money into something that doesn't have much life left in it.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cody Perry says:

    I love these types of videos keep them coming!

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny SS says:

    You figure a vehicle that old the plastic radiator would split before a metal clamp.