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In this video I have a look at a 2008 Dodge Charger that was towed in with a stability, ABS, traction control problem. The customer complaint is that you can't get the car to go over 40mph. Doesn't take long to see what is happening. However our little friend rust is going to make this a tough job. -Enjoy!
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47 thoughts on “Challenging charger: part i”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Bentley says:

    You are a good man Mr O helping a last in distress. Kudos to you.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marshall115 says:

    i would have given her a salvage yard #-omg

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Kelley says:

    Your just a good guy. I would do what you did.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Kelley says:

    When your heart is true its hard not to be a nice guy

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Glen Meyer says:

    Looks like it was presprayed with salt when new. Good job trying to help the lady. Don't miss that crusty crap.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Repola says:

    Love your videos. Even own one of your shirts. Always been curious what kind of camera you use though.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Wales says:

    Why not use an induction rather than Acetelene?🙃

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CR Solarice says:

    Did you give up 'PB Blaster' for lent or something?

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Unknown says:

    When I used to work for Pontiac they had a finance program for repairs like this ( at a reasonable interest rate). This usually gave the guys cart blanche to sell as much as possible and line everyone's pockets…

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt Hurley says:

    My mother brought my grandfather’s newer car to Fl from upstate Ny..(Booneville area)..had a brake issue…looked under it and sold it to a guy for parts…the car was GONE..!!

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Barker says:

    Looks like the whole suspension needs replacing.

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

    My squid comment: nicely done!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jordy Drop says:

    if i stuck my ingersol on there

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Scott says:

    I think you like the challenge of a difficult repair ( pain in the butt ) I enjoy your channel and appreciate your honesty

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Garcia says:

    Your doing a good job brother.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jolly Goodbeard says:

    I just think these newer chargers are just garbage.. they look good but too much computer crap in them..I like the old ones better

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Leafman Prophecies says:

    My 69 Chevelle didn't have that much rust. Atlanta built, Southern survivor.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Jeffery says:

    I got a flat on rt 390 Henrietta ny
    Found a small pair of vise grips in my tire I couldn’t believe it
    Looking at the hole in the tire you’d never have guessed

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

    What would happen if you pulled the fuse on those sensors and just left it without

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nate Who says:

    Do u always replace the axle seals for the rear diff my shop does not?? Just a wondering. I know old video.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Hawks says:

    Good ol gasatchet

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Megumeme says:

    Seeing this stuff and hearing how you explain what all goes into fixing rusty northern cars makes me so happy I fix cars in texas.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars thepaperboy says:

    Watching this 2x. Enjoy watching you overcome the struggle.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars S Moose E says:

    Where is part 2?

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Evans says:

    I couldn't work on cars in your area I would pull all my hair out.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Evans says:

    Wow you're little girl is getting so big so fast feels like yesterday when she was just 5 .

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Geordo1960 says:

    You made some incredibly astute repairs, & hopefully she is somehow making a plan to come up with a new car. We don’t know this unfortunate person’s backstory but maybe you just got her enough time to get something better.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Trowbridge says:

    At least your honest just remember a happy customer is a returning customer

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bismarck San Diego says:

    Meet me at the playground after school Mr. O

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Thornton says:

    How much salt do you use there

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars N.B says:

    I used to have a 2007 Charger. Buying that car was one of the biggest mistakes I ever made…These things constantly have electrical problems and the sub frames in the back are usually rotted way beyond repair anywhere in the NE. Driveshaft center support bearings are usually trashed. They do look cool though and are comfy on the highway.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Dale says:

    I thought things were bad in Aluminium land (UK). But gee, the rust you blokes(guys) have to put up with. Respect!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars claymore cluepile says:

    you'd have done her a favor if you had forced her to buy a new car……pleading and whining about an end stage car that she just can't live without usually rapidly disappears within 24 hours of being faced with the real possibility of riding a bicycle to work. ….people can be overemotional and have some separation anxiety, but they get over it real quick when reality sets in

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars claymore cluepile says:

    great stuff….you are a sorta miracle worker

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Anthony Respass says:

    Yummy

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Meitner says:

    The Guys telling you to do that . Rip her off raise your rates 3x etc . Those are mechanics in Florida . Trust me I know !!

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Alford says:

    Feel sorry for you Eric, that New York rust id terrible! we have rust here in lower Mi. but it is not that bad!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GrimStarr says:

    if i stuck my sons plastic john deere ratchet on there….

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jennifer Neumann says:

    I take these cars on as a challenge I inform the customer it may go downhill yeah sadly how many customers think because they've been screwed over by numerous other so called mechanics they're gunshi they're gunshi they don't believe that this is gonna be so they might not taking it somewhere else and like what you did you took your time you beat different sockets on And you got the stuff to come apart I have seen where people have taken a torch and just absolutely destroyed stuff lead destroyed stuff and I wind up with it back now I get to unscrew what they screwed up Buddha had I just been able to do it right from the get go what a better lot cheaper form but that's the game you play When you're dealing with schisters out there Jennifer Michigan state master auto truck ASE master Auto truck

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gunsaway1 says:

    Where’s Mr. Nasty?

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars freddy fish says:

    I hope you made a couple tool man payments for the kid after abusing his bran spankin new impact gun.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Stuart says:

    Charger's insides are covered in some kind of gunk…check out the rv mirror and windshield. Possible offgassing?

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Moore says:

    Dude. Tell that woman to wash her car every now and then. I live in Albany. We have a 2006 scion. Nowhere near the rust of that car. Charger her triple!!!!

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken Valenta says:

    Although Snap-on guy was not happy when I return my Snap-on air gun yes me why I go well you can't even listen to simple tire lug in because you're crazy I pulled out my Chicago Pneumatic that I bought at the flea market for $40 and that thing rips outside off and we put the Snap-on on it no movement he goes to the truck and get some another new one then we try using that and it didn't do any better and then I took all the bolts and whip them all off at the Cheapo $40 and he okay I'll give you a refund or credit still using that airgun 40 years later

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken Valenta says:

    Parked in the carport too long getting weather on on one side of the car it got into the sensor ran to the bottom of it and left a nice rust spot

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken Valenta says:

    Hey lady bring your car and when time and she couldn't get it to go more than 25 but turns out that she was using the spare key which is a valet key in the valet key we kept the computer locked out the car going to more than 25

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Neato Electro says:

    "you mother lovin son of a who who" WTF is that!? I'm having a hard time breathing, that's too good!

    Could have done this in the drive way with hand tools! KEKW, okayy.

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