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50 thoughts on “Chevrolet impala lt: auction car special”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hoser Man says:

    Why don’t these car buyers carry a pocket computer that can interrogate the cpu and save you lots of time.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DullOnion says:

    So who’s the helper?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny Cole says:

    Man if I liked rust and snow, I'd love to come work for you. I work for Blazek diagnostic and auto repair in Boise Idaho. Been working on cars 28 years now. We just got nominated for the #1 repair shop in Boise. Got 3 of us with almost 90 years experience combined ( we were all dealership mechanics, me for Mercedes Benz) and two young mechanics.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Chmelik says:

    Worked on electronics for 40 years, deoxit should be connected 3 or 4 times while wet to help remove the oxidation….

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Chmelik says:

    Hey Marie! I was a field engineer for years, retired and now I pull wrenches for fun…fixing stuff is very satisfying. Many props to you and best of luck!

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Chmelik says:

    Just a question, do you ever use the antioxidise electrical grease on cleaned grounds…I use the stuff the use between aluminum and copper in electrical wiring…inquiring minds and all

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lee Mayne says:

    Great explaining things in simple terms

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dean Allred says:

    You a good instructor, because of you and Ray, (combined) my youngest has decided to become a mechanic. He's been in Tech school for several months now, and every know and then he either Quotes you, or Ray when At school. He also has found a knack, of diagnosing electrical problems, and when the teacher asked where he learned that, he just States SMA. and goes on about doing what YOU have taught. and is very methodical about it. Please keep up the posting. Thanks a bunch.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brad Cass says:

    Guns and Roses, not Poison

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MCBatty80 says:

    Ahh, miss the SMA Marie lessons. Youtube flashed me back to this episode as I hadn't watched it.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Casey Powell says:

    I'm so happy for Ms Marie if that is what you want go for it kid I hope you make it . It can be fun and frustrating lol

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Casey Powell says:

    I'm so happy for Ms Marie if that is what you want go for it kid I hope you make it . It can be fun and frustrating lol

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Drewski Macfadden says:

    I'm disappointed that you didn't take the ground and clean it like i've seen you do to the rotors. For shame for shame!

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars powerram92 says:

    Can you just use a jumper wire also instead of that resistor

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Justin Sundby says:

    guns n roses not poison

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

    Very educational. How did you learn to read wiring diagrams

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ramsey Williams says:

    I can totally relate as my grandson is currently attending an automotive tech school. He graduated high school with a computer technology scholarship to Embry Riddle University to get a degree in computer design, paid for by Martin Marietta. But instead he has decided to follow in my footsteps, his grandfather. I was a Certified VW/Audi/Porsche mechanic and over the years I ended up as a NIASE certified instructor for the big three, GM, Ford, and Chrysler.
    After tiring of the corporate politics, I opened my own repair shop. I started as a one man operation and by the time I finally retired, I had a 14 bay garage and 10 full time employees, who I ended up having to train. And they all became excellent techs in their own right and 8 of them now operate their own repair shops.
    There are two things that are required if you are going to be a successful wrench twister. An insatiable desire to find the root cause of any problem and learn how every system functions in relation to every other system. And as I was told, when I started out, by a gentleman I worked with named Smokey Yunick, "If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life".
    A tip of my old grease covered hat to you sir. There is nothing as rewarding as passing on your knowledge to the next generation. Far too many of today's youth have been brainwashed into believing a college degree is the only way to make a decent living. And now many of them are discovering that their MBA has a different meaning than they were told. MBA, today means Move the Broom Around at the local burger joint. That $80,000 degree can only land them a 35k to 40k income. Just ask my daughter, her MBA, which she is still paying off 15 years later, gets her a 50k job, and my grandson has already turned down offers between 75k and 80k from local dealerships and major repair shops.
    Keep up the awesome work and best wishes to Marie on her mechanical journey. She appears to possess the logic that most of today's younger generation fails to comprehend.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Friend of the One-Eyed Ladies says:

    Kid's gonna be able to crash the 3rd year mechanic test cold.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pork chop says:

    Honestly Eric when you get to that point in your life, go teach at the Tech schools you would be awesome

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Chmelik says:

    Could just be a mechanical failure of the solenoid

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars frankthespank says:

    That deox-it stuff was a rip off…. I thought it was something special but it seemed like it was just rubbing alcohol which I have a bunch of bottles of including spray bottles..😐

    I also think that’s all brake cleaner is now after the EPA got ahold of it. Seems like every cleaner now is aerosol’ed rubbing alcohol. I mean, that’s great we won’t grow cancerous brain tumors later on in life but damn, can’t they come up with something better than alcohol AND doesn’t have carcinogens?

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Fivelsdal Stenehjem says:

    gnr civil war reference 🤟😎🤟

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Griffin Reitz says:

    I grew up with a dad that worked you to death, but never had time to explain anything. If you couldn't learn by watching you were screwed. I was very lucky to have a couple great mentors that did take the time, when I was young.

    She'll be smarter than all of us very soon… LOL

    You know what the sad part is ?? I'm just like the old man. Instead of explaining something I usually just move someone out of the way and do it myself. Now that I'm old I am trying to teach a few young people a few things.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Griffin Reitz says:

    Having been to "Automotive school", about a hundred years ago, she'll learn more working in your shop in 6 month than two years of school… 🙂 But, there is something to be said for school I guess.

    What I learned in two years of school was I didn't want to work on cars full time. LOL But, owning several companies that had a lot of equipment, knows how to fix things paid big dividends for many years.

    I was kind of an electric prodigy, back in the day. I'm so far out of the loop now, it isn't even funny ! Now I just stand back and throw money at my wife's car. I can still figure out a lot on my old Chevy pickup. At least the motor isn't in it sideways !!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars G Kotten says:

    “The car with snakes chasing the tires” light edit : watching this vid again apparently!!

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ballershanelle says:

    Breather box could've been removed for more room?

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nicholas Brown says:

    It's not poison. Guns N roses

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars poteaugs says:

    Well done.. had my 4 year old watch this video with me and was asking lots of circuit questions. 🙂 Future mechanic? Perhaps!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jack Bell says:

    Guns and Roses, Civil War is the song I think of quoting Cool Hand Luke

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Rewijk says:

    Got fooled this time , Marie is helping you ! She is very dedicated and smart I believe !

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Rewijk says:

    You are doing this job like Dan …..do this together ! Mss O helps you out !

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars A Father To The Fatherless says:

    I feel sorry for the man that marries that woman. Sheesh

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Theace says:

    Did it look like the strut tower brace looked cracked in two locations?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dustcommander100 says:

    Fantastic video and troubleshooting!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D Person says:

    I hear you… Can't get brake pads that fix or quality anything anymore. Ridiculous that you have to dealer and get raped for OEM because people stamp every Chinesenum Turd in a Box with does letters and can claim the turd exceeds OEM Spec…. Its all Bullshit look at the finish of a part when there are not trimmed or finished.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BOFH402 says:

    I have thought seriously about taking a road trip to see my favorite online mechanics, but then I realize they have more important things to do then mess with some internet geek. Thanks for the videos!

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nathan Tanner says:

    I'm just a spectator and don't know your complete situation but a degree in business or editing sounds more helpful to you guys than another mechanic. Pretty sure you got the wrench turning part down! Good luck either way

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryan Hogan says:

    Marie “can I test light it” , Eric “NO you’ll burn your fingers” 😂

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cype man says:

    Marie wants to be one of the boys.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daddyoh says:

    Great video by a great automotive mechanics teacher. Great job bro.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars djm jr says:

    I thought that was the "Burnout Enabled" light… hmmm

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars klumpy103 says:

    Awesome demonstration of electrical diagnostics, She caught on real early it wasn't electrical for the vent solenoid. Hope you are all doing well, Carry on.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kbrnsr says:

    This was so enjoyable to watch especially for someone who has neither a car or license

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cars says:

    Good use of Stabilant 22A , used it in the 80s on pro sound systems in dance clubs. I had ABS codes from time to time and used deoxit on wheel speed sensor connectors and no problems for ten years.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Piesa Dvarackas says:

    Good stuff … understandable.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gj K says:

    Now listen! This is an important lesson in voltage drop! Lol Mr. O sounded like he got a little hot under the collar for a minute there.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars william terns says:

    Love the Channel and the comic relief. Minor discrepancy with the Poison Cool Hand Luke reference. It was GNR that used the quote in their song. Just sayin. Still love the show

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars vetman98 says:

    great job explaining. you are a good teacher, She saw the principle and learned for next time.