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50 thoughts on “Customer states: great car! mechanic condemns needs major overhaul!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Leroy Green says:

    This is why you don't use those old school clamps always use constant tension clamps from the factory!!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shelley Rowan says:

    Sadness for the customer… No fix ..no car soon! Appreciate your integrity in analyzing the problem. Have a great day!.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MGA MGA says:

    My question is. Don't the coolant need to be bled. If there is air in coolant it will not flow.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Sanchez says:

    The whole works minus tightening a clamp

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Clark says:

    Some dealers and mechanic shops have rookie mechanics that dont care and dont know much about mechanic work. I had a similar problem with an Acura dealership in dallas texas. The dealership owner didn't even care.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tyg says:

    Poor car is doomed…

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ThatSly B says:

    Why dont you ever wipe the dipstick? Thats how you end up with oil all over your dipstick tube getting on places you dont want it

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil S says:

    Seems the dealership guy was Rushin'!😂😂😂

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Q_Jet Fantasy007 says:

    Better get use to getting alot more declines in the future…Economy is taking a giant shit and no one is gonna have the spare money.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Q_Jet Fantasy007 says:

    "The oil light concerns me , so Im gonna let it sit here and idle while its dumping raw fuel into the cat. "

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Angelo DeLorio says:

    Why I QUIT after 40 years…………….

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ray Pellerin says:

    With a car like that it is best not to know. Drive it into the ground while looking for another car. Clearly not worth fixing.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Spaghetti says:

    Ford escape / mazda tribute are one of the biggest pieces of shit ever designed. I had to fix one a few years ago. Ford with mazda engine and some of the parts were from F-150

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Barry Rudge says:

    Ignoring what you have been taught and lack of car sympathy leads to catastrophic engine damage. An expensive lesson to learn

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Craig Best says:

    Sad when this happens but I do wonder was the engine bad before they spent money on the new coolant parts, or did that hose coming off cause the problems? Depending on how handy you are if you can get a replacement engine a swap would be the cheapest option to get the old car back on the road!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Craig Best says:

    Sad when this happens but I do wonder was the engine bad before they spent money on the new coolant parts, or did that hose coming off cause the problems?

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Punkrocktv says:

    Likely needs a themostat. Once replaced if the flow returns, chemical test the overflow for exhaust gases in the overflow. If present then bad head or head gasket.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rashodeen Yassim says:

    Probably that's an air air cooled engine, that's why it's still driving without coolant 🤣🤣🤣

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Seasparrow says:

    As soon as you stopped pouring radiator fluid into the resivour in the beginning, it dropped fast. I thought there was a leak immediately.
    I had a 3.0 that I rebuilt as a to do project. Punched out .030, 5 angle valve job, mustang injectors, adjustable fuel pressure, camcraft cam, ported and polished….
    It was a good little motor that you could build up for under 2k at the time (2003).
    I beat a lot of cars with it. (1990 Ford Probe LX manual transmission)
    6 puck clutch…
    These people should just put a KLZE in it…

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kb7uxe says:

    even though the oil looks new, it's possible it was "cooked" when motor was over heated and lost viscosity causing low oil pressure indication at idle. . had a diesel that would do that.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ret We says:

    Check out the fence post.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Thornton says:

    Could you check oil and coolant levals before you drive.???

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars EDA EL says:

    Wishful thinking customer. They know the car, has no life.. it’s 21 years old, yet they hope it’s just a bad hose, that would stop the misfire, oil leak, and fix the gasket at the same time.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tostada the Viking says:

    You gotta wonder whose fault it is here, the dealership or the vehicle owner. The dealership has seriously botched repairs, causing a domino effect through the engine, but the vehicle owner ignored every sign along the way

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Owens says:

    I do alot of minor repairs and maintenance on my cars. My wife has an Expidition with the 5.4 triton in it. After becoming very familiar with that vehicle and watching this video, why does Ford like tto make their vehicles difficult to do simple repairs and maintenance? Ie… Changing spark plugs. I mean that should take 20 min tops and that's pushing it to take time for finding tools and set up.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bruchpilot747 says:

    Fun Fact: There's a programming language (Compiler Language With No Pronounceable Acronym also known as INTERCAL) that requires you to be polite in order for the compiler to compile your code. If you're not polite enough the compiler will throw an error. But: You can't just say please in every instruction as then the compiler throws an error as well, stating you're obsessively polite. The exact ratio of polite statements vs "normal" statements" is not documented.

    End of story: It's always good to be polite to your equipment once in a while.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James MacIntyre says:

    Wow.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars big john says:

    Could the thermostat been installed backwards,

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andy Golden says:

    Blue Rhino time. Drive until it grenades. Then call junkyard.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cameron Barnhill says:

    I agree that motor is toast

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tu Papi 69 says:

    My family always likes to buy old used cause and then complaint with issues. Cause they don't wanna buy newer ones.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ᗒᗕ MIKE HUNT ᗒᗕ says:

    Some ppl shouldn’t be allowed to raise a spanner towards a vehicle 🤦‍♂️🤔

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mattterson34 !! says:

    So in my shop they would have had us do a block test as well as from my experience if coolant is getting into the cylinder it seems to steam clean the piston head. From they way it seems there is a head issue as well as oil leaking causing the build up on the piston head. Sad to see another customer ripped off. Most shops around my area will do a pre purchase inspection.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Deuce Deuce says:

    Could a blockage have caused excess pressure and that caused the hose to pop off?

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lawman says:

    Sadly drivers Ed is no longer in High Schools. How not to ruin an engine was week one.
    But in 1964 most everybody already got that from dad.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Political Mechanic says:

    I haven’t watch the whole video yet but have you ever conducted a leak down test? Also have you ever conducted the test where you put the tool on the radiator with a special fluid that is blue and it turns green if there are exhaust gases present? Just asking because I’ve done that in the past.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kraken wood floor service Mcmahon says:

    THEY JUST HANDED THE BALL TO THE OTHER TEAM AND TOOK A SAFETY IN THE END-ZONE!!! OMG 😱.. THAT WAS BEYOND A DROPPED BALL.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MRO MYM says:

    it's a zoom zoom zoom out the door bye bye mazda

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars grumpygit447 says:

    Oil or have they topped it up before giving it to you

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christian Tomlin says:

    Your shop paint scheme looks like an old Western Auto shop.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cabzombie says:

    Whatever it is , they’re not paying you enough ! Wish you were in my neighborhood !

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Harvey Crump says:

    Not worth repairing scrap it and you'll get another one

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Townsend says:

    It’s a Ford clone???? Wtf??? It’s like a ranger!!!!

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TroySain says:

    Honestly if shops started encouraging their mechanics to video themselves that would be a huge selling point.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Francisco Javier Ortiz says:

    You just need a longer deep stick

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cleetus the Leprechaun says:

    All it took me was one video and I’ve been hooked ever since I’ve never been more interested in watching videos about fixing vehicles in my life 😆 you gotta subscriber in me

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars aussieaeromodeler says:

    it'll be back , not under it's own power ….but it will be back

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Charles says:

    The Escape was a rebadged Tribute. Based on the Mazda 626/Capella sedan.

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CHEVY Tech says:

    Just curious are you flat rate, hourly or salary? I'm thinking of getting out of the dealership world.