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49 thoughts on “$1000 worth of tools used to replace a $0.65 plastic part!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dean woodward says:

    Instead of a $50 part and an hour's labor, was $10 and two hours of labor, but at least they saved money on the parts!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Leonard Altig says:

    I guess it is a little bad of me but I do enjoy your running into really tough spots and thinking your way out of them. Good luck in the future with your family and job.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Leonard Altig says:

    where's your lube?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Jones says:

    The whole car should have been sprayed with brake cleaner.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stanley Mcfalls The Southern Comedian says:

    I'm catching up on old videos I see the needle nose pliers well welding pliers 😂😂😂

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Peter Pierce says:

    What?? Why didn't you sell a Air Filter? And new clamps

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Thompson says:

    Could you have used a nut, bolt and washer?

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Venerhia Stellarvore says:

    1k$ of tools for a 65 cent bushing, but there also the whole "removing house tiling from the bottom" every time you gotta dissamble so much for so less replaced.

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

    Break out the torch

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bradley Waite says:

    “Wack” 😂

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars airplane george says:

    the c clamp would have done it without the socket ! (maybe) after watching it go in, change that to, c clamp and flat washer in place of socket. (possibly)

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Heartsill says:

    That nut from a Toyota is the best part of the Chevrolet. I understand many mechanics are calling the Craprolets.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars woodworker Royer says:

    "You can't create the absence of something"

    I think there are several million people with several billion vacuums who would disagree with that statement…

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gerry Carmichael says:

    A steaming pile!

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Myers says:

    Judging by the condition of that engine bay and the vehicle apparently this person does not believe in regular maintenance, I live on a fixed income therefore after paying bills budgeting to do car repairs can be tight sometimes, but I always manage to keep all the little tidbits in my vehicle replaced air filter PCV valve oil changes whatever stuff I can do instead aside the money for the mechanical work for the harder stuff I get times are tough and we all got to do what we got to do to make ends meet but geez that's a little rough looking

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bundegaard2 says:

    Why dont you use a vice to press

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Millhollon says:

    My tools would be at four corners of the world.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Hall says:

    I love your job so much I have to watch it twice!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter Hartmann says:

    You are definitely not a flat earth er !!! You understand gravity very well !!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam Fusco says:

    Your awesome Ray. I would have entered frustration mode hours ago.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Platts says:

    Hi Ray maybe next time you could try a bolt or threaded bar through the middle and pull it in.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars billbarney says:

    a nightmare repair.. no room to work..bad engineering.. thats what happens when a manufacturerer uses the cheapest quality chinese parts

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars classic287 says:

    don’t forget, you guys make money ripping a car apart for a .69 cent part…

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars classic287 says:

    “Silicone”

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars A Katz says:

    Use a carpenters wood clamp. The one with two spinles.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave says:

    See your problem was you weren't putting the thingy on the doohicky using the vorsprung durch technique.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars THE Foreman says:

    Deja vu

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Ayre says:

    Try a bit on lubrication next time spit works great.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Emmett Turner says:

    I just squeezed mine in with the channel-lock pliers directly… completely disregarding the instructions telling me to use a C-clamp and a socket. It worked great. Same Dorman 14057 kit and the same van (well, 2000 Pontiac Montana rebadged version).

    I actually did read the instructions first though and the socket is supposed to go on the round back of the cable end. It isn’t about matching the diameter of the bushing. It’s about turning that domed surface into a flat one so the clamp doesn’t slip off.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Libturds Trigger says:

    After trying to install one of those dorman kits for a customer i gave up and told him to replace the whole shifter cable 😂

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Camouflage Peacock says:

    The 70's flashbacks are very hard on me. lol

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sand 007 says:

    Perseverance and diligence paved the way to success, congratulations Ray!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Denny J says:

    Ray, what percentage of the difficulty in all your repair jobs is due to the INACCESSIBILITY of parts? My guess is 70%

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheOnespeedbiker says:

    Watching this caused much merriment 😁. Also three things came to mind, first if you are going to use a clamp, use a ball joint clamp because it doesn't have a wiggly end and hold the clamp in a vise. Third, your dealing with a grommet; soak in hot water, fold and insert using a pocket pry tool if necessary.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Da Os says:

    that's not the definition of insanity lol

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars K9Nick says:

    For weeks I've been wondering who you remind me of.

    Kermit!!! . Dead ringer for speech

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony Scott says:

    rather you than me

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick Barber says:

    That air filter is providing extra clean air to the engine it’s that blocked 😂

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Duffield says:

    I would like to see you use a bolt or screw and washers to put in the insert.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Guess Who says:

    I've done that repair with a flat washer and channel locks with soap and water lube…

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Allen Bo says:

    You could have changed the transmission faster.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lighting Department says:

    Lubrication would have fixed the issue of insertion fast. Heck dishwashing liquid would work and no residue and no lube on shifter ball will cause it to ware out again in short order

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jeffrey snyder says:

    That poor van was NASTY my condolences

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Moore says:

    The duplicate scene is actually hilarious! It's showing EXACTLY what insanity is!

    On another note… oh my God it frustrating not being able to tell you to go het a 6mm deep socket and push that damn thing in by hand!