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Lincoln town car: gas door will not open – Auto Repair Chat

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In this video I have a quick look at a Lincoln town car that customer states the gas door will not open. Well, he's right, but what the heck are we fixing a wire near the radiator for then!? -Enjoy!
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48 thoughts on “Lincoln town car: gas door will not open”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Archibald says:

    Ur the best Mrs o Eric's ok as well lol love the channel

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken Pressley says:

    You're a smart dude, Eric O. I've learned a lot just watching your vids. Keep up the good work.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Neu says:

    I said this before the first layer of tape reverse the tape so the next person can cut the tape off without all the stickie stuff is not all over the wires Bill N LI NY

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Robins says:

    What a simple solution for installing tape in a small place. Thanks for passing that one along.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brenda Babcock says:

    Awesome video! Thanks from Las Vegas

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Bentley says:

    I've that you give the customer the option. Others would just milk the Cow but Eric is always honest and fair. Like you deductive reasoning too. Great video.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug King says:

    That there brother is years of experience in trouble shooting ,thanks

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Smooth.McGee says:

    I went way too complicated on one of these. After an embarrassing amount of testing and whatnot, I decided to just check the button. It wasn’t plugged up.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 40cleco says:

    Nothing wrong with overlaying a wire. Do it on aircraft all the time, literally thousands of wires, all white…no colors, so tearing everything apart is just not feasible. Run a new wire. Great video's you make…thanks

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matthias Burger says:

    Customer: What was it?
    A broken wire.
    Oh nice, how much do I owe you for that?
    6,5 billion dollars
    why so much?
    the broken wire was behind the radiator. I had to remove the entire car.
    Why did you not remove the radiator from the car, instead of remove the car from the radiator?
    Oh.. wait.. thx for the tip.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars taltonbane says:

    Like his jumper wire. Plain and simple. Me I put a fuse holder in. Now I'm thinking a waste of my time

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark McKelvy says:

    Hey there viewers and welcome back to the self made auto channel 😀

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gregory Thomas says:

    "Gas hole" has a whole different meaning with me 🙂

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chuck luper says:

    Awesome job sir

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charlie Lambert says:

    What are you thinking these cases of overlays sliding a small piece of loom tube along the wire to help protect it?

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bert Cochran says:

    That women does need her own cooking show.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D Shap says:

    Eric giving us a little serial killer vibe here. "I'm going to cut her between the veins,"

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shade Tree Mech says:

    Handier than a two pocket T shirt 👕.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jackhouston357 says:

    do yall live at the shop?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dark Delta says:

    Good catch, wish there were more guys like you in the repair trades.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Robbins says:

    My wifes fuel door quit working. It unlocks when you unlock the doors. I couldnt get to the electric solenoid to replace it. Finally got it to unlock after many many tries. I then unhooked the power so it doesnt lock any more…

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Wargo says:

    This was a great video !!! Great tip on tape roll hack !!!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars onefixitman says:

    I do not care who changes your oil………Do your Due Dilligence before you leave the shady oil change place and make sure there is oil at the proper level on the dip stick before you start or drive the vehicle. It will not cost you anything to check it. I promise you it is free to check on your own.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Childers says:

    I like your thought process, don't open things you don't have to, it makes extra work and makes customers mad at you.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Drew Bush says:

    Full size kitchen in the shop.. Where's the bed?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Drew Bush says:

    That's crazy 4 diy people…opening different wiring programs

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars EDDIE LEAL says:

    I like the handle on the hood release.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars EDDIE LEAL says:

    One wire out of all that bunch in that wire loom? What would cause a wire to corrode like that in the middle of a loom? The bend in the wire maybe. Causes a hotspot? Im reaching of course. 🤣

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars EDDIE LEAL says:

    Cold weather locations are a cars worst nightmare. Nothing but car "cancer." Corrosion.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dodgeplow says:

    The only concern I would have is if there would be another wire in that section that is rubbing through

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SHOTGUNJIM1 Items of interest says:

    Good electrical work

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fox Haz Hax says:

    There haven't been any real town cars since 1989.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aj Grigsby says:

    Hey man I love watching you channel I've been doing it for 30 years and my father for about 60 years and I still learn something for you so just saying I lisen to every mechanic idea cause it helps !

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars shotright says:

    "When you start probing from the back side you sometimes dont get in all the way". Michael Scott would be proud of you sir!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken Hardy says:

    I just realized that your videocamera work is really quite superb……yet you manage to downplay it. After binging on your videos I find myself completely intolerant of other utube videos that are often underlite, out of focus, herky-jerky, missing sound, and poorly targeted. How you manage to keep your hands free, your subject area well-lite, focused, steady and targeted is really quite remarkable. This important feature really makes your videos uniquely fun to watch, highly informative and damn addictive. Please keep up the great work. Dr. K.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars blazeandcyrus says:

    very nice

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars PCM Fuse says:

    Definitely like the tape trick. TY for the tip.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 61 Rampy says:

    On a wiring diagram, T/O stands for Take Out, which is where wires branch out from the main harness. Example: The green wire you pulled out of the harness to connect to the overlay wire would be considered a T/O. It can be one wire or a bunch.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Dont car for wire over lays either I'd rather fix the break

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Gas hole check

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mister Mr says:

    I'm gay

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Natasha GK says:

    2 years later, i wonder if that poor lincoln has been put out to pasture. Thanks for video!

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank Allen Jr says:

    You should have your own tv show.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Taylor says:

    Does anyone ever wash under the hood and under the car to keep the salt damage down

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fubar totale says:

    So I see the title, and I think, it's just a cable release, what could go wrong? The only time I ever saw anyone with a gas door that wouldn't open was a realtor lady who was unable to fill up her Rolls Royce due to this problem, imagine my great schadenfreude.
    So, anyway, watching with the sound off, it dawns on me….an electronic gas door release???
    Talk about your answer to a question nobody asked.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roxanne Abbott says:

    Eric what program were you using?? I need that for my 2003 dodge ram 1500

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marco Moreno says:

    Always wondering why guys who fix this kind of problem are far from my place.