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48 thoughts on “Wed. evening a.m.a. ask me anything”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars arturo vallecillo says:

    How do you fix death wobble on a 2001 is 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven Maynes says:

    2010 acadia heater won't switch between floor,defrost, dash vents replaced actuator worked for less than a minute and returned and won't switch again tried to recalibrate no success help

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David SCHWANDT says:

    What effect does removing the catalic converter on Toyoto 4 runner

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Net Worth says:

    I have used Super Tech (Walmart) brand oil and filters on every car I have owned for 40 years with no oil related failure.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sarah Rhea says:

    My ex's name was Eric. He was a diesel mechanic. As was my dad. If I wanted any time with my dad Id have to work on cars. So I guess I'd say I know more than the average female but no enough. Right now, I'm living full time in my van. I'm alone & trying to get as much knowledge about my van bc it is home. Thank you Eric for being down to earth. Jesus bless you & Mrs O & your kids.⚓

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Travis says:

    can we do tolls on here??? i guess u could do somethin like if u prefer bare hands thumbs up n if u prefer gloves give a thumbs down but im talkin about a genuine one from u that ppl would see n pay attention to lol :p

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Travis says:

    the question is, why Do u wear mechanics gloves??? lol they dont do shit for cold for me, in fact i just want my hands to get cold faster cuz once u get to that one point they kinda numb lol also they get in the dam way soo much especially tryin to thread bolts in n pickin things apart… n rubber gloves forget it they tear if u look at em wrong.. ur hands make their own natural glove after a while n its kinda nice to have, i would obviously wear gloves if i was gettin my hands wet with some kinda cancer spray

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tanks critters and urban homesteading says:

    The bus driver closes the door. In the case of school busses they close and latch the front door then exit the emergency door which is key locked from the outside. Newer ones you push the front door shut and it has a hook latch that can be turned from the outside then locked with a key. My grandpa drove for 40 years🤷‍♂️

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Perkins says:

    I just traded and got a 2002 Ford Ranger. It didn't start. I got it started but have a lot of ticking going on. Is that the lifters? What do I need to do to fix the problem? Also the anti theft light stays on and flashing. Is it suppose to do this?

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Perkins says:

    I just started watching your videos and have subscribed. The reason I did is I'm from the Old School. And I like honesty and simple. And you're both. I really think you do know what you're talking about and you seem like you are sincerely want to help people. We need more of that in this crazy world.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Soper says:

    Please what camera you use for video?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars oly o says:

    i dont have t v so i live on youtube _66 yeeeehaaaa

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Edwards says:

    Are you the only employee at your shop that works on the vehicles

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Edwards says:

    What got you into working on vehicles and do you truly love it

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stan Lancaster says:

    i been watching for awhile, really enjoy ,hope you get this. i am trying to get t o new ones.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MTBD80 says:

    Ride Bikes! It keeps ya alive and strong in ways you can't imagine and don't remember! I got as many bikes as my parents have guitars, they are all different and special in their own way…at least they don't hog all the chairs and couches! Just living room space!

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dustin Key says:

    have you ever busted a knuckle or broke a finger

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheJackhammer81 says:

    Chicago pizza!!!!!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jerry Gilles says:

    2007 ford 4.6 what kind of spark plug do you recomend other than original equipment? Thanks Jerry Gilles

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hvac Man Goodman says:

    By the way you are the best mechanic on YouTube I agree with that statement

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hvac Man Goodman says:

    Do you can never go wrong with a good old Cooper tire.! End of story

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph H. says:

    i get a good nap watching you …

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kleva123456 says:

    "If you're scared, you're doing it right" – the truth was spoken 🙂

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RC Wagon says:

    Thank you. That was long but fun. Wouldn't change a thing.
    If you want to change something, call it the "SMA AMA SMACKDOWN", and when you feel you have answered a question, smack a Starburst with a hammer and let the audience guess what your favorite starburst is at the end. If you feel there should be a winner, then the First Two who guess correctly get a … pebble from outside? or a single Starburst of their choice from the standard set?
    Otherwise, keep with the car stuff. It is cool how you keep it so serious yet entertaining / educational.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Hallewell says:

    OK which is the easiest brand of cars to work on? If I am gonna buy a car and do much of my own work then I need to know which will be the most straightforward to repair.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Payne says:

    what would make a 2005 Dodge Durango slow down when you let off the gas and make it feel like the brakes are applied is a hemi

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Uriel Lotero says:

    My daughter's Nissan Altima 2006 2.5s has become a real pain in the a….
    after many fixes the problem know is having to crank it about 5/6 times until it runs. Some times it does not, most times it does. In either case after it starts it runs very smooth and with a smooth idle also. what can cause this problem?
    Cam and crank shaft sensors were replaced, intake hose, MAF sensor and throttle body were cleaned also.
    Fuel pump is getting power and sounds when the key is turn to on.
    any advice? I'm ready to give up and I can't afford to help her getting another car right at this moment

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Keith Walburn says:

    For the record, I'm a 68 year old retired mechanical engineer, and I am addicted to your channel. I don't do as much of my own car maintenance as I used to, but I love to keep current with the technologies. You're one hell of a good troubleshooter. I also enjoy your humor and Mrs O's presence is always a treat.

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

    Here in the uk electric cars are already here and by 2040 every new car made will be electric in the uk.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Conrad says:

    I watched you work on the Dakota solving the trim issue on bank 1very helpful,have the same problems, but my code showed camshaft position sensor along with bank one, I replaced the sensor and it is still showing camshaft position sensor, and truck is very hard to start when it does, and I get on it a bit it bucks and shakes like a rev limiter, will die driving down the road. Any suggestions?

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Garth Clark says:

    Nice questions being presented. Here's a good one. What scan/code tool would be best for reading older GM vehicles such as year era 1989? TBI

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank Newling says:

    Hi Eric,
    Logger boots are leather and have a tounge flap to keep the crap out of the laces. They can be made waterproof with mink oil too.
    They can be had with the non-steel safty toe cap too. Only way to go in cold weather❗

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chris knight says:

    Seafoam is the best snake oil out there and btw it works.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Louis Iovino says:

    How can you bleed your breaks if you can't get the bleed value lose

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter Boissiere says:

    What bolts for a hemi exhaust is best dealer or dorman

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars turtlezed says:

    1.42…talking about rifles/shotguns……weird question….maybe not where u live but hey….can you imagine what it would be like if you guys weren't gun crazy? and just legit hunters were licensed… here in the UK……..however, we still have the odd nutjob go mental with a gun (research Dunblane, + Cumbria shootings and Hungerford massacre (sheeyat i used to drive thro there…) makes for some sick reading)…you've just got more nutters than us is all… everythings bigger in America…..except your gallon…..our gallons bigger than yours for some reason… f350 is getting better gas mileage to the gallon than you guys over the pond….wonder why duhh..

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Coal Cutter says:

    I am from the uk and I will come

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Elliott says:

    E, I need to change the thermostat on my 07 dodge nitro with a 4.0 liter. Where is it located? Thanks in advance. Keep up the videos.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris says:

    I've always wished you'd do a toolbox tour too Eric!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Lee Jr says:

    I had an 1998 dodge Dakota kick my butt many years back. It was losing oil pressure. I still don't have it fixed. Replace oil pump clean engine and oil pan. Oil was not changed right. Replace oil pressure sensors also. Used oil manual gauge put in the oil pressure sensor that gauge reads. It drop down to 0 pressure. Talk to dodge they said a valve in rear main bearing the problem. What do you think?

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Costeline says:

    Do you have any toys muscle cars motorcycles

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul says:

    I had an issue with my car I was loosing coolant but there was no leaks to be found and I was having hard starts always when the engine was cold or going cold , I took it to a mechanic and he found a head-gasket leak cylinder 2 and 3 had coolant so ,He putted in a new head-gasket but
    I was still having misfiring on cylinder 2 and 3
    The mechanic said it might be the ECU I was like wtf??
    So coming home after talking to him the engine light came on and I got these codes , p0302, p0303, p0300 and the famous p1399
    What should I do now?

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sierra Vortec says:

    My favourite parts about your videos are they feel real and relatable which makes them easier to watch and then learn from. Every other YouTube channel feels overly fake and staged

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars robin rousseau says:

    ac delco makes a good battery.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars robin rousseau says:

    do you ever work on q quad 4 GM enigine.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ollie patrick sr. says:

    try 74 range

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars d2 beans says:

    heres a question have you ever used a handfull of flour to find a hidden oil leak?

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars K Sommer says:

    I cannot tell you how happy I was to find this video. Only to find it was live streamed in January…. My name is Karen and I have 2 questions: #1. Is there a young man (or son) that you can pass your wonderful knowledge on to?? I think you have a rare quality that is just not found anywhere today and should consider teaching. =) #2. I have a 2000 Camaro (w/hatchback) that has been giving me a problem. The interior dome lights go on and off as I drive at night.(during the day as well, although it's not noticed). An indicator light in the dash says a door is open, but that is a false reading. I'm sure it is also the reason for the recent draining of my battery. I am an electrician but cannot find the problem. What can I check?

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