How to Start a Car That's Been Sitting for Years

  • Published on Jul 12, 2016
  • How to start a car. Don't just start a car that hasn't run in a while. In this video I show you what to check before you attempt to start a car that has not run for 6 months or more so you don't damage the engine.
    Portable Jump Starter:
    Dry Lock Lubricant:
    Clear Lock:
    Fogging Oil:
    Spark Plug Gap Tool:
    Hand Pump:
    Coolant Tester:
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    Where I sent my oil sample:
    How to Replace a Fuel Pump:
    How to Clean Your Engine Bay: COMING SOON
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Comments • 8 083

  • Thomas Patton
    Thomas Patton Day ago

    I am a locksmith and I would prefer either Houdini spray lube to prevent rust or wd40 both are very good option but Houdini is preferred also with all fords use motorcraft as much as possible

  • Cyclone Clan
    Cyclone Clan Day ago

    He didn’t check if the car worked

  • Samy Breezy
    Samy Breezy Day ago

    Am I the only one who saw the viper ?

  • O Cornet
    O Cornet Day ago +1

    Poor bird

  • tariq altabrawi
    tariq altabrawi Day ago

    Good job

  • evan harrison
    evan harrison 2 days ago

    How did you learn mechanics? I wanna learn to!😀

  • spacelmunt poop
    spacelmunt poop 2 days ago

    nearly ruined my appetite i was about to take a big bite of my lamb

  • andres lira
    andres lira 2 days ago

    Would there be extra steps if the car hasn’t ran in 4-6 years ?

    TDOGG 2 days ago

    And it’s gonna look great on my dads jag

    Wait wrong video

  • Totul despre IT
    Totul despre IT 2 days ago

    Please visit my chanel with more cars!!

  • BossGamer2017 / / 1000T

    1:31 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    1:52 *( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)*

  • ThunderGAMING YT
    ThunderGAMING YT 3 days ago

    Accidentally puts in old gas

    MJAWARA1_YT 3 days ago

    Oh my dad has the mini Jump starter

  • Sean Loo
    Sean Loo 3 days ago

    Poor humming bird

  • Ivan Yunus
    Ivan Yunus 3 days ago

    i'm looking for channel that same as this channel but for motorbikes.. any suggestion? thankyou.

  • NO AH
    NO AH 3 days ago

    1:50 working the key in......

  • Julian Parker
    Julian Parker 4 days ago

    It's in gear lol

  • DrZeldaGlitch
    DrZeldaGlitch 4 days ago

    1:50 that

    kindaa weird

  • Kai Ruffin
    Kai Ruffin 4 days ago

    1:31 proceeds to rape the lock

  • Steepy Steezy
    Steepy Steezy 4 days ago +2

    1:32 18+ scene

    If you don’t get it is good

  • Bao Thien
    Bao Thien 4 days ago +1

    Here the simple way:
    Step 1: Kick the engine
    Step 2: Start engine
    Step 3: It still won't work?
    Step 4: Throw it in crusher

  • will games
    will games 4 days ago

    In my supercharged jaguar Xfrmy battery is in the back so I can put a medium sized battery charger in there and not have any problems

  • Austin Lawnmower man lund

    Yep feel pump is out

    BASSN SANE 5 days ago

    Chizas fkn Christ u talk alot bro

  • Keenan Wishom
    Keenan Wishom 5 days ago

    Do you have any videos on Saturn Ions?

  • Noot Doot
    Noot Doot 5 days ago

    anybody who was shitty as a teenager knows you dont need a pump to get gas out of a gas tank.

  • Extra time Gaming
    Extra time Gaming 5 days ago +2

    6:18 this guys knows what’s up;)

  • AJRacing
    AJRacing 6 days ago +2

    Well, idk if anybody will respond to this, but my family had an F-150 (2002 I believe) truck. It is as old as me. It was with me and my parents for a while and then we gave it to my aunt, but she never used it because she had her own. So it sat there for years. So when I turned 16 she gave it to me. Of course it didn’t start. But ever since 2002 the problem was always the battery. Something in the electric system was always eating away at it. We took it to serval mechanics over 17 years and none could diagnose why it would corrode every battery it took. From when we first got. To when we gave it away earlier this year. It would always corrode the battery with the blue acid like powder coming out.

  • Chubby Toona
    Chubby Toona 6 days ago

    Isn’t this that car from my strange addictions

  • Emiliano Castrita
    Emiliano Castrita 6 days ago

    Mummified hummingbird corpse

  • Big Greens
    Big Greens 7 days ago

    Every time that i try to stick my key in and out real fast and hard i get yelled at.......👀

  • Cobba Mooney
    Cobba Mooney 7 days ago +3

    ChrisFix: "What do I do with all this gas?"
    Uncle Rob has entered the chat: "Just add some gasoline"

  • Jack Pfister
    Jack Pfister 8 days ago

    With captions on the extra lubrication quote comes with a *wink wink*

  • WolfLarsen85
    WolfLarsen85 8 days ago

    Try the fuel filter first, also when the key is turned to on, you can hear the pump kick on in the tank; just listen with a screw driver. Just to verify.

  • DJXD
    DJXD 8 days ago

    I want to be a mechanic when I'm older this is like a tutorial for me so thx

  • D F
    D F 8 days ago

    How long can a car be parked before is starts to seize up. I have to wait two months to get my insurance so I can drive my car. Its been parked for a month and i move it to another parking spot once a week. Is that fine?

  • gotsaved289
    gotsaved289 9 days ago

    How... did that bird get there?

  • Karim Ali
    Karim Ali 9 days ago

    My project mustang, pushed her onto the trailer, started to strap down the front drivers side wheel.... and thats when I found out there was a yellowjacket nest in there (which i apparently broke out and pissed all of them off), needless to say, i have never run that fast in my entire life :P

  • Bye Felicia
    Bye Felicia 9 days ago

    Help. Took my radiator out to replace it and left everything as is. Is it bad to leave hoses and transmission lines open for a month or 2. I checked on it occasionally but today when I put the key in, no show of life. Only thing that lights up (barely) is the oil sign.

  • Didi Danica
    Didi Danica 10 days ago

    U should have put that bird on your wall.

  • Eddie Bacon
    Eddie Bacon 10 days ago

    Thats how i fixed truck's fuel pump

  • Steve Robertson
    Steve Robertson 10 days ago

    Just how long can a car just sit before it starts developing problems? I just bought a brand new car and am not able to drive it very much right now because of work. So i worry

  • Mahendrra varma
    Mahendrra varma 10 days ago

    Pls do a car restoration

  • That kid rideing wheeles

    You say oyal

  • Steve Roginski
    Steve Roginski 10 days ago +2

    My oil is green and the coolant is black.
    Is this a cause for concern?

  • MuddyBob 650
    MuddyBob 650 11 days ago +1

    Okay, I have a major question. I seemed to have noticed that the MAS is at the front of the intake hose. That being said. Is starting fluid harmful to the MAS? Appreciate the work you put into the videos CHris. You have helped me fix my Uncles and Mom's car as well as my own with your help. I wish I could do more to show my support! o7

  • Tru Matthews
    Tru Matthews 11 days ago +6

    Rip hummingbird 🙌 he just wanted sum of that grease

  • gSouls
    gSouls 12 days ago

    F for the bird

  • Guy César
    Guy César 12 days ago +2

    Poor Bird.. to die while doing the checking🤦‍♂️ awesome video though

  • Jakeapc
    Jakeapc 13 days ago +3

    *Huming birds were harmed in the making of this video*

  • Ma2us
    Ma2us 13 days ago +3

    What can you use instead of fogging oil?

  • Micah Dunsmoor
    Micah Dunsmoor 13 days ago +1

    Anyone watching in 2054??

  • Boston George
    Boston George 14 days ago

    What about fuel filter guy

  • John Thomas
    John Thomas 14 days ago +1

    U said i need some oil over fills the bottle

  • mafia boy
    mafia boy 14 days ago +1

    Why do i have a dirty mind 😂😂💔💔🤦‍♂️

    • Skeletor
      Skeletor 3 days ago

      how does that relate to the video at all

  • Dank Mematodes
    Dank Mematodes 14 days ago +1

    I have a few questions. I have an 85’ z28 which had only 21K miles that hasn’t run in over 15 years and am looking to get it running again. Should I follow the steps in this video or do even more work such as replacing the belts and all that stuff?


    My Summer Car in a nutshell

  • Kaptin Kibblez
    Kaptin Kibblez 17 days ago +1

    I got a 1985 jeep wrangler

  • Scott Russell
    Scott Russell 17 days ago

    we can tell you love moving that key in and out the hole,,, do you know the 1st thing that went through that hummingbirds mind when he hit the condensor???????????????? his azz,,, put a stp oil filter on???????????? idiot

    • Scott Russell
      Scott Russell 16 days ago +1

      @RareYellowWUUTBee yep,, have to get the point across,,LOL

    • RareYellowWUUTBee
      RareYellowWUUTBee 17 days ago +3

      Do you like spamming question marks?????????????????????????

  • Duke Red34
    Duke Red34 17 days ago

    The oil he used is for sports cars like mustang or a lancer. I’m a fan to

  • nobody not a single shadow

    FML the poor bird ... 💔

    SOG3O M3TRIC 17 days ago +3

    When I Have Car Problems I Wish Chris Fix Was Here!

    • SOG3O M3TRIC
      SOG3O M3TRIC 4 days ago

      Evan Parsons I believe every new anything deserves to be its own leader.

    • Evan Parsons
      Evan Parsons 10 days ago

      Why did you put a capital on every word?

  • IGotNoSkill SSR
    IGotNoSkill SSR 17 days ago

    I have an old 1954 Ford Crestline custom coupe, hasn’t started in 2-3 years and this video will really help me, my grandfather handed it to me before he passed and it would’ve really meant a lot for it to start again.

  • Nige Fige
    Nige Fige 18 days ago

    1:31 Oh yeah

  • Ethan Vue
    Ethan Vue 18 days ago +1

    Hey Chris, if I dont have any lock lubricant on me can I use WD-40 as lock lubricant?

  • Haydar Tube
    Haydar Tube 18 days ago


  • Jai hyuk Choi
    Jai hyuk Choi 20 days ago

    "Extra lubrication is never a bad thing" -Chrisfix 2016

  • Joel Rios
    Joel Rios 20 days ago

    Chris fix make more videos

  • SilverLuKAS
    SilverLuKAS 20 days ago

    This guy is a professional driver and mechanic

  • TheMbielman
    TheMbielman 20 days ago

    I have the best way, it's as easy as 1 2 3 so what you do is you take your key and put it in the slot and turn it and then it will turn on