How to Fix a Car that Wont Start (I bought it for $500)

Car wont start? Learn how to replace a fuel pump and fuel tank. I show you how to buy a car that wont start for $500 and fix it to make a $2100 profit. The car wont crank and the fuel pump and gas tank need to be replaced. I also show you how to replace the muffler so by the end of the video we have a really nice and reliable daily driver!

Video of Detailing this car so it looks brand new:

CRAFTSMAN Mechanics Tool Sets:

Tools used in the video:
150 Piece Set:
Breaker bar:
4lb Hammer:
Locking Pliers:
Torque Wrench:
Ratcheting Wrench Set:

Haynes Service Manual:
Fire Extinguisher:
OEM Fuel Pump Assembly:
Fuel Pump Locking Ring:

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  • ChrisFix
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    So an opportunity popped up with a really good find, so I went and bought it for $500!!! This really shows you what you can do to find your first project car, find a budget suv, etc with minimal risk and a lot of potential reward!!! We used all common hand tools and did this job at home ourselves! Craftsman was bought by Stanley and now they have decent tools for the price! Worth taking a look at for sure! I messed with the 150 piece set for the first time and I liked it. It got the job done and I think you guys looking for your first set would find it to be a good starter set! Here is the link to the tool sets:

  • Bogdan Radosavljevic

    Bogdan Radosavljevic

    6 dagar sedan

    Chris ur making my day! I dont have a car but ur maybe making my career. Ur rly nice at mechanic.



    6 dagar sedan

    i did see your face

  • Tony Ganguzza

    Tony Ganguzza

    17 dagar sedan


  • Christopher Hornsby

    Christopher Hornsby

    23 dagar sedan

    Can you make a short video on what to stay away from when flipping cars? Thanks!

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    Sivashanthy Rajaguru

    Månad sedan

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    Extreme CrafterTimme sedan

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  • VT Khaos
    VT Khaos11 timmar sedan

    Chris: he guys today I bought a car with no wheels no engine or brakes let’s fix it

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  • Paul Hardy
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    Another awesome video ChrisFix!! As always, you make it look easy.

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  • Leit0
    Leit021 timme sedan

    Gerneral question: what to do with those seemingly rusted parts and thick metal in the belly of the SUV? Is just a matter of time for something to crack or having to replace a bolt hole? TIA!

  • Landenp2020 GD
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    When you make another video like this ask DylanMcCool

  • DaBoyDuddus
    DaBoyDuddusDag sedan

    HAHAHAHA That lil detail at 3:52.

  • Maxi
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    0:52 For a second I thought you had spiky hair XD

  • Lil Quas
    Lil QuasDag sedan

    I feel want to invest on old cars and fix it by myself just by watching his videos

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  • Lazu 44
    Lazu 44Dag sedan

    Plss make more of this type of videos

  • the black spot
    the black spotDag sedan

    Ok, soletmeget this straight, first,I have to find a sucker who does not know what they have, then , gotta change a fuse and boom ,3000 dollar profit, after ,of course ,I find yet another sucker....... 🤣

  • crappy productions
    crappy productionsDag sedan

    I wish this guy was a teacher

  • Caelan Holder
    Caelan HolderDag sedan

    i see ya face

  • Nezuko simp
    Nezuko simpDag sedan

    23:57 gently push in the fuel tank *gams in there*

  • Ur Average Gamer
    Ur Average GamerDag sedan

    At 0:52 I thought your hair was spikey but it was just the mic lol

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  • Matt Sayers
    Matt SayersDag sedan

    Another way to depressurize the fuel line is pull the fuel pump relay while it's running

  • Live 4 Life
    Live 4 LifeDag sedan

    Chris you’re awesome thanks for making fixing cars straight forward and easy and fun.

  • RaiderX Ramos
    RaiderX RamosDag sedan

    2000 profit? looks like not including the parts you are replacing the Tags are backed up about $1200 in penaltys and registration suspended lol sorry kruss off to the junk yard it goes

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  • Prof. Dr. Mike Hawk
    Prof. Dr. Mike Hawk2 dagar sedan

    That'll cost at around 10000$ in Turkey currently.

  • KV Designs
    KV Designs2 dagar sedan

    @13:23 what a smoooooooth transition! :D

  • Saharsh Nandamuri(Student)
    Saharsh Nandamuri(Student)2 dagar sedan

    i thought his hummer wouldn't start i was so suprised

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  • GZA036
    GZA0362 dagar sedan

    the broken exhaust was melting the fuel tank lmfao that's insane

  • Kevin Törngren
    Kevin Törngren2 dagar sedan

    0:58 wow that's some messy hair.

  • Saucy RBLX

    Saucy RBLX

    Dag sedan

    that's the mic

  • Nate Buck
    Nate Buck2 dagar sedan

    Also it cought on fire becouse fuel line was to close to the pipe

  • Nate Buck
    Nate Buck2 dagar sedan

    I'm going to get a small fixer truck that. Is stickshift

  • Can Can
    Can Can2 dagar sedan

    This car when’s it done should be a cheap buy and repair and labour for around $3000 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Hwong YuLee
    Hwong YuLee2 dagar sedan

    hi Chris do every suv can be fixed by tis tutorial u teach?

  • Comfy Patrick
    Comfy Patrick2 dagar sedan

    i have no interrest in cars but this is just good content so it works anyways

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  • armyraw29
    armyraw292 dagar sedan

    they always drill holes in gas tanks at the junk yards must of went to a yard that takes it off for you.

  • Nichols gunness
    Nichols gunness2 dagar sedan

    Chris: I'll do a face reveal at 10 mil subs Everybody: but we already know what you look like

  • Bob Green
    Bob Green2 dagar sedan

    Hi Chris. Love all your videos. Thank you for doing what you do. You make everything look so easy.. In this video you use some penetrating fluid. Can you let me know what kind. I have never had any luck with any of those products. The one you used looked like it worked well. Also I like your label. Soapy Wooder. 👍👍

  • Lachlan Jackson
    Lachlan Jackson2 dagar sedan

    How tf you melt a fuel tank though

  • Jacob Stevens
    Jacob Stevens2 dagar sedan

    I love how excited Chris still gets doing things like this, makes my soul happy seeing him doing what he loves while taking us along for the ride so we can learn as well. One of my all time favorite SEblack channels ever! You're the best bro, thank you.

  • Hayley


    Dag sedan

    for real. i don't even drive but i stumbled in here and his passion is so enticing

  • Eric
    Eric2 dagar sedan

    0:56 lmaoooo i thought that was his hair

  • Telestix
    Telestix2 dagar sedan

    So first off nice work Secondly if that's what you call a rusted bolted your cars aren't old enough. As a Montrealer QC resident I have seen bolts that make those look new. Which brings me to a question, I notice you don't put new bolts in, I am a bit surprised because for the cost of new bolts (a couple of dollars at most) you reset the timeline for future repairs. I get that you are probably flipping this one but it just seems smart in case you need to go back in under there. Also if you think the heat shield melted the tank wouldn't you invest in a new heat shield? Normally I would use the metal tape as well however once I was looking at damage to the gas tank from the heat shield being bad then I would replace it. That seems like an omen to replace the heat shield, last thing I want to do is sell a car and hear it caught fire because I tried to save $50. Anyways from one car to another nicely done.

  • Jubal Osborn
    Jubal Osborn2 dagar sedan

    Engineers finally doing something useful with those 3 different sized house connections.

  • Rami Agonistes
    Rami Agonistes3 dagar sedan

    Looks like my man got electrocuted

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  • Herioz
    Herioz3 dagar sedan

    Using only common hand tools? Proceeds to uses $170 digital wrench.

  • Bonnisseur De la batte
    Bonnisseur De la batte3 dagar sedan

    I know it’s not the purpose of your channel, but your videos show in a very pertinent way that we don’t need to buy new cars

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  • braveen .pahirathan
    braveen .pahirathan3 dagar sedan

    He makes fixing cars soo easy

  • Ethan Green
    Ethan Green3 dagar sedan

    Hahaaha hommon hand tools

  • GRMO
    GRMO3 dagar sedan

    Correct me if I am wrong but you put the battery back in in the wrong order you are supposed to take it off black first then red second and then red first and black second when putting it back on

  • Chuck Gadway
    Chuck Gadway3 dagar sedan

    What was the website you went to to purchase this? I know you said it was a combination of three or more sites that would search a lot of things when you’re looking for a project car but I can’t find where you told us that. That would be very helpful thank you.

  • Reese train44
    Reese train443 dagar sedan

    i got me one of those repair Manuel recently and i can say it really does change the way i view my trailblazer 2007 ls

  • Chantel Myers
    Chantel Myers3 dagar sedan

    chris i like your hair

  • Kelly Crouch
    Kelly Crouch3 dagar sedan

    Chris is very good explaining and seems genuinely exuberant when the plan comes together. That’s a great combination for the listener. He is technically and tactically proficient as well

  • The Robust Mole
    The Robust Mole3 dagar sedan

    This is a dream situation, a car for 500 dollars! Imagine holding a dollar LOL

  • cursed canine
    cursed canine3 dagar sedan

    When one of chris cars have a broken par / all right giys cris fix here

  • J C
    J C3 dagar sedan

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  • Tygriis


    5 timmar sedan

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  • Big Nol

    Big Nol

    2 dagar sedan

    @Xperty Ranks yo hold up💀

  • Xperty Ranks

    Xperty Ranks

    3 dagar sedan

    *Forces It In*

  • C. Inglés
    C. Inglés4 dagar sedan

    Dude your videos are incredible.. So easy to follow and so very thorough.. You are appreciated man.. 🤙🏿

  • Astronax
    Astronax4 dagar sedan

    I got a simpler solution, Take it to a mechanic...

  • Berry
    Berry4 dagar sedan

    Who else thought he bought hummer for $500 for a minute. LMAO

  • Solo Reisen
    Solo Reisen4 dagar sedan

    your hairstyle is amazing hahaha

  • Ramdapanda
    Ramdapanda4 dagar sedan

    13:21 that panning is soo smooth!

  • Ulterno
    Ulterno4 dagar sedan

    2:25 But did you check the Blinker Fluid?

  • King Bee
    King Bee4 dagar sedan

    This guy is what made me want to be a auto mechanic, I can’t thank him enough

  • Nichols gunness

    Nichols gunness

    2 dagar sedan

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  • Gabriel Campbell
    Gabriel Campbell4 dagar sedan

    soapy wooter

  • Matt Barrett
    Matt Barrett4 dagar sedan

    Chris- I understand the premise of doing videos with hand tools. But seriously, everyone has Milwaukee M-18 cordless tools. Their 1/2 impact for the M-18 series is short money and infinitely useful. Recommend it.

  • beastking55
    beastking554 dagar sedan

    why use gloves its ok to get dirty

  • A Hlubkojxwb lee
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    Almost new🤣🤣🤣

  • SteadyCapalot
    SteadyCapalot4 dagar sedan

    You make everything look easy

  • j.a vee
    j.a vee4 dagar sedan

    I'll pay 10geez for that trail blazer!

  • Sebastian Martinez
    Sebastian Martinez4 dagar sedan

    I’m glad I stumbled onto your channel I learn so much things just watching you fix project cars keep it up 💯😌

  • Ignacio Merzthal
    Ignacio Merzthal5 dagar sedan

    He got so excited when it turned on, what a wholesome moment (:

  • Kendall Winters
    Kendall Winters5 dagar sedan

    23:27 2 electrical connectors on top of fuel pump and a few seconds later the white connect disappears. What happened because that is the type of thing that I run into a lot. Minor differences. Hard to look up? Hard for me. :) Great video. I need to get out there and get to work on a project car! NVM lol I see it's back at 23:51 and I know what happened... Been there done that. ;)

  • rob ingus

    rob ingus

    4 dagar sedan

    What happened? it looks like the camera lost focus on the white connector and it blends into the background

  • Ricky A.
    Ricky A.5 dagar sedan

    I do enjoy watching these vids man!! Thanks for that, haven't watched for a while

  • Rory Christel
    Rory Christel5 dagar sedan

    Keep in mind that risk of only getting the junk price is pretty damn big. Thrown rod? Seized transmission? Now you're looking at $2k to $5k depending on the car (more for high end vehicles with price gouging, of course).

  • Flaming turtles
    Flaming turtles5 dagar sedan

    It’s all fun and games until you have a 12mm and a 14mm but no 13mm wrench

  • Balakay
    Balakay5 dagar sedan

    I don’t know Chris, how are you so handsome?

  • Guillermo Ortiz
    Guillermo Ortiz5 dagar sedan

    These videos are extremely satisfying to watch

  • Phirom Tauch
    Phirom Tauch5 dagar sedan

    Great video. Great motivation for people to work for themselves and earn some money from something they love doing.

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  • daniel joh
    daniel joh5 dagar sedan

    28:00 DOGGGGGG

  • Sleven Leslie
    Sleven Leslie5 dagar sedan

    the trail blazer is a copy of the GMC envoy, which is the copy of my dads 2006 Isuzu Ascender, the chevy is the worst version, the envoy is in the middle, and the Ascender is the best version

  • Minnie
    Minnie5 dagar sedan

    The only problem i have is that you sit 4 feet away from the steering wheel



    5 dagar sedan

    Yeah cause your Minnie