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:
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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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  • 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:

  • i want 1000 dollars it just needs a fuel pump. Gets it to run for a dollar fuse

  • Select a new project with a poor condition SUV deserved to be classed as junk yard item and rebuild it till it becomes a top class SUV

  • This video is incredibly satisfying! And I found out some new things about cars :)

  • Can Chris build a car from scratch?

  • WOW! the seller of this car will be like "Hey chris, I changed my mind, I want my car back" :,(

  • Hubby and I are fixing up an old car we bought for our teenage driver using these videos. So helpful!

  • 0:58 your hair chris

  • "How is chrisfix so handsome?" Lmao that got me dude good job with these jokes

  • You are the best chris i love fixing car im learning 😊

  • Imagine owner seeing this!

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  • How the hell did that fuel tank not explode with the muffler fumes going in there and the warm temps it produced? He must have some angels hanging around him for sure. 20:04

  • Hey Chris , how do you find cars so cheap? Im looking for a Miata or a cheap civic have any suggestions on where to look?

  • Hey ChrisFix! You did a little extra work than you needed to, that chrome thing you put on after you took the muffler was not needed and indeed lowered the value of your car.

  • Thats a cheap car. .man in philippines 2nd hand cars are fucking gold pricing,

  • I know its a good family car to drive but not that good we think, it coast much Patrol/Fuel/Diesel, Although, U r Doing Ur Works So hardly, i'm so happy❤❤ And This Types of cars must be Cheap☣☣ ❤ ❤ 💕 💌

  • gm quality

  • why does the mustang have different wheels?

  • Your videos make me feel I can fix literally anything I need in my car having absolutely zero skills. Thank you for that

  • How would you check the fuel pump if your car is a push button?

  • 29:18 hommon handtools lol

  • How much was the toolset Chris?! I need answers

  • I still watch this video every week for some reason. Maybe I liked it??

  • 16:08 small buble at top, nothing serious

  • Dude I wish you were my neighbor

  • Chris gets too excited. Check it out.

  • I just stumbled across this video and I’m learning a lot thank bro 👊

  • This video is a perfect example that if you are a car owner, keep up your repairs. IF the guy he bought the car from just replaced his muffler when it started to go bad the car would have been fine.

  • 29:19 hommon hand tools lololololol sorry Chris! Luv your vids 😅

  • sounds weird lissening to a generic call of duty video from a mechanic

  • Chris just found your channel Really enjoyed your style and this video Your video and audio quality is great Your editing is great as well Thank you, thumbs up!

  • I bought an LS model trailblazer a few weeks ago, so this video is especially useful to me.

    • Awesome! Did it come with any issues?

  • 6:30 - Chris's normal voice: aw, that stinks Me: *has 0 car knowledge* this feels worse than "stinks"

  • Me coming back to watch this video and more for no reason👀

  • new fuel pump: $1300 :( *edit* great video though. thank you for that.

  • Chris I hope all the ad revenue I just gave you can pay to get you a supercar 😁:D

  • How many miles on the dash?

  • there's something weirdly satisfying about this video

  • My dad just sold his TrailBlazer LT...

  • $500.00 car - $1.00 fuse. Wow. The previous owner was too lazy or too cheap to replace a bad muffler and it killed their car.

  • 500 $ for a hummer ! that a very worthy deal. Oh nvm


  • I really appreciate these videos at the sametime I realise that some people just don't deserve cars. I mean how can someone neglect their machine so much ?! The previous owner almost melted his car's furl tank !

  • Soo.. peacock feather.. No one? Allright..

  • HA~ I owned one of those .. LTZ

  • I wonder if the guy you bought this from has watched this video and kicking himself

  • Chris really is a gateway for young mechanics to get into cars. His vids are so perfectly explained and the shots are so well placed that you see and understand everything he explains

  • This is so satisfying! I want at least 10 more of these 😇

  • This must’ve taken u like a week to film and do well appreciated my guy keep it up

  • Chris you obviously don't mind being around dirty stuff. Come on Chris get in something new man why u like dirt and nasty running cars

  • I LOVE your HMMWV! As a former Army soldier I would love to have one exactly like yours with the same engine. One thing though, when you winch a vehicle take the winch cable to the vehicle being recovered then back to to the recovery vehicle. It’s MUCH safer, you get better pulling ratio and puts less stress on the winch. Most people winch incorrectly by running the winch cable straight out to the vehicle being recovered. It’s just dangerous.

  • Dude, I love the enthusiasm. It makes me want to do the same with a project car. Thanks, Chris.

  • You’re videos are always detailed and easy to follow.

  • Hate Trailblazers, break down every time.

  • 0:57

  • Why did you leave rust on new fuel tank.

  • I hope to see you do a Motorcycle version of your channel :(

  • What kind of scanning tool/app are you using?

  • non car people.. wHaT aBoUt ThE LiGht FlUiD

  • My name is my videos fixing cars now is Peppa Pig maintenance

  • My friend is Unikitty

  • Damn ur mic too good. Can I ask what ur using?

  • you must be strong to flip it!!!

  • Miles on car?

  • That Haynes Manual needs some greasy fingerprints on it (for authenticity)😝

  • @Chrisfix are you a cat

  • HAHA That old gas tank looked like the Elephant's Foot lol

  • The more I watch these videos the more understand how things come on and off. Very detailed video

  • I had no reason to watch this video, but I stayed through the whole thing. I really like your style and you do a great job of showing and describing all of the important details.

  • Legend has it chris sleeps with his blue rubber gloves on

  • How did you remove the fuel tank my father is telling me

  • Well I have to say that was a good find! Looked just like my Ford Exploder I had lol. I just replaced my fuel pump on my Escalade, couldn’t believe how rusty it was on top. All the metal hoses on the pump were rusted right out but the pump worked great! 🤦🏼‍♀️ Hardest part was putting the lock ring back on! Wish my 🐕 dog had thumps! My first set of tools were craftmans I bought when I was 18, still have them today! I’m in my 50’s now. People use to make fun of me cause I had more tools then my boyfriend 🤣 and still collecting them! Good to have a couple of set when you have to work both ends of a 🔩 nut and bolt makes it go faster! 😂

  • Omg I never realized that fuses had exposed metal to check for continuity, I always just pull and look lol

  • at the end he said "hommon hand tools" hehe

  • Chris is so smart

  • Yabbut how long will it last?

  • The owner watching his car fixed and getting sold 😧

  • شكله اول امريكي شريطي

  • Thats completly offtopic but do the most cars in USA except police medical services and fire departaments have alloy wheel? I literally see every car in USA with alloy wheels

  • i abide by the ugga dugga rule

  • it's look easy, but lots of work.

  • Why does he hide his face on social media when you can see it in the reflection of the car

  • chris i need an opinion. i found a car for my mom and it has a bad fuelpump. bad oilpan. bad exhaust. and some paint fading, its going for 300$ its a 2005 honda accord. do you think i should buy it and fix it up for her?

  • The only Thing i can say, is welldone, big thanks from iran and Germany.

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  • Broooo gooo to dubai junk yard nd revive a sports car tat be insane !!!!

  • 3:52 japanese cars that are cool? xD

  • you normally can’t sell a junk car for that much FYI

  • Is it bad if I spend all my money on cars and car parts? 95 mazda Miata for sale How is Chrisfix so handsome? Delores. For sale Japenses cars that are cool

  • CrisFix convinced me to become a mechanic by hobby

  • 0:55 thought the mic was his haircut lmao

  • Success! Good Job!

  • Nice Doo... LOL Thanks Chris Nice video

  • damn you could make a good business out of this you buy cars that doesnt work for a Low Price and repair Them and sell Them for a higher Price damn thats easy

  • Thank you for an educational, enlightening, and instructional video!

  • wow it drive so nice i want that car :O

  • That is the strangest looking car I've ever seen...