Regular Car Reviews: 1980 Dodge Aspen
“Aspen and Volaré were introduced in 1975, but they should have been delayed a full six months. The company was hungry for cash, and this time Chrysler didn't honor the normal cycle of designing, testing, and building an automobile. The customers who bought Aspens and Volarés in 1975 were actually acting as Chrysler's development engineers. When these cars first came out, they were still in the development phase. “Looking back over the past twenty years or so, I can't think of any cars that cased more disappointment among customers than the Aspen and the Volaré. … But the Aspen and the Volaré simply weren't well-made. The engines would stall when you stepped on the gas. The brakes would fail. The hoods would fly open. Customers complained, and more than three and a half million cars were brought back to the dealers for free repairs – free to the customer, that is. Chrysler had to foot the bill.” ---Lee Iacocca, Iacocca: An Autobiography (pg. 160)
1998 Chrysler Town & Country Diagnosis -Fixing it Forward
This is the first Fixing it Forward video! In this episode we go through Barbara's list and fix what we can, and diagnose the rest. Yea, this van is old, and it has a few problems, but I think we can get it back on the road. Here's a run down of what's in this installment. We deal with coolant leaks, a sticking ignition lock, weird electrical problems, windows that don't work, and cheap Chinese parts that break when you try and use them. I'll be diagnosing the transmission in the next installment of Fixing it Forward. Right now I need to track down some parts. Camera: Brian Kast Thanks for watching! You can donate to Fixing it Forward here: gofundme.com/3a3s27dg Want to know more about Fixing it Forward?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfBnTwpEBu0 The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Related videos Pressure Testing Cooling Systems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5p-G3UDi-A How To Diagnose an Overheat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUzOTnsWImI Bleeding a Cooling System: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUpXgAJ1gjU Basic Electrical troubleshooting 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLVu2HYtOhA Basic Electrical troubleshooting 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVSvA0y-peA Tools 3in1 Dry Lock Lube: http://www.3inone.com/products/lock-dry-lube/ Pressure Tester: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/prive-brand-tools-70888-deluxe-cooling-system-te ster/#oid=1002_1 Battery Tester: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/fjc-45110-battery-tester-100-amp/#oid=1002_1 Power Probe 2: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/power-probe-pp219ft-power-probe-ii-diagnostic-to ol-kit/#oid=1002_1 Hose Clamps: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/performance-tool-w5348-26pc-hose-clamp-assortmen t/#oid=1002_1 Hose Clamp Pliers: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/performance-tool-w80655-angled-hose-clamp-pliers /#oid=1002_1 Discussion about this video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/57309- 1998-chrysler-town-country-diagnosis#132982 Useful articles. Engine overheat: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-do-when-your-engine-overheats No start problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-no-start-problems Idle issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-idle-problems Performance issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-performance-issues Diagnosing Noises: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/diagnosing-noises-in-your-car Diagnosing Vibrations: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/determining-the-causes-of-vehicle-vibratio ns Electrical Problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-electrical-problems Brake Issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-brake-problems Transmission issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-transmission-problems HVAC problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-hvac-problems Buying a Used Car: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-look-for-in-a-used-car-purchase Leaks: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-leaks MPG: http://ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-the-causes-of-poor-mpg The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Social Network Links Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/ericthecarguy Information on Premium Membership: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.
Regular Car Reviews: 1988 Chrysler New Yorker
The '88 New Yorker: An Autobot that transforms into a dish of Werther's Originals. This car, for all its silly faults, proved the genius of Lee Iacocca.