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Ron Ananian The Car Doctor

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With over 40 years of repairing cars and 27 on the radio helping you repair them, Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor, is an expert at everything automotive. Call us at 855-560-9900.

With over 40 years of repairing cars and 27 on the radio helping you repair them, Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor, is an expert at everything automotive. Call us at 855-560-9900.

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United States

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With over 40 years of repairing cars and 27 on the radio helping you repair them, Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor, is an expert at everything automotive. Call us at 855-560-9900.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Car Doctor - 4/10/21 - Failed Oil Filter

4/10/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about the 16 Traverse he is working on this week and the mistake GM made : takes a call on a 13 Chevy 2500HD where the oil was changed, and the filter failed : takes a call on an 09 F150 that has 266,000 miles and is on its second engine – and the listener wants to know if he should change the transmission : takes a call with a question on ADAS sensors, in particular, what happens if you’re backing up a trailer? : takes a call on an 01 GMC Yukon with major...

Duration:00:39:40

The Car Doctor - 4/10/21 - Cherokee Bad Brake Job

4/10/2021
Ron starts this episode by taking a test…..and talking about ADAS systems : takes a call on an 05 Mini Cooper with a blown head gasket : takes a call on an 04 Grand Cherokee with a bad brake job : takes a call from a listener looking for a recommendation on a scan tool. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:38:52

The Car Doctor - 4/3/21 - Plugging Tires

4/3/2021
Ron starts this episode answering a listener comment on putting a trailer with a generator on the back of an electric car : takes a call on an 09 Dodge Caliber with an intermittent battery light : takes a call on an 05 GMC Canyon with a snapping when in 4 wheel drive – and now 4 wheel drive has quit : takes a call on a 79 Mercedes 450SL that starts fine when it sits, but won’t start after being driven and restarted : takes a call on a 15 Dodge Grand Caravan that is blowing heat on the...

Duration:00:38:40

The Car Doctor - 4/3/21 - Automatic Braking Systems

4/3/2021
Ron starts this episode with a story about installing HBO Max and how that relates to electric cars and talks about a report stating there will be radar in cars – mandatory – soon to apply brakes whenever it sees something in the path : takes a call on a 2000 Suburban with intermittent ABS and brake warning lights, particularly going over bumps : interviews Steffen Niemietz, Application Engineer for Liqui-Moly about LSPI : takes a listener call with concerns about brake application radar :...

Duration:00:38:40

The Car Doctor - 3/27/21 - Used Car Prices and Semiconductors

3/27/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about a shortage of semiconductors causing used car prices to go up : takes a call on a 16 Silverado LT with a check engine light coincident with a low battery : takes a call on an 07 Caddy CTS with a misfire on cylinders 2, 4, and 6, and an 02 F350 running rough and not shifting properly : takes a call on a 15 Honda Pilot asking questions on replacing the right front strut spring : takes a call on a 10 Volvo XC60 with a slipping transmission. Learn more about...

Duration:00:39:32

The Car Doctor - 3/27/21 - What Does The Yellow Light Mean?

3/27/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about the intermittent air conditioning problem that came into his shop this past week : takes a call on a 99 RAM 3500 with the ABS and brake lights both coming on : takes a call with comments on electric cars : answers an email on the Prius battery we had a question on two shows ago : takes a call on a 2000 Cavalier with questions on how to check the vapor pressure sending unit without a scan tool : talks about how cars are changing because of technology :...

Duration:00:38:58

The Car Doctor - 3/20/21 - Chasing Classic Cars

3/20/2021
Ron talks with Wayne Carini of The Discovery Channel’s “Chasing Classic Cars”. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:38:18

The Car Doctor - 3/20/21 - Electric Cars and the Electric Infrastructure

3/20/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about the mysteriously running car that showed up at RA Automotive this week and about a new scan tool where a remote tech can log into your vehicle from a different location and repair the vehicle : takes a call on a 14 Fusion with questions on head gasket issues : talks with Jim LaBreque, former Technical Advisor of Energy to former Governor LePage for the State of Maine regarding electric cars and electric distribution in general. Learn more about your...

Duration:00:38:10

The Car Doctor - 3/13/21 - When You Can't Even Get A Battery

3/13/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about an 01 Prius that came into his shop this week that needed a battery : takes a call on a 13 Explorer with a check engine light and a P0016 code : takes a call on a 10 Dodge Journey that was recently purchased and after getting it home, wouldn’t start….but did after removing the batteries from the key fobs : takes a call on a 95 LeSabre with a pinging sound from the starter after the car starts and is running : takes a call on a 99 Tacoma with a manual...

Duration:00:39:28

The Car Doctor - 3/13/21 - Sugar In The Fuel Tank

3/13/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about the President of Toyota discussing the building of electric cars with Apple : talks about planned obsolescence with electric cars : takes a call on a 74 Cavalier that had sugar put in its fuel tank : talks about tire prices, mounting and balancing : takes a call discussing timing chains and belts : talks about leasing and buying : talks about an electric vehicle article from AAA Magazine. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:39:35

The Car Doctor - 3/6/21 - Preventing Carbon Buildup

3/7/2021
Ron starts this episode with an email on exchanging transmission fluid : takes a call on a 20 Cadillac Escalade and questions on preventing carbon build up : talks to a Nissan Z guy : answers several emails: takes a call on electric cars : talks about electric cars and how they don’t make sense : and takes another call on electric cars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:39:35

The Car Doctor - 3/6/21 - The Ranger Starter

3/7/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about losing the starter in his Ranger this week and relating it to the state of knowledge about cars with people these days : takes a call discussing what’s going on with cars and kids today : takes a call on an 18 Dodge Durango where the GPS died, it was repaired/replaced, and now indicates incorrectly : takes a call from a listener looking to start working on cars at his home shop : takes a call on electric cars : takes a call on a 07 Prius where the caller...

Duration:00:38:37

The Car Doctor - 2/27/21 - Convertible With A Moldy Roof

2/27/2021
Ron starts this episode with a return call on a 16 Silverado with a torque converter problem : takes a call on a Caddy SRX with a cracked touch screen : takes a call on a 64 Caddy convertible with a moldy roof : takes a call on a 12 GMC Sierra where the service stabilitrack and alternator lights come on together…but only in warm weather : takes a call on an 06 PT Cruiser with transmission problems : and answers a Facebook question on an 03 Windstar with transmission issues. Learn more about...

Duration:00:39:11

The Car Doctor - 2/27/21 - Getting Kids Involved With Cars

2/27/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about last week’s show, and takes a call on electric cars : takes a call talking about getting kids involved with cars and the expense these days of doing so – and a question on an 03 Toyota Highlander with power window and lock problems : takes a call on an 01 Dakota where the caller gets a vibration in the seat of his pants : takes a call on a 97 Lexus ES300 that had emissions problems and he would like to understand fuel trim. Learn more about your...

Duration:00:38:43

The Car Doctor - 2/20/21 - Start Stop Technology

2/20/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about start stop technology and the stress put on the battery : takes a question on gas mileage in vehicles : talks again about self driving and electric cars : takes a call on a 12 Camry XLE and questions on transmission maintenance : takes a call on a 99 Chevy Conversion Van with security system issues : and takes a comment on electric cars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:40:12

The Car Doctor - 2/20/21 - Rapidly Changing Technology

2/20/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about the rapidly changing technology in automobiles and not being ready for electric cars : takes a call on an 05 GMC Sierra where the antilock brakes are engaging constantly for no reason : takes a call on a 19 Jeep Cherokee where the caller wants Ron’s opinion on its start/stop technology : takes a call from a listener that had the same problem with lights blinking on his 10 Tundra as a caller did last week : and takes a call on an 06 Dakota that has a...

Duration:00:39:39

The Car Doctor - 2/13/21 - Young People and Car Basics

2/13/2021
Ron starts this episode with a story about an 18-19 year old that called and didn’t know how to change his flat tire – and Ron gave him a lesson : takes a call on an 05 Tahoe asking the correct way to bleed the cooling system : takes a call on an 86 Olds Cutlass and a question on the Cat Converter : takes a call on a 98 Ranger where the coolant lines were changed and now the temperature gauge doesn’t work : takes a call on a 13 F-250 where the power seat controls stopped working suddenly :...

Duration:00:37:34

The Car Doctor - 2/13/21 - ADAS Windshield Replacement

2/13/2021
Ron starts this episode discussing not being ready for electric cars with the story about replacing a windshield on a car with an ADAS system : takes a call on an 05 Passat where the oil pressure light comes on during extremely cold weather : takes a call from a listener who had a positive experience with K-Seal : takes a call on a 2000 Buick Park Av where the caller asks if he needs a battery keeper when changing the battery : takes a comment on oil consumption : talks about being a race...

Duration:00:37:14

The Car Doctor - 2/6/21 - Oil Consumption

2/6/2021
Ron starts this episode with a call asking his opinion on two different truck engines because the caller is looking to buy a used truck : takes a call on a 13 Mini Cooper and questions on oil consumption : takes a call on a call from last week, a 19 Chevy truck with a vibration, from someone who works at a specialty truck manufacturer with some ideas : takes a call on a 15 Trailblazer with front differential problems and the caller wants Ron’s opinion on converting it to rear wheel drive...

Duration:00:39:35

The Car Doctor - 2/6/21 - Changes In Technology

2/6/2021
Ron starts this episode discussing his week off and his trials and tribulations with his Ford Explorer and changes in technology : takes a call on an 11 Camry with a humming from the alternator : takes a call on an 06 PT Cruiser that got stuck in the snow and then set a check engine light. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:39:10