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Ron Ananian The Car Doctor

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Over 40 years repairing cars and over 27 years on the radio, Ron Ananian can help you fix just about any car on the road. Join The Car Doctor Nation!

Over 40 years repairing cars and over 27 years on the radio, Ron Ananian can help you fix just about any car on the road. Join The Car Doctor Nation!
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United States

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Over 40 years repairing cars and over 27 years on the radio, Ron Ananian can help you fix just about any car on the road. Join The Car Doctor Nation!

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English


Episodes

The Car Doctor - 10/12/19 - My Car Just Died

10/12/2019
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Ron starts this hour talking about fuel stabilization to store a vehicle for winter : takes a call on a 91 Chevy Pickup that idles fine….then stalls out : takes a call on a 10 Volvo S80 where the caller lost a key – had a new one made – and now the car will start, but nothing will work : takes a call on an 02 F150 with no heat and looking for recommendation on making the car more stable in the winter : takes a call on an 04 Honda Accord LX where the car died – and is now no crank/no start.

Duration:00:35:34

The Car Doctor - 10/12/19 - The California Power Outages

10/12/2019
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Ron starts this episode talking to John Pearley Huffman, Contributing editor of Car & Driver Magazine, about the power outages in California and Tesla’s help to get people charged up : takes a call on an 05 Toyota Tundra with a radiator leak, asking questions on what type of radiator is best to replace it with : takes a call on an 18 Silverado where the caller is having a disagreement with the dealership on oil change intervals : takes a call on an 01 Chevy Express Cutaway with electronic...

Duration:00:35:18

The Car Doctor - 10/5/19 - Propane Enrichment

10/5/2019
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Ron starts this episode again talking about connected cars : takes a call on an 03 Honda CRV with a P505 code that can’t be cleared : takes a call on an 89 Toyota MR2 where the check engine light comes on at 4200 RPM, but goes off at 5000 RPM : takes a call from a listener that purchased the propane tool Ron recommended looking for help using it : and takes a call on an 03 Honda Accord with a stuck AC clutch.

Duration:00:35:43

The Car Doctor - 10/5/19 - Connected Cars

10/5/2019
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Ron starts this episode talking about the issues of storing vehicles and how to treat the gas – and the use of aviation fuel : takes a call on a 91 Nissan pickup and trouble with the fuel pump relay : takes a call asking for Ron’s opinion on various ½ ton pickup trucks : takes a call on a 2000 Buick LeSabre that just dies on the road : talks about the connected car of the future possibly putting auto repair shops out of business.

Duration:00:35:40

The Car Doctor - 9/28/19 - Standard Labor Rates

9/28/2019
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Ron starts this episode with a call that wants to talk about the Mitchell Standard Labor Rates and the fact that he thinks he was overcharged for maintenance recently : takes a call discussing ethanol free gas : takes a call discussing basic test equipment : takes a call on an 03 Honda Accord EX with AC problems.

Duration:00:36:39

The Car Doctor - 9/28/19 - Computer Flashing in Cars

9/28/2019
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Ron starts this episode talking about computer flashing in cars : takes a call on an 07 Honda Ridgeline that apparently needs a new bottom end and the caller is asking if the cost is worth it : interviews Matt Banach, Sr. Director of Marketing for Gold Eagle : takes a call on a 16 Chevy Suburban with intermittent power brake failure.

Duration:00:35:10

The Car Doctor - 9/21/19 - Synthetic Transmission Fluid

9/21/2019
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Ron starts this episode with a call on an 06 Escape that needs a transmission and the gent wants to discuss replacement : takes a call on an 86 K10 Chevy pickup and a question on using synthetic transmission fluid in it : takes a call on an 05 Dodge RAM 1500 that gets terrible gas mileage : takes a call on an 18 F-150 that has a rattle in sport mode : takes a call on an 18 Nissan Titan with lifter tapping noise around 1100 RPM : takes a call on an 07 Escape hybrid with an intermittent...

Duration:00:36:18

The Car Doctor - 9/21/19 - Electric Cars and The GM Strike

9/21/2019
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Ron starts this episode with Paul Eisenstein of thedetroitbureau.com discussing electric cars and the GM strike : takes a call on an 06 GMC Savannah where the Moog upper ball joints that broke when the vehicle was put on a lift : takes a call on a 99 Dodge RAM Cargo Van that stalls, has a check engine light and a P1389 code : talks about the role of computers in cars today.

Duration:00:35:28

The Car Doctor - 9/14/19 - The Price of Technology

9/14/2019
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Ron starts this episode talking about technologies in Volkswagens and how the price of technology is causing people to not fix their cars : takes a call on a where the caller asks about doing a tranny flush or change the filter and add 5 quarts : takes a call from a listener who wants to give Ron the definition of Sticktion : takes a call on a 14 Hyundai Tuscon that, at 50,000 miles, has started using oil : takes a call on a 69 Vette that has an oil pressure guage that suddenly stopped...

Duration:00:35:59

The Car Doctor - 9/14/19 - 312 K Miles Maintenance

9/14/2019
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Ron starts this episode by talking about his week in the shop : takes a call on an 04 Saturn that steers hard to the left, it was repaired, and it still has the problem : takes a call on an 05 Mazda/Ford Ranger with 312,000 miles where the caller asks about maintenance tips : Ron interviews Dan Nowlan, Laboratory Manager and Product Development Chemist at Berryman Products : takes a call on a 12 Lincoln MKX between 20-25 MPH : talks about an article on All Data about getting the car ready...

Duration:00:35:09

The Car Doctor - 9/7/19 - Automotive Locksmith

9/7/2019
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Ron starts this episode taking a call from an automotive locksmith : takes a call on suspension lifts : answers an email on replacement ignition coils : takes a call from a gent who agrees that Ron gave an older listener advice to fix her older car, and has AARP data to back it up : takes a call on a 13 Civic who is asking about maintenance items at 127,000 miles : takes a call on a 10 F150 that thinks is has E85 in it, and 10 Chrysler 300C that needs a multifunction sensor : takes a call on...

Duration:00:35:41

The Car Doctor - 9/7/19 - Choosing a Mechanic for a Used Vehicle

9/7/2019
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Ron starts this episode talking about the hurricane and damage to cars, and what that may mean to the used car market : takes a call asking how to choose a mechanic to look over a used vehicle : takes a call on an 09 Accord that has a fuel cap message : takes a call on an 05 Silverado with rich fuel codes : takes a call on a 95 Vette with lean codes.

Duration:00:35:18

The Car Doctor - 8/31/19 - Rebroadcast from 8/26/17

8/31/2019
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This episode is a rebroadcast of a show from 8/26/27

Duration:00:35:31

The Car Doctor - 8/31/19 - Rebroadcast from 8/25/18

8/31/2019
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This episode is a rebroadcast from 8/25/18.

Duration:00:35:32

The Car Doctor - 8/24/19 - Old Vehicle Engine Replacement

8/24/2019
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Ron starts this episode taking a call from an older listener whose engine failed in a 16 year old vehicle, and rather than buy a different vehicle, had the engine replaced – and wants to know if she made a mistake : answers an email on diagnosing vacuum leaks with smoke machines : answers an email on alternator rebuilding : answers an email on a 15 Escape with the check engine light on periodically : answers an email on HID lights changing between normal and high beam on an auto dim vehicle...

Duration:00:35:56

The Car Doctor - 8/24/19 - Forerunner Evaporator

8/24/2019
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Ron starts this episode by talking about his vacation week on Cape Cod and the classified ad that actually made him knock on a door : takes a call on an 03 Forerunner that needs its air conditioning evaporator replaced…asking if it’s really necessary to remote the dash : takes a call from a caller asking Ron if he thinks it’s a good idea to use pressurized air to blow all oil out of an engine when doing an oil change : answers an email where an 05 Camry has radiator hoses collapsed on start...

Duration:00:35:11

The Car Doctor - 8/17/19 - Tailpipe Fibers

8/17/2019
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Ron starts this episode with a call on an 07 Nissan Sentra that vibrates on the passenger side between 50-60 MPH : takes a call on a 13 F150 with fibers coming from the tailpipe : takes a call on a 14 Jeep Grand Cherokee where the caller asks if he can use a battery charger as a memory saver : takes a call on an 08 Civic where the radio intermittently fails after it had its alternator replaced : takes a call on a 97 Camry where the cruise control is jerky going downhill : and takes a call on...

Duration:00:35:43

The Car Doctor - 8/17/19 - Focus Transmission Clutch

8/17/2019
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Ron starts this episode with a call on a 14 Ford Focus that has been in several times for the transmission clutch issue and wants to discuss the recent lawsuit about this issue : takes a call on an 01 Dodge Dakota that needs a module that is unobtanium : tells a story about what happened at the deli this morning : takes a call on a 62 Caddy where the wipers are coming on by themselves : takes a call on a 97 Mercury Villager that, once sitting in stop and go traffic, feels like the brakes are...

Duration:00:34:56

The Car Doctor - 8/10/19 - Range Rover Randomly Racing

8/10/2019
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Ron starts this episode with a call on an 85 Silverado with a question on the alternator : takes a call on an 01 Chevy 3500 with reduced engine power : takes a call on an 08 Range Rover that randomly races at 2000 RPM at startup : takes a call on an 01 GMC pickup and questions on the fuel line : takes a question asking about the availability of VW parts now that they’re not making the Beetle.

Duration:00:35:48

The Car Doctor - 8/10/19 - Why You Change A Part

8/10/2019
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Ron starts this episode talking about knowing why you’re changing a part and not changing it “just because” : talks about the 04 VW Golf that came into his shop this week with a bad cooling system hose : takes a call on an 03 Honda Accord with misfire codes and a whole lot more : takes a call on an 01 Chevy 3500 with many problems involving, among others, the power steering : takes a call on an 07 Honda Accord that is acting like it has a plugged fuel filter.

Duration:00:35:35