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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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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 - 11/21/20 - The Right To Repair

11/21/2020
Ron starts this episode taking a call on an 07 Tahoe with a voltage problem : takes a call on an 08 Camry that has trouble shifting out of park : and talks with Matt Buchholz, President and General Manager of Motorad and Tom Hickey, Director of the Massachusetts Right To Repair Coalition about Right To Repair Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:40:03

The Car Doctor - 11/21/20 - Pathfinder Needs An Exhaust System

11/21/2020
Ron starts this episode with a call on an 04 Nissan Pathfinder that needs an exhaust system : takes a call on a 12 Dodge Durango that is losing coolant : answers an email about grease fittings : interviews Mike Mueller regarding his book, The Complete Book Of Corvette : and ends talking about Corvettes and the romance of cars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:40:44

The Car Doctor - 11/14/20 - Buying a Jump Starter

11/14/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about an 04 Kia Optima and filling the transmission on it : takes a call on a 12 Scion IQ and a question on testing the throttle body : takes a call on an 06 Dodge RAM that had its head gasket done and now is throwing throttle position codes : takes a call on an 07 Accord with questions on how large a jump starter the caller should buy : takes a call on a 99 Blazer where the caller is replacing the head gasket and is asking if he should replace the head bolts...

Duration:00:40:40

The Car Doctor - 11/14/20 - Caravan Transmission Pressure Sensor Fault

11/14/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about the lack of clarity of invoices and about a 13 Explorer with a bad backup camera : takes a call on a 99 Ranger where it feels like the ABS system is failing : takes a return call from a caller with a 92 Camry that had the transmission replaced and now the steering wheel is not centered : interviews Scott Brown, Founder of the Diagnostic Network, diag.net : takes a call on a 12 Dodge Caravan with a transmission pressure sensor fault. Learn more about your...

Duration:00:40:54

The Car Doctor - 11/7/20 - Diagnosing with No Codes

11/7/2020
Ron starts this episode taking a call on a 92 Camry that needed a transmission and Ron helped – now, after the trans replacement, the steering wheel doesn’t seem to be straight : takes a call on an 03 Olds Intrigue with numerous dash lights on : takes a call on an 05 Freestyle that was on cruise control when the RPM’s maxed out and the vehicle lost power : takes a call on an 04 Grand Caravan with a coolant leak : and ends the episode talking about how to diagnose a car with no codes. Learn...

Duration:00:36:58

The Car Doctor - 11/7/20 - Car Shows

11/7/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about stacking firewood and comparing it to repairing cars : takes a call on an 07 Explorer that, between 35 and 60 MPH, shifts constantly : takes a call on a 2000 Corolla with questions on changing the transmission fluid and it has a check engine light – and possibly needs an O2 sensor : talks with Tammy Wilson, CEO of the Oak Grove Center in Murrieta, CA about this weekend’s car show : takes a call on an 05 Ford Freestar that has coolant in the transmission...

Duration:00:36:58

The Car Doctor - 10/31/20 - Duramax Diesel Engine Shutdown

10/31/2020
Ron starts this episode with a call an 18 Chevy Silverado 2500 Duramax Diesel whose engine shuts down in reverse right after start up : answers a question on what would happen if you put a vehicle in drive while a vehicle is in reverse : talks about an 07 Town Car with a loss of power steering : talks about making a vehicle safe to work on : answers an email on an 06 Mountaineer with a broken spark plug : talks about the rear end he’s replacing in a 14 Escape : talks about a Mitchell One...

Duration:00:38:19

The Car Doctor - 10/31/20 - Diagnostics Can Be Simple

10/31/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about P0496, and proof that all diagnostics have to be complicated : takes a call on an 86 GMC Sierra that had been sitting, had bad gas and now won’t run : Ron gives away a brake job from Goodyear Brakes to a deserving hospital working in South Carolina : takes a call on an 05 Ford Focus with a large vibration on cold start up : takes a call on an 05 Lexus RX-330 with a rear main seal leak : and talks about replacing the rear end in his daughter’s car. Learn...

Duration:00:37:53

The Car Doctor - 10/24/20 - 38 Chevy Master Deluxe Cruise

10/24/2020
Ron starts this episode with a nomination for the Goodyear Brake frontline workers contest : takes a call on a 97 Olds Silouette with an intermittent overheating problem : talks with a gentlemen from Iowa whose car club just did a 200 mile cruise in a 38 Chevy Master Deluxe : takes a call on an 04 Chevy Tahoe with sticking brake calipers : takes a call on a 17 Mercedes with a failed engine that the warranty won’t cover because the owner did their own maintenance : takes a call on a 19...

Duration:00:40:52

The Car Doctor - 10/24/20 - Subaru Eats MAF Sensors

10/24/2020
Ron starts this episode taking a call on an 07 Dodge RAM 1500 with a hesitation that smooths out up a grade : takes a call on a 48 Ford tractor plow that runs on a 6 V battery, with the caller asking if he can run it on a 12 V battery : takes a call on a 90 F250 with oil pressure and rust proofing questions : takes a call on a 99 Subaru Legacy that goes through Mass Airflow sensors every two years : takes a call on an 18 Highlander with a strong propane type smell. Learn more about your...

Duration:00:40:27

The Car Doctor - 10/17/20 - Motor Oil Questions

10/17/2020
Ron starts this episode with a call on a 17 GMC Savanna 2500 with questions on the starter and on a 16 GMC Sierra 1500 and questions on the active fuel management system and a hard downshift : takes a call on motor oil, such as using “diesel motor oil” in a gasoline car : and talks with Chris Gillespie, Category Director of Dorman Products in regards to safety issues in vehicles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:36:06

The Car Doctor - 10/17/20 - Electric Vehicles and Auto Industry Employment

10/17/2020
Ron starts this episode with a call on an 02 GMC Envoy with an intermittent crank/no start : takes a call on a 15 Subaru Outback that is intermittently draining the battery : and talks with Paul Eisenstein of thedetroitbureau.com about electric vehicles and employment in the auto industry, among other topics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:36:03

The Car Doctor - 10/10/20 - Starting a 62 Caddy

10/10/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about a 13 Wrangler with poor heat and multiple error lights on : answers an email on the paint he uses on the underside of the hotrod : takes a call on a 62 Caddy that the caller lets the car sit for a while between runs, and wants to know the best way to start it dry : answers an email on the California executive order on electric vehicles : takes a call on a 16 Corolla with a thumping in the brakes when stepped on slowly, even parked : takes a call on an 88...

Duration:00:38:04

The Car Doctor - 10/10/20 - Auto Repair Is Like A Box of Chocolates

10/10/2020
Ron starts this episode comparing auto repair to Forrest Gump – you never know what you’re going to get : takes a call from a listener that Ron helped with his 09 Camry and wanted to tell him what he found with his alternator replacement : takes a call on an 09 Sienna mini van that Ron helped the caller repair, and he also has questions on a new Wix filter to be used with synthetic oils : takes a call on an 04 Grand Cherokee with an apparent steering column leak at the CV boot. Learn more...

Duration:00:37:45

The Car Doctor - 10/3/20 - Top 10 Brake Tips

10/3/2020
Ron starts this episode taking a call on an 03 Lincoln Town Car where the caller removed the driver’s door panel to repair the handle, and now nothing electrical there works : takes a call on a 98 Explorer where the fuel gauge is not accurate and is getting worse : gives the top 10 brake tips : takes a call on an 88 Explorer where the caller lost the keys and is looking how to take care of the problem : talks about a stalling 03 Chevy S10. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:35:33

The Car Doctor - 10/3/20 - Computers In Cars

10/3/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about a vehicle he worked on this week with a rotted air intake boot, and an 08 Volvo V-70 with a bad vibration : takes a call on a 12 Tundra that is starting to use oil : takes a call on an 18 Subaru Forrester with a question on undercoating : takes a call on what the President said about computers in cars : takes a call on an 01 Camaro that seems like it has lifter issues : and talks about a new oil spec for GDI engines. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:35:23

The Car Doctor - 9/26/20 - When To Service A Corolla Transmission

9/26/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about scan tools and the story of the 2013 RAM pickup : takes a call on a 10 Honda CRV with a leaking CV boot on the rear axle : takes a call on a 13 Chrysler 200 where the brake light comes on when banking left or right : tells the story of the Cruz that needed a battery and then needed to be calibrated : takes a call from a caller looking for a jump starter : takes a call on an 07 F 250 diesel that randomly dies and usually restarts but sometimes doesn’t :...

Duration:00:40:20

The Car Doctor - 9/26/20 - California Bans Internal Combustion Engine Cars

9/26/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about the proposed California 2035 ban on the sales of internal combustion vehicles : takes a call on a 2000 Suburban looking for advice on changing the heater hoses : takes a call on a BMW M3 : talks with Paul Eisenstein of thedetroitbureau.com on the California 2035 internal combustion vehicle ban : and ends the hour talking about the economic impact of electric vehicles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:39:51

The Car Doctor - 9/19/20 - Picking A Scan Tool

9/19/2020
Ron starts this episode with a call on 08 Jeep Patriot where all the drive train lights come on and the vehicle loses power : takes a call on an 05 LeSabre with intermittent cabin fan : talks about communicating in the auto repair process : interviews Bob Bouwma, Director of Engineering and Advanced Technologies of Goodyear Brakes : tells a story about his friend’s first car – a VW Super Beetle : and talks about picking a scan tool. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:40:54

The Car Doctor - 9/19/20 - Programming TIPM Modules

9/19/2020
Ron starts this episode with a call on an 02 Camry with an intermittent overdrive light : takes a follow up call on an 02 Explorer that had a no start condition : takes a call on a 14 RAM 1500 that stalls intermittently : takes a call on an 11 Town and Country with an intermittent no start condition, as well as recoating fuel injectors : and talks about TIPM modules and their programming. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:40:12