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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 - 9/15/18 - Cupping Tires on a Honda CRV

9/15/2018
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Ron starts this episode with a call on an 11 Honda CRV that is cupping the tires : follows up with a mechanic from Maine on an 08 Malibu Classic that won’t start : talks to Jason Searl of Johnson Controls Power Solutions about AGM batteries : and takes a call on an 87 Bronco with rear light problems.

Duration:00:35:55

The Car Doctor - 9/15/18 - The 69 Jag Misfire

9/15/2018
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Ron starts this episode with the story of a 13 Subaru Legacy with a fuel leak : takes a call on a 69 Jag with a slight misfire : takes a call on a 15 Chevy Cruise that has already lost a coil pack AND the caller wants to discuss the Caddy CT 6 auto pilot control : talks about an 08 GMC Acadia and the passenger side airbag problem : and discusses tuning carburetors.

Duration:00:35:55

The Car Doctor - 9/8/18 - 83 Olds Timing Chain

9/8/2018
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Ron starts this episode with a call on a timing chain on an 83 Olds 98 : takes a call from a listener looking for direction on buying a Mercury Marquis between 2005-2009 : takes a call on an 08 Malibu Classic, 3.5 L, engine code Z, with a cam position sensor code that won’t start : talks about doing the rear differential on a Ford Escape

Duration:00:36:08

The Car Doctor - 9/8/18 - Things That Go Wrong

9/8/2018
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Ron starts this episode talking about the things that go wrong when you least expect it – his Suburban broke : takes a return call on a 2006 Camry that is skipping : takes a call on a 13 Honda Civic and maintenance schedules as opposed to what the dealers want to do : talks to a caller about her tire problems : discusses an article from the Chicago Tribune about the Cadillac Super Cruise, semi-autonomous cars.

Duration:00:36:07

The Car Doctor - 9/1/18 - Honda Accord Timing Chain

9/1/2018
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Ron starts this episode talking about the Legacy with the 100K CVT transmission : takes a call on a 08 Honda Accord that had its timing chain replaced and now won’t run : answers an email about cleaning a mass airflow sensor : takes time discussing welding on vehicles : and talks about the importance of diagnosis.

Duration:00:35:51

The Car Doctor - 9/1/18 - Honda Accord Pulls Right

9/1/2018
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Ron starts this episode talking about the use of common sense talking about his week : takes a call where the caller is looking for the wiring color code on an 11 Toyota Avalon to wire in a trailer harness : takes a call on an 08 Honda Accord where the AC stopped working and then the compressor was changed : takes a call on an 08 Honda Accord that pulls to the right.

Duration:00:35:52

The Car Doctor - 8/25/18 - The Isuzu 4WD Light

8/25/2018
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Ron starts this episode with a call on a 14 Ford Focus that is running rough : takes a call on an 01 60th anniversary Jeep Wrangler with questions on fuel storage : takes a call on an 04 Isuzu Rodeo with the 4WD light on : takes a call on an 03 Explorer that starts, idles fast, and chugs once it settles down – both banks running lean : takes a call on VW parts for a 69 VW bus.

Duration:00:35:43

The Car Doctor - 8/25/18 - Mercedes Power Steering

8/25/2018
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Ron starts this episode with a call on a Mercedes ML320 where the power steering is fairly tight when turned to the right : takes a call on an 07 Hyundai Azera that sometimes does not recognize its key : talks with a gentleman whose wife bought a new 17 Range Rover and he has no clue what a modern car is : Ron talks about what he did on vacation – bought a car : takes a call on an 03 F350 diesel where the power windows and the radio do not work intermittently : takes a call on a 15 Escape...

Duration:00:35:13

The Car Doctor - 8/18/18 - I Hear You Knocking

8/18/2018
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Ron starts this episode talking about the dumb repair of the week : takes a call on an 08 Hyundai Accent that is knocking : takes a call on a 69 Chevelle that needs brake fluid : takes a call on an 03 F-350 with intermittent radio and power window problems : takes a call on an 89 Nissan Maxima where the caller swapped out suspension components and now can’t tighten down the struts correctly : and takes a call looking for parts for a 73 VW bus.

Duration:00:35:23

The Car Doctor - 8/18/18 - The Legally Blind Driver

8/18/2018
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Ron starts this episode with a call from a long time listener who is legally blind, but used to drive numerous cars around his cornfield – always a good call : takes a call on an 07 F-150 with an airbag light on : takes a call on a 10 Honda Crosstour that downshifts hard : talks a bit about the state of Tesla : takes a call on an 83 Camaro that was stalling on hard stops – and now has a rear main seal leak.

Duration:00:35:18

The Car Doctor - 8/11/18 - Camry Hesitation

8/11/2018
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Ron starts this episode with a call on an 06 Camry with a hesitation : takes a call on an 04 Olds Alero that revs to 5,000 RPM when started in hot weather : takes a call on an 83 Camaro that stalls : takes a call on a 10 Silverado where the stabilitrack lights come on.

Duration:00:35:44

The Car Doctor - 8/11/18 - The Classic Car Auction

8/11/2018
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Ron starts this episode with a call on a 2013 Ford F-150 that is in failure mode : takes a call on a 2017 F-250 6.2L gas engine where the caller is looking for more trailer pulling power : takes a call on a 13 Explorer where the fuse for the 2nd and 3rd row interior lights keeps blowing : talks to Yvette VanDerBrink of VanDerBrink auctions regarding their upcoming classic car auction : takes a call on an 07 Aveo with code numbers and needs a timing belt : and ends the hour with an email...

Duration:00:35:43

The Car Doctor - 8/4/18 - The Dry Kia Sorrento

8/4/2018
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Ron starts this episode taking a call on a 15 Kia Sorrento that sounds like the engine is dry on start up : takes a call on a 12 Ford Escape that “hitches” between 20-25 MPH up a hill : takes a call on a 13 Chevy Impala that just can’t pass emissions : takes a call on a 13 Buick Regal with no audio from the radio : and takes a call on an 07 Pontiac Grand Prix with an exhaust flex joint that has cracked.

Duration:00:34:43

The Car Doctor - 8/4/18 - Three TPMS Cars

8/4/2018
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Ron starts this episode with the story of the three TPMS cars in his shop this week : takes a call on an 05 Dodge Neon with a P274 code : takes a call on an 89 Olds Toronado Trofeo where the CRT info screen has died and needs to be replaced or repaired : and takes a call on an 85 Volvo 240 where the caller is having issues with his mechanic and is looking for guidance.

Duration:00:35:13

The Car Doctor - 7/28/18 - Life or Death

7/28/2018
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Ron starts this episode with a story about life and death with a key breaking off in the lock cylinder : takes a call on a 87 Ford E-150 that has a transmission problem : takes a call with a broken key story : takes a call on a 17 Mustang GT and oil separators : takes a call on an 06 Expedition with the airbag light on and non working horn : takes a call on a 94 Explorer that stumbles on low idle : and takes a call on cars that purposely stop then restart at intersections.

Duration:00:35:39

The Car Doctor - 7/28/18 - The Subaru Tire Patch

7/28/2018
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Ron starts this episode with a call on a 15 Subaru Legacy with a tire that can’t be patched and how the dealer handled it : takes a call on an 18 Corolla and questions on the service intervals : takes a call on a 10 Hyundai Elantra with a question on where the fuel filter is located : takes a call on an 07 Chevy Aveo, manual tranny, that hesitates on shifting : and talks about an upcoming car show at the Warwick, NY drive in.

Duration:00:35:10

The Car Doctor - 7/21/18 - The 84 Escort That Won't Start

7/21/2018
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Ron starts this episode with a call on an 89 Escort that won’t start until it is primed : answers an email regarding self driving cars in the UK : takes a call regarding the air conditioning call from last week’s show where the caller thought it may be a vacuum problem: interviews Nick Hrenak, Product Manager of Walker Products : takes a call on a 76 Olds he helped repair from a few weeks ago : tells the story about the fire chief’s car that kept dying : and discusses “mode 6”.

Duration:00:36:26

The Car Doctor - 7/21/18 - The 92 Tercel Oil Pressure Problem

7/21/2018
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Ron starts this episode talking about the work load at the shop, and a conversation he had recently in Woodstock, NY with a gentlemen from China and a discussion of cars there : takes a call on a 92 Toyota Tercel and oil pressure issues : takes a call on oil life expectancy on a 16 Honda Accord : shares and discusses an email on driverless cars : takes a call on self driving cars : and talks about self driving cars.

Duration:00:36:02

The Car Doctor - 7/14/18 - The Fusion Battery Drain

7/14/2018
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Ron starts this episode talking about car inspections : takes a call on the 02 Ranger air conditioning problem from a caller with a similar condition on a different vehicle : takes a call on a 17 Fusion that had 2 battery drains in 6 months that pointed to the ACM and ECM modules : talks about summer maintenance and the things you find : talks about pre and post repair scanning on collision vehicles : discusses an email on oil : answers an email on towing with a CVT transmission : and the...

Duration:00:36:31

The Car Doctor - 7/14/18 - Diagnostic Time

7/14/2018
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Ron starts this episode with the story of the automatic temp control in an 03 Grand Marquis and the time spent to diagnose it : takes a call from a listener asking if Ron prefers working on the older, highly mechanical cars or on the newer electronic cars : answers an email on replacing brakes on a vehicle in general : takes a call on an 02 Ford Ranger with an AC problem : answers an email on diagnosing performance issues and cleaning mass airflow sensors : answers an email about self...

Duration:00:36:13