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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:

New York, NY

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

Contact:

59 West Prospect Street Waldwick, New Jersey 07463 1-855-560-9900


Episodes

The Car Doctor - 6/27/20 - The Rules of Repair

6/27/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about the Rules of Repair : takes a call on an 07 F-150 that recently had a misfiring cylinder which the caller misdiagnosed, and wants to know what he missed : takes a call on a 2000 Ranger that is surging on a cold start, then runs fine, then just dies : takes a call on an 07 GMC Yukon with a hard shift from 2-3 and 3-2. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:37:30

The Car Doctor - 6/27/20 - Manually Shifting an Automatic For Fun

6/27/2020
Ron starts this episode taking a call with a listener asking if it’s possible to manually shift an automatic transmission for fun : answers an email regarding 1234YF – the new type of refrigerant for car air conditioners : takes a call on a 2000 Cherokee where the cooling fan won’t come on unless the sensor is disconnected : takes a call on a 13 Silverado and aftermarket parts : talks about cleaning a car that has been sitting for awhile : then discusses diagnostics and the story of an 02...

Duration:00:37:33

The Car Doctor - 6/20/20 - The Ron Sighting

6/20/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about his most recent “Ron Sighting” : takes a call on a 96 Bronco where the AC will start blowing from the defrost vents when he accelerates : takes a call on a 10 Santa Fe with a hesitation when passing on the highway – possibly transmission issues? : takes a call on a 14 RAM 1500 where the caller is running oversized tires and is looking for guidance on how much to inflate them : Ron tells his Father’s Day story : answers an email on thermal imaging...

Duration:00:36:41

The Car Doctor - 6/20/20 - Oil for an 80 Corvette

6/20/2020
Ron starts this episode with a call on a 94 Subaru Legacy with multiple problems – especially a thump on acceleration/deceleration : takes a call on an 80 Corvette and questions on what oil to use : interviews Ted Bradley, VP/Sales, of Blaster Corporation, on Blaster Corporation and their product line, specifically, the difference between lubricants and penetrants : talks about idle surge : ends talking about money in the auto industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:37:15

The Car Doctor - 6/13/20 - Overheating After An Oil Change

6/13/2020
Ron starts this episode with a question on what Ron thinks of the Kia Soul : takes a call on an 05 Avalance that gets a transmission hot message about an hour into the drive : takes a call on a 93 Camry wagon that started overheating after an oil change : takes a call on a 14 GMC Terrain with questions on proper high mileage maintenance : answers a Facebook question about purchasing a car from a car rental agency. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:39:17

The Car Doctor - 6/13/20 - Parental Responsibility

6/13/2020
Ron starts this episode asking if we, as parents have a responsibility to teach our kids how to drive safely with the story of a 2009 Lexus he worked on this week : takes a call on an 02 Trailblazer with bad gas mileage looking for hints on what to look for : discusses finding information on diagnosing problems on All Data : takes a call on an 09 Mariner and questions on transmission fluid : takes a call on an 02 Firebird with questions on fluid maintenance : and answers an email regarding...

Duration:00:38:33

The Car Doctor - 6/6/20 - 38 Chevy Master Class Ignition

6/6/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about paying attention in math class and how that relates to auto repair: takes a call on a 38 Chevy Master Class where the caller wants to install electronic ignition : takes a call on an 07 Maxima with air conditioning problems : takes a call on a 2002 Silverado that backfires : answers an email on a 15 Honda that had its battery jumped and the listener asks if the computer needs to be reset after the jump : takes a call on a 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager with...

Duration:00:36:34

The Car Doctor - 6/6/20 - 2000 Suburban Radiator Replacement

6/6/2020
Ron starts this episode with a call on a 2000 Chevy Suburban with questions on replacing the radiator : takes a call on a positive contact with a Subaru dealership in Maine and a discussion on start/stop technology : takes a call on an 08 Lexus with a leaking water pump : tells a story about a 66 Shelby with oil splattering issues : takes a call on a 10 Toyota RAV 4 with a shudder between 20-40 MPH going uphill….with a slight hesitation : and talks about The Road To The Future. Learn more...

Duration:00:36:55

The Car Doctor - 5/30/20 - PT Cruiser Overheating

5/30/2020
Ron starts this episode with a call on an 06 F150 with a power steering issue : tells his story about the 05 PT Cruiser he worked on this week that was an appearance of overheating : takes a call on an 08 Escape Hybrid where the brake hydraulic control module has failed : talks about using a fuel stabilizer on a car that is sitting for a few months : tells a story on an 08 Grand Cherokee with a machine gun like sound from under the dash on start up : and talks about the car with the water...

Duration:00:37:09

The Car Doctor - 5/30/20 - Gasket Installed "Upside Down"

5/30/2020
Ron starts this episode with a statement that you never really know anyone no matter how long you’ve known them with a story of a leaking valve cover gasket that was, supposedly, installed “upside down” : takes a call on an 05 Sentra with the oil dipstick stuck in the tube after the top broke off : tells a quick story about a PT cruiser possibly overheating : takes a call from a military mom asking how to take care of her son’s car while he’s deployed : takes a call on an 02 Silverado with a...

Duration:00:36:43

The Car Doctor - 5/23/20 - World War II with Uncle Steve

5/23/2020
Ron starts this episode with a call on a 10 Camry where it feels like the engine is slowing the vehicle coming to a stop : takes a call on an 06 Jetta with crank but no start : and we run an older interview with Ron’s Uncle Steve, now deceased, who was a pilot during World War II : and talks about a 2004 Silverado where the throttle would drop and the door locks would cycle – a Mitchell One Sure Track repair. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:37:03

The Car Doctor - 5/23/20 - Inspection Troubleshooting

5/23/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about the 09 Corolla that came in with bad brakes this week and had problems passing inspection : takes a call on an 05 Sentra with a starter that just spins : takes a call from someone looking to possibly purchase a 20 F350 and looking for Ron’s opinion : takes a call on a 16 Audi asking if he can put larger tires on it : takes a call on an engine with a 90 Bronco with a 94 4 Liter engine that is over heating : takes a call on a 13 GMC 1500 looking for info...

Duration:00:38:06

The Car Doctor - 5/16/20 - Battery Charging Complications

5/16/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about how complicated battery charging is these days : takes a call with questions on towing with a 20 Subaru Ascent : takes a call on an 07 Honda Civic that needs a new radio and where Honda wouldn’t honor their paint warranty, and the caller asks if she should purchase another Honda : talks about charging a battery : takes a call on a RAM 2500 where Ron gave good advice : takes a call on a 14 Sienna with a battery drain : takes a call on a 2005 Silverado...

Duration:00:37:52

The Car Doctor - 5/16/20 - Pity the Poor Sparkplug

5/16/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about pitying the poor spark plug and its lack of respect : takes a call looking to see if there are diagnostic tools for OBD-1 vehicles : talks about the new cash for clunkers program : takes a call for a caller looking to discuss the largest engines available in pickup trucks : takes a call with a story on an 85 Ranger that had a severe miss when it rained : talks about the difficulty of getting the same brand and type of parts for a vehicle he worked on...

Duration:00:37:39

The Car Doctor - 5/9/20 - Hard Starting Honda Accord

5/9/2020
Ron starts this episode taking a call on a 98 Honda Accord that is hard starting in wet weather : takes a call on a 13 F-150 where the cooling fans are running full tilt : takes a call looking to discuss all the new “add ons” to cars like ADAS : takes a call on an 06 Grand Caravan with a clunk in the front end : and takes a call about Audi oil consumption. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:38:45

The Car Doctor - 5/9/20 - ADAS Systems

5/9/2020
Ron starts this episode asking if you really know what you are doing for a living is right : takes a call on an 09 Tacoma where new leaf springs don’t fit properly and the supplier says to shim them : talks with George Lesniak, Director of Sales and Training in ADAS for Autel regarding ADAS systems : and ends with a Sure Track repair of the week on an ADAS system. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:37:37

The Car Doctor - 5/2/20 - Is a Broken Car Like A Haunted House?

5/2/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about the commonality between a haunted house and a broken car and a chat about essential workers, and a chat about Elon Musk putting a plant in the Midwest, and a question on gas prices : answers a scan tool email : takes a call on an 02 Lincoln Town Car that sometimes stalls after first start when it is put into gear : talks about Autel scan tools : talks about extended range oil filters. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:39:03

The Car Doctor - 5/2/20 - 63 MPH Stanley Steamer

5/2/2020
Ron starts this episode with a story of a Stanley Steamer doing 63 mph : takes a call on a 64 Mustang where the owner’s manual says use 92 Octane leaded fuel – so, what should be used these days? : takes a call on an 01 Olds Silhouette and questions on a window switch : takes a call on a 12 Kia Sorrento with a battery draw that the caller can’t find : takes a call on a 17 Subaru Legacy where all the dash icons came on, and several items were then disabled in the vehicle. Learn more about...

Duration:00:38:30

The Car Doctor - 4/25/20 - Malibu Dipstick Foam

4/25/2020
Ron starts with a call on an 04 Malibu Classic with foam on the dipstick : takes a call on finding a good scan tool for an 18 Camry : and takes a call on a Tacoma with water coming out the exhaust smoke with white smoke – and it’s losing coolant : takes a call on an 18 VW Tiguan that is reporting a headlamp problem after a car accident : takes a call on a 94 Skylark that won’t shift automatically, but will shift manually : takes a call on an 11 Tundra with a mushy brake pedal : takes a call...

Duration:00:39:53

The Car Doctor - 4/25/20 - Fixing A Car With No Parts

4/25/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about when fixing a car doesn’t require parts : takes a call on an 08 Nissan Frontier pickup where the drivers side window is intermittent – but slamming the door 3 times fixes it temporarily : takes a call from a listener looking to buy a Ford Escape – he presently drives a 15 Subaru Forrester : takes a call on an 86 F150 that sputters and quits after warming up : and talks about how to spot a car person. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:40:11