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Ron Ananian The Car Doctor

Automotive

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 - 5/15/21 - Pacifica Transmission Fluid Change

5/15/2021
Ron starts this episode taking a call on a 17 Chrysler Pacifica with questions on changing the transmission fluid : takes a call on a 21 Equinox and questions on start stop technology : takes a call on a 2000 F150 with a dark radio : takes a call on an 06 Silverado with an evap code. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:37:34

The Car Doctor - 5/15/21 - Lincoln Engine Failure

5/15/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about his week and slicing his hand open working on a muffler : takes a call on a 94 Ranger that starts and runs great, but runs rough after restarting : takes a call on an 08 Lincoln MKX that was running fine, started lurching, stopped completely, and the mechanic says it now needs an engine : takes a call on a 99 Mitsubishi Galant where the headlights stopped working. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:36:45

The Car Doctor - 5/8/21 - Gathering Good Data Before Diagnosing

5/8/2021
Ron starts this episode with a call and a story about battery drain : takes a call on an 06 Pontiac Grand Prix that pulses when going up hills on the highway : takes a call with questions on scan tools : answers an email on buying a used Escalade : discusses the reasons for gather good data on cars before you can really diagnose the bad : talks about a new initiative about emissions controls : and takes a call on rustproofing. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:37:36

The Car Doctor - 5/8/21 - How To Wake Up A Stored Car

5/8/2021
Ron starts this episode taking about a friend who is looking for a new Tahoe and he can’t find one because of the computer chip shortage, and the impact on new and used vehicles : takes a call on a 13 Hyundai with the battery draining – and a question on a possible recall for engine fires : takes a call on an 02 Silverado that has been stored for 10 years and wants to know what to do to “wake it up” : and talks about the most common car maintenance mistakes. Learn more about your ad-choices...

Duration:00:37:29

The Car Doctor - 5/1/21 - Fires in Electric Cars

5/1/2021
Ron starts this episode talking to Tim Richmond, a firefighter and first responder from Connecticut, about the difference in fighting a normal car fire and that of an electric car. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:39:37

The Car Doctor - 5/1/21 - Upside Down Backup Camera

5/1/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about engines and a bad customer that came by this week : takes a call on an 04 Grand Cherokee with a bad blinker switch – maybe : takes a call on a 99 Nissan Sentra where the caller put in a new water pump, hoses, radiator and thermostat, and the fans come on – constantly : takes a call on an 11 Taurus Limited with an upside down backup camera : talks with Haresh Gobin, Product Development Manager at Launch Tech USA about ADAS systems : and talks about...

Duration:00:39:29

The Car Doctor - 4/24/21 - Can Stop Start Be Defeated?

4/24/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about the 16 Chevy Traverse he has been working on : takes a call on a 99 F150 with a misfire and no codes : takes a call on an 18 LeCern asking if the start/stop can be defeated : takes a call on an 05 Mercedes E320 with a left rear wheel sensor error : takes a call on an 08 Mitsubishi Raider where it feels like someone is knocking the shifter into neutral. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:38:36

The Car Doctor - 4/24/21 - Subarus and the Full Moon

4/24/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about his week, Subaru’s and the full moon : takes a call on an 05 Ranger with major engine problems : takes a call on a 15 Camry where one cylinder has no compression : takes a call on an 07 Mini Cooper S where the clock keeps resetting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:38:39

The Car Doctor - 4/17/21 - Hard Shifting Honda Pilot

4/17/2021
Ron starts this episode with a call asking Ron’s opinion on a car for their daughter : takes a call on an 05 Honda Pilot with a hard shifting transmission : takes a call on an 08 Lexus RX350 where the caller is looking to change the power steering fluid on his own : takes a call on an 01 Lexus IS300 with a leak behind the master cylinder : and takes a call on an 11 F150 with transmission issues. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:39:32

The Car Doctor - 4/17/21 - Money Shouldn't Be The Only Consideration

4/17/2021
Ron starts this episode taking about how we’re going to take care of electric cars when we have trouble taking care of conventional cars with a story of an 06 Jeep that had an oil light on, and talks about the 16 Traverse with the power steering fluid leak : talks to a listener from Mexico City that has comments on electric vehicles : takes a call on a 99 Suburban 1500 that starts great in the summer, but not so great in cold weather : talks about right to repair : takes a call on an 04...

Duration:00:38:59

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:00:40:45

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:00:39:52

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:00:38:10

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:00:40:01

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:00:38:08

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:00:38:52

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:00:39:52

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:00:38:58

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:00:39:06