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.

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759 episodes

The Car Doctor - 9/24/22 - Focus Hatch Unlatch

Ron starts this episode with a call on a 14 Focus where the rear hatch unlatches at inappropriate times : talks with Franklin Gage, president of the Vintage Chevrolet Collectors Association : talks about his mechanic Danny needing to replace an engine in his Camaro and parts warranty issues.   Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Sep 24
The Car Doctor - 9/24/22 - 91 Acclaim Battery Drain

Ron starts this episode talking about the amount of cars he’s fixing lately at the shop, thinking it may be the price of new cars and the cost of loans : talks about an 07 Town Car that came in with non working key fobs : takes a call on an 08 Dodge Sprinter that was serviced and is now in limp mode : takes a call asking his opinion of trading a Chevy Spark for a 19 Outlander : takes a call on a 91 Acclaim where, if the car isn’t started and run once per day, the battery is dead.   Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Sep 24
The Car Doctor - 9/17/22 - Removing 20 Year Old Spark Plugs

Ron starts this episode with a call on a 91 Bronco that, when hot, will give a clunk and a whirr when starting : answers an email on removing spark plugs on an old vehicle where the plugs are about 20 years old : an answers another email regarding parts for a small block chevy and buying original parts yet nothing in the boxes was stamped as genuine GM : and Ron talks with Randy Zahorchak, Product Manager, and Chris Gillespie, Director of Category Management of Dorman Products about exhaust manifolds. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36m
Sep 17
The Car Doctor - 9/17/22 - Electric Cars Mechanic to Mechanic

Ron starts this episode talking about the value of diagnosis and what it really takes : takes a call about Flex Fuel : takes a call on a 16 Honda Pilot Elite that developed keyless entry issues after a car accident : takes a call from a mechanic who owns a Tesla Model 3 and wants to discuss electric cars. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36m
Sep 17
The Car Doctor - 9/10/22 - 16 Renegade Rattle

Ron starts this episode talking about having to condemn a vehicle : takes a call on a 16 Renegade that has started rattling in gear : talks about an article on Tesla customer service : talks about a Jeep Renegade and vibration : talks about an 07 Towncar where the key fobs weren’t working : talks about Tesla looking to build a lithium refining facility in Texas : talks about an article regarding California banning gas cars by 2035, yet now are telling people not to charge their electric cars : discusses lack of parts and what is going to happen with electric vehicles : takes a call on a 93 Toyota Pickup that needs to have its AC on to stay running. visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

34m
Sep 10
The Car Doctor - 9/10/22 - Lincoln with a Cat Code

Ron starts this episode saying he has a problem thinking of what to start today’s show talking about : so he talks about his shop being under attack by a chipmonk : then talks about the lack of availability of parts right now with things he can’t get easily : takes a call from a listener trying to put a modern engine in a 1948 Ford F5 : takes a call on a 16 Lincoln MKT that had a check engine light and is now throwing a cat code : answers an email on a 2010 Miata that a listener is buying. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Sep 10
The Car Doctor - 9/3/22 - Synthetic Oil Change on RAV4

Ron starts this episode talking about a looming glass shortage : talks about a 19 RAM with a dead battery : takes a call on a 94 Chevy Pickup that the caller is rebuilding from a shell, and is asking advice on the brake system : and an update on a 10 Impala where the caller is trying to update to new key fobs : talks about a Car Doctor sighting : talks about an article on how bad a Nissan Leaf is in distance and its charging scheme : answers an email on a synthetic oil change interval for a Toyota RAV4 : and ends the hour with a call on an 09 Jeep Liberty that puts out heat only on one side. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Sep 03
The Car Doctor - 9/3/22 - The Lexus Saga

Ron starts this episode talking about diagnosis and the importance of such : takes a call on a 12 Lexus with a check engine light – mechanic did a tune up – check engine light came back on – took it to the dealership who said it needs an engine : takes a call on an 04 Mitsubishi Galant with AC issues : takes a call on an 07 Escape with intermittent electric door locks and alarms. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Sep 03
The Car Doctor- 8/27/22 - Throwing Parts at an F-150

Ron starts this episode with a call on an F-150 with a P0191 code and the mechanic is throwing parts at it : takes a call on a 12 Cruze that the caller called about previously with a transmission problem, and wants to update Ron on what was found : answers an email on using flex fuel in a 2008 Corvette : takes a call on an 11 Sierra where the AC compressor is making a squealing sound : takes a call on a 17 CRV where, when driving down the road, every dash warning light comes on for no reason : takes a call on a 13 F150 with perhaps an aux fan coming on that is extremely loud.   Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Aug 27
The Car Doctor - 8/27/22 - Corvette Knock Sensors

Ron starts this episode talking about his vacation and what he learned about cars outside of NJ : takes a call on a 16 Accord with an AC clutch engaging and disengaging too quickly : takes a call on an 04 Corvette throwing knock sensor codes, even though the knock sensors have been replaced : answers an email about auto stop being shut off on an Equinox. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Aug 27
The Car Doctor - 8/20/22 - Scan Tools and Servicing Electric Cars

Ron starts this episode talking with Brandon Mathews, OPUS IVS Lead for BMW and Porsche specialized service, and a discussion on high voltage electric systems and certifications in the US : then, talks to Aaron Jones, OPUS IVS Lead for Tesla Remote Support. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Aug 20
The Car Doctor - 8/20/2022 - Cadillac Blowing Hot Air

Ron starts this episode with a call on a 2000 CRV that almost stalls when the AC is turned on : takes a call on a 13 Cadillac ATS where the AC is blowing warm air : takes a call on an 08 Rogue where the cat converter failed and now it has a random misfire : answers an email on tires for a muscle car : and talks about states hitting electric car owners for highway taxes. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Aug 20
The Car Doctor - 8/13/22 - RAM Cylinder 2 Misfire

Ron starts this episode by saying he learned something this week when working on a Kia Rio S : takes a call on an 18 RAM Pro Master with a misfire on cylinder 2 : talks with Haresh Gobin, Product Development Manager at Launch Tech USA on Scan Tool 101. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Aug 13
The Car Doctor - 8/13/22 - Challenges of Fixing Older Cars

Ron starts this episode talking about the challenges of fixing older cars : takes a call with questions on differential fluid viscosity : takes a call on an 07 F-150 with questions regarding the fuel delivery system : takes a call on a 17 Silverado with a hard start. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Aug 13
The Car Doctor - 8/6/22 - 07 Lincoln Towncar Maintenance

Ron starts this episode talking about putting remote start on his plow truck this week : talks about Tesla Autopilot having problems in California : takes a call on an 07 Lincoln Towncar and questions on maintenance : takes a call on a 94 F150 that lost the speedometer and odometer – and the caller fixed it – wants to tell Ron what the fix is : answers an email regarding finding parts and what may be obsolete soon. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36m
Aug 06
The Car Doctor - 8/6/22 - Looking for a Scan Tool

Ron starts this episode talking about how to tell if something is wrong because the car usually keeps running : and talks about looking for a new car for his wife : takes a call on a 21 Camry that has feathering on the tires at 5000 miles : takes a call from a listener looking for a scan tool for a 10 Sportage, a 15 Corolla, and a 20 Murano : takes a call on an 05 Focus where the caller is looking for a mechanic. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36m
Aug 06
The Car Doctor - 7/30/22 - How To Properly Diagnose A Vehicle

Ron starts this episode by taking a call on an 18 Sparc asking questions on necessary maintenance : answers an email on rev hang with Hondas : talks about the CT bus fire and the potential to take out an entire fleet if that happened in the bus garage : and talks about keeping animals out of vehicles : talks about what happens to a lithium battery in a TPMS sensor when he drills one out to disable it : talks about how to properly diagnose a vehicle : talks about a conversation with his gym coach the other day : talks about oil changes : and talks about some positive news for electric vehicles : and leaves with some thoughts on vehicle maintenance. Visit https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jul 30
The Car Doctor - 7/30/22 - Monte Carlo Won't Stay Running

Ron starts this episode talking about how sometimes customers don’t give you the proper information : talks about the Connecticut electric bus fire and how they have pulled all the buses from the road : takes a call on a 12 Cruze with an error code for low input speed to the transmission : takes a call on an 01 Monte Carlo where the lower intake gasket was replaced and now it won’t start or stay running unless the pedal is pressed to the metal. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jul 30
The Car Doctor - 7/23/22 - CRV Stalls With AC On

Ron starts this episode with a call on a 2000 CRV that almost stalls when the AC is turned on : takes a call on a 13 Cadillac ATS where the AC is blowing warm air : takes a call on an 08 Rogue where the cat converter failed and now it has a random misfire : answers an email on tires for a muscle car : and talks about states hitting electric car owners for highway taxes. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jul 23
The Car Doctor - 7/23/22 - Challenges Fixing Older Cars

Ron starts this episode talking about the challenges of fixing older cars : takes a call with questions on differential fluid viscosity : takes a call on an 07 F-150 with questions regarding the fuel delivery system : takes a call on a 17 Silverado with a hard start. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jul 23
The Car Doctor - 7/16/22 - Rebuilding An Older Vehicle

Ron starts this episode with a caller who wants to rebuild an older vehicle : takes a call on an 03 Taurus that loses power and is throwing a high fuel rail pressure code : takes a call on an 04 Lexus GX470 and questions on parts availability, and also an 18 Suburban that needed a transmission : takes a call on an Audi Q7 diesel that was parked for a few weeks, and now won’t start – it acts like the battery is dead. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jul 16
The Car Doctor - 7/16/22 - Denali with an OnStar Alarm

Ron starts this episode talking about learning new things : then talks about the Toyota Sequoia he worked on this week with AC problems : takes a call on a 98 Ranger with a stiff shifter lever : takes a call on an 09 GMC Sierra with no signal between the ECM and the starter : takes a call on a 21 diesel Denali where the listener is getting an OnStar alarm that the DEF fluid system needs service. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jul 16
The Car Doctor - 7/9/22 - 13 Cruze Transmission Dilemma

Ron starts this episode talking about charging electric vehicles at family gatherings : takes a call on a 20 Edge regarding using E15 :  takes a call on a 13 Cruze that possibly needs a transmission : talks about the Trans Am he was working on this week : takes a call on a 10 Mercury Marquis where the directional flashers flash faster on one side but not on the other : talks about an article on electric vehicles and how it’s become political : and talks about communicating with your mechanic. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jul 09
The Car Doctor - 7/9/22 - Trans Shifting Hard After Fluid Flush

Ron starts this episode talking about his acupuncture treatments lately and what he’s learning about life and how it relates to finding a mechanic : takes a call on a 22 Subaru that had a wiring harness damaged by squirrels : takes a call about electrics and charging them : takes a call on a 16 Enclave that was due for a trans fluid change, the caller had it flushed, and it was shifting hard, and the mechanic then had to relearn the system – caller asks why : and ends this episode talking about the Subaru that came in for an oil change and had a wiper issue – it needed a wiper transmission. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jul 09
The Car Doctor - 7/2/22 - 14 Equinox In Limp Mode

Ron starts this episode with a story about a friend of his tech’s Danny who is starting a repair shop and wanted to know if the elderly customer wanted to date him : talks about Exxon’s record profits : talks about GM’s failure to deliver 100,000 vehicles because they can’t get computer chips : takes a call on a 92 Buick Park Ave that is hard start : takes a call on a 14 Equinox that goes into limp mode : takes a call on a 17 Fusion asking about fluid changes : takes a call on an 88 Olds 98 with a throttle sensor code : answers an email about electric vehicles and insurance against fire. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jul 02
The Car Doctor - 7/2/22 - 18 Equinox Getting Hot

Ron starts this episode talking about his busy week at the shop and an 09 CRV that would buzz like a giant bee : takes a call on an 18 Equinox where the engine compartment gets very hot about 5 minutes after shutting off the engine : takes a call on an 01 Ranger that is a hard start : takes a call on a 10 Impala with a key fob issue : responds to an email on his conversation about the 18 Equinox getting hot after shutting down.. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jul 02
The Car Doctor - 6/25/22 - Bleeding Brakes on a 95 Blazer

Ron starts this episode talking about electric vehicle charging in Austrailia and electric use schedules in Southern California : and talks about GM 3D printing parts : answers an email on driving a car in snow/rain mode improving economy : talks about driving stick : takes a call on a 95 Blazer where the caller is looking for help bleeding the brakes : takes a call about solar panels : takes a call on an 84 Celica that needs a charging relay that can’t be found. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jun 25
The Car Doctor - 6/25/22 - The Repair Shop General Store

Ron starts this episode talking about the auto repair shop being like the general store of days gone by : talks about TPMS, talking about a 17 Nissan Altima which can tell you what tire is on what axle, and what happens when tires are rotated : interviews Gene Triplett of VP/Engineering and Quality of International Brake Industries : talks about a 2013 Impala that had an ABS speed sensor error : talks about a Subaru electric vehicle recall. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jun 25
The Car Doctor - 6/18/22 - Accura Trans Fluid Questions

Ron starts this hour talking about an email form someone looking to purchase an automatic transmission warranty : takes a call about electrics looking to compare cost per mile with gas vehicles : takes a call on a 16 Accura RDX with questions on changing the trans fluid : talks about a Honda Ridgeline he worked on this week – dashboard would shut down : talks about an article he read about the current issues with buying an automobile : takes a call on a 90 Isuzu NPR truck and questions on the possibility of the battery affecting the transmission : takes a call on an 02 Tundra with maintenance questions.   Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jun 18
The Car Doctor - 6/18/22 - Fuel System Maintenance

Ron starts this episode talking about his dinner with his friend Tony, talking about the industry and what to talk about on this week’s show : talks about a car that came in with a cracked rim : takes a call on a 22 Tacoma asking about fuel system maintenance : takes a call on a 96 F-150 that shudders from 30-50 MPH.   Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jun 18