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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745 episodes

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
The Car Doctor - 6/11/22 - Buying A Standard Transmission Car

Ron starts this episode taking a call on a 91 Bronco with a cracked EGR crossover pipe : takes a call on a 96 Chevy Lumina with water in the combustion chamber : takes a call wondering what happened to simplicity in cars : takes a call from a listener looking to buy a 22 Subaru Trek – his wife wants a standard transmission, and he’s wondering if, given the small percentage of standards out there, if there will be anyone to work on it in the future : takes a call on a 2000 Taurus where the security light is on full time : and answers an email on the electric vehicle future being 50/50 : talks about a national standard for electric vehicle chargers : and talks about the news story about the Feds looking into the Tesla autopilot crashes.   Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jun 11
The Car Doctor - 6/11/22 - 15 Sorrento Purge Valve

Ron starts this episode talking about the amount of cars he has to repair at the shop right now : takes a call from a person who is trying to get the proper electric service installed at his house for an electric vehicle : takes a call on a 15 Kia Sorrento with a P0447 purge valve code : takes a call from an EV Tech for General Motors who wants to make his point that the Nissan Leaf call we had last week was a not fair comparison to other EV’s.   Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jun 11
The Car Doctor - 6/4/22 - Mercedes Sprinter in Limp Mode

Ron starts this episode with a return call on a 96 Grand Prix that had the water pump changed, and now there is coolant in the oil : takes a call on a 21 Hyundai Kona electric that the caller wishes to discuss : takes a call on a 17 GM Sierra 1500 with a crank/no start condition : takes a call on a 17 Mercedes Sprinter that goes into limp mode on inclines.   Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jun 04
The Car Doctor - 6/4/22 - F150 Shuddering and Stalling

Ron starts this episode talking about electric car proponents and electric vehicles : takes a call about carbon deposits in engines : talks about the Blaster NASCAR vehicle, a Ford Mustang : talks to a gent who rented a Nissan Leaf electric vehicle – then found they couldn’t find a place to charge it : takes a call on a 19 F150 that is shuddering and stalling after stops. Visit us at www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jun 04
The Car Doctor - 5/28/22 - Uncle Steve

Ron starts this episode talking about his crazy week in the shop : takes a call on a 94 Econoline that is banging from 1st to 2nd gear : takes a call on a 90 Toyota Pickup with electrical problems, and a 78 Silverado that “kinda starts”, then dies : we re-run a 2013 interview with Ron’s late Uncle Steve who fought in World War II.   Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36m
May 28
The Car Doctor - 5/28/22 - Grand Cherokee AC Puzzle

Ron starts this episode talking about Memorial Day and his Uncle Steve : talks about a Wall Street Journal article about electric vehicles : takes a call on a 14 Grand Cherokee where the AC works – but only when the key fob is in the vehicle : takes a call from a listener wanting to comment on electric vehicles : takes a call on an 04 Civic where the AC is blowing hot air : and discusses a Mitchell One Sure Track article on vehicle starting.   Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
May 28
The Car Doctor - 5/21/22 - Electric Car Stories

Ron starts this episode talking about electrical vehicle chargers that don’t appear to work : takes a call from a developer that is having to put a large amount of money’s worth of electric charger infrastructure into homes they are presently building :  takes a call with a Mustang story : takes another call wanting to talk electrics : and answers an email on a snowplow call he had recently where the plow was overheating. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
May 21
The Car Doctor - 5/21/22 - Suburban Vanishing Transmission Fluid

Ron starts this episode talking about repair shop etiquette : takes a call on an 05 Suburban where the transmission fluid is disappearing : answers an email regarding Flex Fuel (E85 and E15) vehicles : takes a call from a listener wanting to discuss the shelf life of oil : takes a call on a 99 F150 where the listener is having possible battery issues. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
May 21
The Car Doctor - 5/14/22 - 18 Traverse Not In Park

Ron starts this episode with a call on a 98 Jeep Wrangler and clutch problems : takes a call on switching between conventional and synthetic oils in a tractor : takes a call on a 99 Chrysler New Yorker with a bad AC compressor : takes a call on a 15 Subaru Legacy and questions on extended warranties – and – a different rust preventative product : takes a call on an 18 Traverse that, when put in park, thinks it’s not in park.    Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
May 15
The Car Doctor - 5/14/22 - 05 Equinox Starter Problem

Ron starts this episode talking about how you never know what’s going to come into the shop, and the bunch of Subaru’s that came in this week : takes a call on an 05 Equinox that sounds like the starter is not disengaging : takes a call on an 05 Dodge 2500 where the air conditioning on the passenger side seems to be blowing harder and colder than on the driver’s side : takes a call on a 99 VW Bug with questions on painting for rust prevention : tells a story about his friend Russell and modifying VW’s.   Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
May 14
The Car Doctor - 5/7/22 - 75 Olds Crank No Start

Ron starts this episode with a call on an 07 Jeep Commander with a crank, no start condition : takes a call on an 08 Corvette that kills the battery on a regular basis : takes a call on a 75 Oldsmobile with a crank no start after the car sits overnight : and ends with a story about being faithful to your mechanic.   Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
May 07
The Car Doctor - 5/7/22 - Impala Front Main Seal

Ron starts this episode talking about a Camry he worked on this week that needed tire pressure sensors : takes a call on a 12 Impala with a leaking front main seal : takes a call on a 2000 Buick Park Ave with no ground pulse to the injectors : takes a call on a 13 Pissat TDI that has a screaming sound, when cold, when the caller first starts driving.   Visit us at http://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
May 07
The Car Doctor - 4/30/22 - Auto Tech College

Ron starts this episode with a call on a 86 Silverado with a 73 Nova engine and questions on the engine replacement : takes a call on an 03 Silverado that seems to run too hot all the time : takes a call from a listener whose son has been accepted to college for auto tech and wants to chat with Ron about schools : answers an email from a listener regarding dealers using non factory parts in repairs : takes a call on an 18 Dodge Journey that pulls when going slow.   Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Apr 30
The Car Doctor - 4/30/22 - Grand Marquis ABS Problem

Ron starts this episode talking about an 18 F-150 with an EGR problem : takes a call asking for Ron’s opinion on a 17 Ford Escape she is looking to buy : takes a call on an 02 Grand Marquis with a left front ABS sensor issue : takes a call on an 11 CRV with a check gas cap fault, and a question, and he asks if this can affect gas mileage.   Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Apr 30