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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 - 12/4/21 - Rogue Airliner Sounds

12/4/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about various topics including our Christmas show : takes a call on undercoating : takes a call on a 16 Rogue that has a noise like an airplane taking off while driving : talks about a 2016 Jeep Patriot that had a small leak evap code that he repaired this week, which leads to a discussion on how evaporative emissions systems work : talks about procedures with recharging your AC : takes a call on an 06 Malibu with AC problems. Learn more about your ad-choices...

Duration:00:36:31

The Car Doctor - 12/4/21 - Common Sense Maintenance Tips

12/4/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about basic common sense maintenance tips : takes a call on an 11 Caravan with numerous codes which is running rough and has no power : takes a call on a 22 GMC Yukon and a question on undercoating and washing the undercarriage : takes a call with questions on picking a battery : and ends talking about his wife’s Explorer and the navigation screen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:36:25

The Car Doctor - 11/27/21 - 08 Rabbit Transmission Solenoids

11/27/2021
Ron starts this episode with the continuation of a call on electric vehicles from the first hour : takes a call on an 08 VW Rabbit with a solenoid problem in a warm transmission : takes a call on an 06 E350 van that had steering system play, the front end was replaced, now the steering wheel doesn’t return to center after a turn : and finishes by answering questions from the Facebook page. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:36:37

The Car Doctor - 11/27/21 - A Conversation on Electrics

11/27/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about the cars of the late 70’s and comparing them to the value of today’s cars : talks about the article that he posted about a Tesla fire that caught the house on fire, and his view of electric cars : and talks about a 2008 RAV 4 that was difficult to get out of gear : takes a call on a 20 Jeep Compass that is not driven all that often (it only has 2000 miles on it), and the dealership installed a battery maintainer. The caller asks if this is the only...

Duration:00:35:59

The Car Doctor - 11/20/21 - Wrong Parts Installed?

11/20/2021
Ron starts this episode with a call on a 22 Impreza and questions on the accident avoidance system that apparently didn’t function when it met up with a deer : takes a call on a 10 Caddy SRS that had a check engine light and when the caller brought it into the dealership, found it had a recall on a steering component – they had the recall done and the car doesn’t steer correctly : takes a call on an 01 Astro Van that is racing at fast idle on start up, but it does not bring idle down : talks...

Duration:00:36:52

The Car Doctor - 11/20/21 - The F-150 That Can't Be Fixed

11/20/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about his week at the shop talking about how people are now hanging onto their cars and fixing everything and how the demand for used parts has gone sky high : talks about an electric school bus that works well – in Alaska – but the battery dies quickly when it is below zero : takes a call on an 18 F-150 that is making all types of strange noises and the dealer cannot fix it : takes a call about jump starters : takes a call on electric cars : talks about the...

Duration:00:35:53

The Car Doctor - 11/13/21 - A Chat with Paul Eisenstein

11/13/2021
Ron spends this episode chatting with Paul Eisenstein of thedetroitbureau.com about various auto topics. Visit our website at https://www.cardoctorshow.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:37:05

The Car Doctor - 11/13/21 - Information, Please

11/13/2021
Ron starts this episode starts talking about how future changes in the automobile will change other industries : takes a call on a 90 Firebird that misses between 1700 and 2000 RPM : talks with Ben Johnson, Director of Product Management at Mitchell One on car repair information. Visit our website at https://www.cardoctorshow.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:35:27

The Car Doctor - 11/6/21 - Winter Maintenance and the Parts Shortage

11/6/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about a 64 Ford Galaxie with an exhaust leak : takes a call on an 03 Grand Am where the oil light came on, the sensor was replaced, and there is a complete mess under the vehicle : discusses the care and feeding of older vehicles : talks about battery fires : takes a call on an 01 BMW 325i with a no crank, but when the key is removed then reinserted, the vehicle will crank : discusses winter car maintenance and the national parts shortage. Find out more at...

Duration:00:36:58

The Car Doctor - 11/6/21 - What Makes A Car A Classic

11/6/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about diagnosing “simple” problems : takes a call on an 11 Tahoe that was making a knocking noise, the mechanic said it was lifter noise, then it died in a parking lot : talks about what makes a car a classic : talks about why you can no longer buy a manual transmission from most manufacturers : talks about supply chain problems : takes a call on a 97 LeSabre looking for a place to send the instrument cluster for service : and ends with a call talking about...

Duration:00:36:47

The Car Doctor - 10/30/21 - RAV 4 Hybrid Battery Charge

10/30/2021
Ron starts this episode with a call on a 2000 Malibu with a P1887 code : takes a call on an 02 Grand Cherokee where the radiator fan isn’t running : takes a call on a 19 RAV 4 Hybrid where the battery charge never seems to reach 100% : takes a call on an 07 Mustang where the AC blower doesn’t come on. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:36:50

The Car Doctor - 10/30/21 - 07 Pilot Ticking Sound

10/30/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about the pain point of gasoline, and how does that affect getting parts for maintenance : takes a call on a 94 F-150 with no odometer or speedometer : takes a call on an 07 Pilot LX that had a ticking sound, and the dealer says it will take $4000 to repair – he’s asking if it’s worth it : and talks a bit about ADAS and talks about a Chevy with a Stabilitrak problem. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:37:10

The Car Doctor - 10/23/21 - Converting To Natural Gas

10/23/2021
Ron starts this episode taking a call on the possibility of converting a 15 Colorado to natural gas : takes a call on a 10 CRV with a flashing gas cap light : takes a call on a 91 Toyota pickup with a touch of predetonation : talks with Mark Bogdansky, VP of Events of AAPEX, regarding the AAPEX show this year : takes a call on a 15 Dodge Caravan with a failed transmission, and Toyota stating their transmission fluid is lifetime. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:37:51

The Car Doctor - 10/23/21 - Patience To Get Through The Day

10/23/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about the full moon and the tale of a 2010 Ford Escape and how it takes patience to get through the day : takes a call on an 11 Malibu that starts OK, then sputters and won’t go over 10 MPH : takes a call on an 85 Ranger that was sitting for 10 years and it has a transmission seal leak : takes a call on an 06 Scion XB that the caller is looking to replace, and he has questions on manual transmissions. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:37:38

The Car Doctor - 10/16/21 - Caring For An Older RAV4

10/16/2021
Ron starts this episode with an email on an 18 RAM 1500 and transmission questions and parts availability, and talks about when the parts availability switch gets shut off : takes a call on an 03 LeSabre with a fuel pressure issue : talks about California buying back internal combustion vehicles : and talks about California banning all gasoline powered lawn equipment : talks about the supply chain breakdown affecting availability of car parts : takes a call on an 03 RAV 4 with the caller...

Duration:00:37:27

The Car Doctor - 10/16/21 - 15 Equinox Compass

10/16/2021
Ron starts this episode stating there is a disconnect between younger persons and cars today, with people starting out with higher end cars rather than older vehicles and learning to properly take care of them : takes a call on a lawn tractor looking to keep mice out of the engine : takes a comment on his opening statement with younger people driving higher end cars : takes a call on a 15 Equinox where the compass is not working after an oil change. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:36:58

The Car Doctor - 10/9/21 - Chevy Turbo Replacement Problems

10/9/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about doing he show every week : takes a call on an 02 Ranger where the temperature gauge went whacky : takes a call on a 17 Colorado where the ignition switch won’t go to the position to allow the key to come out : talks to Stefan Braun, Applications Specialist from Liqui Moly on how to choose the fuel additive for your vehicle : takes a call on a 15 Chevy full size pickup where the turbo was replaced, and now the owner is told the turbo has no lubrication :...

Duration:00:37:42

The Car Doctor - 10/9/21 - A Tale of Two Taillights

10/9/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about the tale of two tail lights : takes a call on an 11 Chevy Express with a misfire only at idle : takes a call on a 10 GMC Sierra asking where is the cabin filter : takes a call on a 96 Grand Cherokee that will run for a while, then just die. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:37:23

The Car Doctor - 10/2/21 - 38 Chevy Master Deluxe

10/2/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about dealers buying the 21 model year Bolt to try to get them off the road : takes a call on a hard starting 03 LeSabre : takes a call on an 04 Highlander with a bad temperature control module that a mechanic attempted to repair : takes a call on a 38 Chevy Master Deluxe asking if he should put an electronic ignition in the vehicle : talks about electric car infrastructure : takes a call on a 17 Explorer with a non working front windshield washer : takes a...

Duration:00:35:34

The Car Doctor - 10/2/21 - Cat Converter Heat Shield

10/2/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about working on a dual overhead cam engine this week : takes a return call on a 90 Firebird he has been helping a listener repair : takes a call on a 12 Jeep Liberty where the caller is asking numerous questions as she cannot find much information about this model year from various sources : takes a call on an 11 Subaru Legacy where the cat converter heat shield was rattling, so the repair shop just removed it. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:35:48