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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.

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New York, NY

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


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Classic Car Doctor, Date Unknown? The Older Volvo Phone Call From Florida

5/15/2024
Here's a Classic Car Doctor from the archives, date unknown. In a cold open, Larry from Florida calls into Ron asking specific questions about his early 90's Volvos. Ron takes the call in stride and comes up with answers, like we all knew he would. This clip also features a Fast Harry mention; remember Fast Harry? From a galaxy far, far away here's a quick call to get your engine running for Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor. Enjoying Classic Car Doctor? Or not? Your feedback is welcome. Drop us a line! ron@cardoctorshow.com Learn more about Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor at our website.www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:05:35

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Classic Car Doctor, October 11, 2014, 2cnd Hour 2cnd Half - Welcome to todays Classic Car Doctor episode! Ron finishes a call from the previous episode about a Ford Taurus with a miss fire fault. The ignition system came 2 ways this year, 2001. A coil on plug stand along version and a coil on plug with ignition wires.

5/14/2024
Welcome to todays Classic Car Doctor episode! Ron finishes a call from the previous episode about a Ford Taurus with a miss fire fault. The ignition system came 2 ways this year, 2001. A coil on plug stand along version and a coil on plug with ignition wires. It matters not because Ron helps us understand the proper method to test ignition coils and systems using some basic, affordable test equipment. Next up is a call from NYC regarding a 2005 Honda Civic with a rattling front suspension noise. The chain store that replaced front struts in the vehicle says its not their part and the Honda dealer says it is. The vehicle owner is stuck in the middle and he turns to Ron for the answer. A tough spot for sure but The Car Doctor has the answers and ideas to help. Lansing Michigan is calling in next; Tim has a low level vibration noise in his ES300 Lexus that no one seems to be able to repair. But Ron has some answers and they are simple solutions. Tune in to find out! Last today; well, its an Obi-Wan Kanobi moment. "Help me Car Doctor, you're my only hope" from a caller with a 2006 GMC Sierra that won't start in high humidity conditions. Parts have been replaced but testing has not been done to any great degree. Listen in as Ron springs into action to offer several solutions and possibilities for all to learn from. Enjoying Classic Car Doctor? Or not? Your feedback is welcome. Drop us a line! ron@cardoctorshow.com Learn more about Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor at our website. www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:54

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor - May 11, 2024 Hour 2 - We start up The Car Doctor today with calls. Ron starts this episode with a caller from PA and some questions about his 2015 Jaguar XF.

5/11/2024
We start up The Car Doctor today with calls. Ron starts this episode with a caller from PA and some questions about his 2015 Jaguar XF. The Jag recently had an engine noise which required a replacement of the timing chain and tensioners. EVER SINCE, it hesitates when starting out. Complicated? Yes! Tune in to hear how Ron breaks it down into a simple approach by following a diagnostic routine. With Fathers Day next month Ron announces his annual book giveaway with author interviews coming up soon. This year, one of the interviews will be with Thomas Glatch, covering his co-authored book, about to hit the book stores, The Complete Book of Dodge and Plymouth Muscle Cars. Ron continues the hour talking about what an OBD2 monitor is; how to complete them, what they mean as a diagnostic tool and in general their purpose in todays vehicle. His last caller is from CT; Brendan is experiencing a clunk from the front of his 07 Toyota Corolla; Ron helps us understand how to "take" the car apart mentally and figuratively to diagnose the problem to avoid just replacing parts. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:55

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor - May 11, 2024 Hour 1 - Ron starts this episode talking about a chat with a friend at his Cross Fit gym regarding leasing versus buying a vehicle; which is better?

5/11/2024
Ron starts this episode talking about a chat with a friend at his Cross Fit gym regarding leasing versus buying a vehicle; which is better? He opens the phones today with a call on a 2020 Ford F250 Super Duty Pickup truck where the caller changed the fuel filter and then had some problems getting the truck to start & run. Ron goes over some of the resolution options and ends up pointing out flaws by design in the priming procedure; as published by Ford Motor Company. Next, Ron travels down South and takes a call on a 2017 Chevrolet 1500 Silverado that was recently purchased from a car rental company fleet. The engine had problems with the AFM (Active Fuel Management) system and needed valvetrain repair. The caller opted for AFM elimination with a different camshaft and lifters along with a software upgrade. Since then it has other issues and he needs Ron's help to gain a diagnostic direction. The Car Dr concludes the hour "In The Shop" courtesy of AutoZone talking about marine batteries and their availability. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:06

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Classic Car Dr, October 11, 2014, Second Hour 1st Half - Ron picks up the phones right away this hour. Dan from Wisconsin is first up in this look back to October 10, 2014. Dan is considering buying a 2013 Cadillac buyback vehicle.

5/10/2024
Ron picks up the phones right away this hour. Dan from Wisconsin is first up in this look back to October 10, 2014. Dan is considering buying a 2013 Cadillac buyback vehicle. A good deal based on a cheap price, or not? Is it worth its advertised "ridiculously low price". Its a new car turn in from the first owner that GM is selling but now repaired. Is it really fixed? How can Dan be sure? Ron walks Dan and all of us through his thought process and concerns. Then Ron talks to a listener from PA about his 2010 Chevy Malibu discussing air filters; when to change, what to use, high flow filters and and the benefits of all of it. After the break the Car Doctor goes back to Wisconsin and talks to Jason about his 2001 Ford Taurus with both EGR and miss fire fault codes. Its a diagnosis on air as Ron takes us all along with both specific and general diagnostic routines to properly repair a vehicle. There is also a second half to this last call for this segment which will be posted in the next edition of Classic Car Doctor. Look for it soon. Are you enjoying the Classic Car Doctor episodes? Your feedback is always welcome. ron@cardoctorshow.com Check out our website for more information as well. www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:20:59

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Ron Ananian, The Car Dr. Dan Curtis AZ AMC Restorations Interview May 4, 2024 Second Hour, Second Half

5/5/2024
Ron welcomes first time guest Dan Curtis from AZ AMC Restorations in Peoria Arizona. It seems Dan had posted about problems he is having with having engine machine work done correctly and in a timely manner. Ron read the post on social media and the attached interview is the result. Tune in to hear the problems with engine rebuilding today from someone with first hand experience. This stand alone interview is part of the second hour for May 4, 2024. It aired during the second half of the hour. For more information about Ron Ananian, The Car Dr, visit their website at www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:15:04

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Ron Ananian, The Car Dr. Ben Johnson Repairify Interview, May 4, 2024

5/5/2024
Ron sits down and talks to Ben Johnson of Repairify Inc about their procedure and process to help both mechanical and collosion shops deal with the technology found on todays vehicles. This is the stand alone interview from the May 4, 2024 show, the First half of the Second Hour. For more information about them visit their website at https://repairify.com/ For more Information about Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor Radio Show visit them online at www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:07

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Ron Ananian, The Car Dr - Mahle Interview Issac Nielsen May 4, 2024

5/5/2024
With summer driving season and warm weather upon us now is the time to think about servicing your vehicles Air Conditioning. Here is the stand alone interview with Issac Nielsen of Mahle Aftermarket and we are coving the basics to upcoming changes to the category. Find more about Mahle Equipment at https://www.servicesolutions.mahle.com/eu/en/product-lines/arcticpro/ From May 4, 2024 1st Hour. For more information about Ron Ananian, The Car Dr visit them at www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:57

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor - 5/4/24 Hour 2 - Engine Rebuilding and Lack of Machine Shops

5/4/2024
Ben Johnson of Repairify joins Ron to talk about a different approach to auto repair utilizing remote scan tool access and programing. Next, Ron interviews Dan Curtis. He is the owner of AZ AMC Restorations in Peoria AZ, just outside of Phoenix. Ron talks to Dan about a recent post he made on social media and the problems he is having getting engine rebuilding done in a timely manner due to the lack of engine machine shops. Ron close out the hour with some suggestions on maintenance for a safe and reliable travel experience this summer. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:30

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor - 5/4/24 Hour 1 - Current AC Systems Technology

5/4/2024
First Interview. Issac Nielsen of Mahle Equipment talking about AC Systems. Current and new technology, coming changes in the handling of 134 refrigerant and correctly charging the system with a machine regardless if 134A or 1234YF Refrigerant. Ron takes a call from a listener in Va that wants to change the trans fluid on his wife’s Toyota. Ron closes out the hour with some last-minute thoughts from Issac Nielsen, who sent Ron a note post interview, with some additional comments about AC system service and following proper procedure. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:08

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Classic Car Doctor, October 10,2014 2PM Hour 2cnd Half, Ron hits the ground running with a caller that is burning oil in his 2007 Toyota RAV 4. He covers his thoughts on why the manufacturers oil change interval may be the reason why.

5/1/2024
Ron hits the ground running with a caller that is burning oil in his 2007 Toyota RAV 4. He covers his thoughts on why the manufacturers oil change interval may be the reason why. He then talks to Arlene from Michigan. She is having an issue with her 1999 Volvo 5 speed that has a random ABS, Traction control light coming that no one can give her a direction or diagnosis. Ron cautions her and offers some insight on why the dealer may be approaching it incorrectly. Last, Ron closes out today talking with Tom about his new air filter kit and what he likes about it. Enjoying these older episodes? Send us your thoughts if you wish. ron@cardoctorshow.com Find out more about us; www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:41

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Classic Car Dr., October 12, 2014 1st Hour, 1st Half - Todays Classic Car Dr episode begins with Ron's telling of the tale and answers the question of what is the hardest vehicle to repair.

5/1/2024
Todays Classic Car Dr episode begins with Ron's telling of the tale and answers the question of what is the hardest vehicle to repair. A 2000 Ford E150 Van with a new engine that doesn't run and was towed in from another shop. He walks us through some detailed diagnosis and provides the how and why along the way. He also dives into an explanation of how and why a vehicle computer fault code occurs. He opens the phones with a call this episode that comes from Vic in Idaho with concerns about his 2011 Ford Taurus SHO. With only 6000 miles on the odometer he is concerned about what fluids he should be changing now based on time; 4 years old. Remember, this is Classic Car Dr. Ron explains to all listening his choice of fluids to change and the reasons behind it by discussing some of the ways he maintains his hot rod. Enjoying these older episodes? Send us your thoughts if you wish. ron@cardoctshow.com Find out more about us; www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:50

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor - 4/27/24 Hour 2 - Ron starts this episode talking about Kia recalling Teluride vehicles that can roll away when in park

4/27/2024
Ron starts this episode talking about Kia recalling Telluride vehicles that can roll away when placed in park. Next, its a return call from Esther to say thank you for Ron's help in finding a climate control module for an 03 Anniversary Edition Corvette. She was able to find the part and wants everyone to know where she found it. Ron then goes into a talk about a vehicle in the shop this week, an 06 Magnum SRT8 and how it was hard to find parts, even simple ones like lug nuts; even Chrysler had trouble coming up with them. His next problem to solve this week is a call on a 17 Kia Sportage that has had 2 cylinder head failures and goes into limp mode. Ron call s them like he sees them and challenges the caller to take umbrage with the repair shops description. Ron then goes back in time and takes a call on a 94 Civic with intermittent start and helps break it down into simple for all to hear. Ron then recounts finding a correct battery for a 2019 Toyota RAV4 by using www.autobatteries.com as a reference source. He also talks about a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe that had a loud whirring noise and the steps he went through to solve. He closes out the hour answering an email on 02 E-150 van where the person changed the gear ratio in the rear differential and is looking to calibrate the speedometer correctly. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:27

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor - 4/27/24 Hour 1 - Ron starts this episode talking about how to correctly diagnose and fix a vehicle by following a diagnostic routine. He recounts a car from the shop this week; a 16 Mini Cooper.

4/27/2024
Ron starts this episode talking about the value in following a diagnostic routine on a consistent basis to diagnose and fix a vehicle. He recounts a car from the shop this week as an example; a 2016 Mini Cooper with a rear wiper problem. Then he takes a call on an 2007 Mustang GT500 where the cruise control is not working. Ron then talk to a listener that has a whistling 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport, even if the car is not moving. In the news this week Ron covers a story of a possible power emergency in the Texas electrical grid and how it could be related to the EV world. He closes out this hour answering an email on a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser and a question on changing the timing belt and also discusses a recent tech tip from the ALLDATA technical library where a 2018 Ford F150 goes into limp mode due to a computer network problem and what steps need to be take to diagnose it. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:21

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Classic Car Dr. , August 16, 2014, Second Hour, 2cnd Half - Ron opens todays Classic Car Doctor episode working on an oldie but a goodie, an 80's Ford Fairmont.

4/26/2024
Ron opens todays Classic Car Doctor episode working on an oldie but a goodie, an 80's Ford Fairmont. Showing us all that vehicle age has no relevance to a diagnostic approach, he walks us through the steps of what to look for in this no crank, no start vehicle. Ron then goes to Iowa on call to discuss synthetic engine oil, air filters and Nitrogen fill for tires with a caller. He closes it out today talking with a listener in California. The listener has an F150 Pickup with a different engine from the factory install. One of the problems is with the emission control system and how to connect. Ron offers some insight and explains the process. Are you enjoying Classic Car Dr episodes and the look back? Let us know, ron@cardoctorshow.comwww.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:39

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Classic Car Dr, August 16, 2014 , 2cnd Hour, Part 1; Ron starts todays' episode of Classic Car Doctor talking about his favorite tool; its always rights, easy to use and real, real simple,

4/25/2024
Ron starts todays' episode of Classic Car Doctor talking about his favorite tool; its always right, easy to use and real, real simple, Can you guess what it is? As an example he discusses a repair from the shop this week on a customers older Buick. He then goes to New Orleans for a first call and talks to the proud owner of a 2006 Chevy Silverado that has some air conditioning problems only on start up. He then concludes this all talk, no interview episode by talking to a caller addressing their concerns over Top Tier gasoline, how to properly identify it and the benefits of using it. Enjoying these Classic Car Doctor Episodes? More info at www.cardoctorshow.com Contacts us. ron@cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:00

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor - 4/20/24 Hour 2 - Ron starts this episode with a call on an 05 Sienna that has multiple personality disorder; more than just a miss fire and spends some time trying to convince its owner HOW to diagnose in a consistent manner.

4/20/2024
Ron starts this episode with a call on an 05 Sienna that has multiple personality disorder; more than just a miss fire and spends some time trying to convince its owner HOW to diagnose in a consistent manner. His next call is from Richard in Louisiana; he has a 2014 Avalon with a backup camera beeping that stopped working; Ron gets him to the answer with some questions of his own. Ron then responds to an email from a listener in California asking Ron to cover maintaining hybrids on future shows; Ron agrees and provides some quick basic tips with more to come. He then circles back to talk more about the price of gas: The Car Dr closes the hour with a call from Joe in Delaware about a 2016 Ford F250 with broken valve springs : then answers an email on a 14 Subaru that was eating oil : and talks about customer service and why you the consumer should question your mechanic if the answers they give you does not make sense. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:37

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor - 4/20/24 Hour 1 - Ron is very busy this hour; he starts this episode talking about the 80% rule of auto repair; when its ok to take your best shot and guess or as Ron puts it "The Mr. Spock Time Travel Conundrum" to fix a car,

4/20/2024
Ron is very busy this hour; he starts this episode talking about the 80% rule of auto repair; when its ok to take your best shot and guess or as Ron puts it "The Mr. Spock Time Travel Conundrum" to fix a car, He then cites an example from the shop this past week; a 2014 Ford Escape with high mileage and a turbocharger fault. He then helps a caller with an older Toyota Sienna that dies on the road and won’t restart and is more than a little frustrated as he tries to fix it himself. But the good Doctor shows us his bedside manner and walks him through the steps. Ron's next up is 2 for 1; a listener in Maine has questions about changing trans fluid on both his older vehicles with high mileage; a 2008 Toyota Sienna and a 2012 Chevy Malibu. : Next is Bob, a regular Car Dr listener who has questions about a 13 Escape that is consuming coolant : Ron closes out the hour with another story from the shop this week about the older customer and her run in with parking lot concrete bumpers and the ensuing damage. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:08

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Classic Car Dr, August 16, 2014 1st Hour, Part 2 - In this second part of Classic Car Dr this week its all phone calls! Ron opens the segment taking multiple questions//calls on transmission service & repair; Both Chrysler products.

4/18/2024
In this second part of Classic Car Dr this week its all phone calls! Ron opens the segment taking multiple questions//calls on transmission service & repair; Both Chrysler products; one a 1996 Chrysler New Yorker and the other a 1998 RAM 2500 Pickup Truck. He then jumps into a conversation picking up where he left off with John from Vermont who has some additional questions and comments about a recent repair on his Audi. Ron finishes the week trying to finish John's concerns but ultimately runs out of time BUT he is able to guide John back to the previous repair facility with the right questions to ask to address the Audi's problems. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:39

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Classic Car Doctor, August 16, 2014, First Hour, Part 1 - Ron opens the show with a story from his shop. Things were humming along and flowing UNTIL this 1999 Honda Accord showed up with an intermittent crank but no start problem

4/17/2024
Welcome to this weeks Classic Car Doctor lead-off episode. Today its from August 16, 2014 and Ron opens the show with a story from his shop. Things were humming along and flowing UNTIL this 1999 Honda Accord showed up with an intermittent crank but no start problem and no service appointment. It had no spark, no injector pulse and no fuel pressure when it would not start. Once it happened to Ron it didn't take him long to diagnose it. Ron was able to get a diagnostic direction simply by looking at the dash board and reviewing which trouble lights came on when the problem happened. Listen in to hear the diagnostic flow. His first call this hour is from Terry in VT with a 2003 Chevy Pickup and a binding ignition lock cylinder. Ron dispenses some advice on how to proceed and repair. He concludes this episode by answering an email form a listener that has a brake shudder on a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer that is really an ABS issue and a very common problem. Tune in to hear it all. Do you like listening to these Classic Car Dr shows? Please drop us an email; ron@cardoctorshow.com and let us know your thoughts & opinions. Visit our web site for more info as well as links to our growing You Tube Video library. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:59