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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 - 1/15/22 - F-150 Oil Pressure Drop

1/15/2022
Ron starts this episode with a call on an 05 CRV with no spark when it gets cold, below about 38 degrees : takes a call asking about aftermarket extended warranties : takes a call on an 18 Renegade with an oil consumption issue : takes a call on a 13 F-150 where the oil pressure drops to zero at idle : takes a call on a 95 Blazer where the caller is having problems with air in the brake lines, and is looking for the correct way to bleed them : and ends with the story of Lisa with a car that...

Duration:00:38:40

The Car Doctor - 1/15/22 - Power Failure At The Shop

1/15/2022
Ron starts this episode talking about how his Monday started – with a power failure at the shop, and watching the power company change the transformer on the pole – and a conversation with the guy from the power company that said there is no infrastructure for electric cars : talks about New Jersey passing a law to get rid of fossil fuel trucks by 2035, then talks about replacing batteries : talks about cleaning crud out from under the hood because you’re breathing all that through your air...

Duration:00:37:17

The Car Doctor - 1/8/22 - The Freightliner with a Bad EGR Valve

1/8/2022
Ron starts this episode chatting with a long time listener, Ellison, who has a question on an 07 Chevy with overheating problems with the transmission : takes a call on an 02 Lincoln LS with fuel system problems : takes a call on electric cars and airplanes : takes a call on a 12 Cascadia Freightliner truck with a Detroit Diesel that has black soot forming in the coolant tank : and talks about a customer that called who had a flat and the hub had rusted to the vehicle. Learn more about your...

Duration:00:38:27

The Car Doctor - 1/8/22 - Why Gas Goes Bad Faster In Motorcycles

1/8/2022
Ron starts this episode talking about diagnosing a vehicle with the story of a 2011 Buick Lucern that came in that ran great one day, and would not start the next day : takes a call on a 13 Journey with a leak between the transmission and the engine and, after working on it, the oil pressure is sky high : takes a call asking why gas in his motorcycles goes bad faster than in his cars : talks about the State of NJ eliminating all but electric trucks by 2035 : talks about the I-95 winter...

Duration:00:37:10

The Car Doctor - 1/1/22 - Coolant Exchange On Your Own?

1/1/2022
Ron starts this episode talking about the EPA mileage standards and an article in the Wall Street Journal regarding them and how the government and manufacturers are going to force electric vehicles by obsoleting parts for gasoline cars : takes a call on a 91 Bronco that drops RPM’s while driving normally, but it doesn’t show in the speed of the vehicle : takes a call on a 17 Mustang GT where the caller asks if he can do a coolant exchange on his own : takes a call on an 09 Tahoe with an O2...

Duration:00:37:55

The Car Doctor - 01/01/22 - 38 Willys Coupe Engine Replacement

1/1/2022
Ron starts this episode talking about the story of the customer that used to repair vehicles and how difficult it sometimes is to work with them : takes a call on a 38 Willys Coupe where the caller is replacing the engine and transmission : takes a call on an 18 Silverado that doesn’t restart when hot : and talks about his wife’s car and what Ford is doing about it. Visit us at https://www.cardoctorshow.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:37:07

The Car Doctor - 12/25/21 - A Chat With Paul Eisenstein

12/25/2021
Ron talks with Paul Eisenstein of TheDetroitBureau.com, taking a look back towards 2021 and a look ahead to 2022. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:47:01

The Car Doctor - 12/25/2021 - Proving An Overheat In December

12/25/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about his Santa trip this year, and proving an overheat in December in the Northeast : takes a call on an 06 Accord with a possible transmission problem, also asking for Ron’s opinion on the Mazda 2.5 Liter engine with cylinder deactivation : talks with Robert McBride of All Data discussing ADAS : goes back to the previous caller with a follow up on a P0401 code he had a few months back : and ends the hour talking about the end of On-Star. Learn more about...

Duration:00:47:55

The Car Doctor - 12/18/21 - Our Electric Infrastructure

12/18/2021
Ron discusses the electric infrastructure in the US and how that impacts the electric future with Manhattan Institute Fellow Mark Mills, Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:37:01

The Car Doctor - 12/18/21 - Talking Air Conditioning. In the Winter??

12/18/2021
Ron starts this episode ranting about General Motors dropping the On-Star phone feature : talks about an 06 Accord where the power seat won’t recline properly : talks about an 85 Monte Carlo with brake issues he has been working on : takes a call on a 16 Lincoln MKX with a transmission problem : talks to Chuck Kinkaid Product Development Manager of Mahle Air Conditioning on trends for 2022 : and finishes the hour talking about next week’s show. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:37:42

The Car Doctor - 12/11/21 - The Hesitating Protege

12/11/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about the posting of a story on his Facebook page about how electric vehicles are endangering the rain forest : takes a call on a 94 Mazda Protégé that is hesitating and jerking coming off of a stop : takes a call on a 14 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a radiator leak : takes a call on an 03 LeSabre with a coolant elbow leak : has a chat with a listener about electric cars, possibly a perpetual motion machine : talks about a power grid failure this winter in...

Duration:00:36:27

The Car Doctor - 12/11/21 - 65 Ford Pickup Ammeter

12/11/2021
Ron starts this episode talking about not knowing which story from the shop to tell this week – and tells a story about breakfast at the diner this morning : takes a call from Mexico on a 94 Grand Marquis that, while coasting down a hill, the check engine lights comes on : takes a call on a 65 Ford pickup where the caller is looking to install it but doesn’t know how : talks about the societal impact of auto repair. Visit Ron at https://www.cardoctorshow.com. Learn more about your ad-choices...

Duration:00:36:41

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