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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 - 9/24/22 - Focus Hatch Unlatch

9/24/2022
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 for privacy information.

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

9/24/2022
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...

Duration:00:45:49

The Car Doctor - 9/17/22 - Removing 20 Year Old Spark Plugs

9/17/2022
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...

Duration:00:40:06

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

9/17/2022
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 for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:30

The Car Doctor - 9/10/22 - 16 Renegade Rattle

9/10/2022
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...

Duration:00:40:16

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

9/10/2022
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...

Duration:00:45:21

The Car Doctor - 9/3/22 - Synthetic Oil Change on RAV4

9/3/2022
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...

Duration:00:39:35

The Car Doctor - 9/3/22 - The Lexus Saga

9/3/2022
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 for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:48

The Car Doctor- 8/27/22 - Throwing Parts at an F-150

8/27/2022
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...

Duration:00:39:18

The Car Doctor - 8/27/22 - Corvette Knock Sensors

8/27/2022
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 for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:19

The Car Doctor - 8/20/22 - Scan Tools and Servicing Electric Cars

8/20/2022
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 for privacy information.

Duration:00:39:27

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

8/20/2022
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.

Duration:00:40:04

The Car Doctor - 8/13/22 - RAM Cylinder 2 Misfire

8/13/2022
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 for privacy information.

Duration:00:45:18

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

8/13/2022
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.

Duration:00:46:42

The Car Doctor - 8/6/22 - 07 Lincoln Towncar Maintenance

8/6/2022
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 for...

The Car Doctor - 8/6/22 - Looking for a Scan Tool

8/6/2022
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 for...

The Car Doctor - 7/30/22 - How To Properly Diagnose A Vehicle

7/30/2022
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...

Duration:00:39:14

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

7/30/2022
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...

Duration:00:39:39

The Car Doctor - 7/23/22 - CRV Stalls With AC On

7/23/2022
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.

Duration:00:40:07

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

7/23/2022
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.

Duration:00:40:55