Ron Ananian The Car Doctor

Ron Ananian The Car Doctor

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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July 17, 2021 44 min

Ron starts this episode talking about the 1973 pink VW Thing that came into his shop this week : takes a call on an 11 Impala Police with a non working AC blower : takes a call on a 10 Mercedes B200 that is stuttering after the transmission bell was replaced : talks about statistics on car fires in the US : takes a call on a 17 Sierra with questions on preventive maintenance with fuel treatments : takes a call on an 11 Accura with ...

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Ron starts this episode talking about Opus IVS scan tools and mechanics needing direction in problem solving : takes a call on a 21 BMW X1 where the fob will not start the car unless it is resting on the steering wheel : talks about the Chevy Bolt catching fire and electric cars in general : takes a call on an 07 Prius with a lean code on bank 1 : takes a call from Ellison, our blind caller from Virginia that drives around his corn...

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Ron starts this episode talking about muscle cars and societal changes involving cars : and talks about a Honda that came in this week with an air conditioning problem – and Ron learns about Apple Pay : takes a call on a 12 Tacoma where the caller is looking for an aftermarket wiring harness source : takes a call on an 86 Chevy K10 pickup asking if he needs a secondary lockout level for the choke on his truck : responds to emails a...

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Ron starts this episode talking about listening to younger people at the gym talking about their cars : chats about a vehicle that came into his shop this week with a battery light on – the driver didn’t realize they lost the alternator, and it ran, with air conditioning, for an hour and a half to get them home : takes a call on a 68 Mustang that has a bad rear pinion seal and a transmission leak : takes a call from a firefighter a...

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Ron starts this episode talking about the costs of electric cars - - and the possible effects on the repair shop : takes a call on a 67 Camaro with a carburetor leaking gas : take a call on a 16 Silverado with a possible problem with the active fuel management system : takes a call on an 04 Tahoe with intermittent ABS engagement for no reason : takes a call on an 06 Trailblazer that the battery is not charging, though the alternato...

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Ron starts this episode talking about why electric vehicles won’t make it as a concept in this country : talks about the “thieves” at a local exhaust shop that put a $2000 catalytic converter on a vehicle that didn’t need it : and starts talking about Tom’s recent experience with an inspection that failed : takes a call on an 09 CRV AWD having starter problems : takes a call on an 03 Mazda Tribute where the door won’t open with the...

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Ron starts this episode talking about the demise of the stick shift car : takes a call on a 15 Legacy with a question on using fuel additives : takes a call on a 65 VW Beetle with fuel system leaks : talks about the US building an electric vehicle charging network : interviews Chip Hanson, CEO of JB Weld : talks about electric car fires : talks about reflashing vehicles : and talks about how long it takes to repair things.

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Ron starts this episode talking about a car he replaced an exhaust system on this week that threw a small evap code after, talks about an air conditioning repair and replacing a bad wheel bearing which taught him patience : takes a call on a 64 Impala Super Sport that has a bad windshield wiper motor : takes a call on an 02 Trailblazer where the caller changed the struts and has a question on a possible leaking steering rack boot :...

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Ron starts this episode by taking a call on an 89 Mustang GT with a new battery that keeps going dead : talks about charging times of electric cars : talks about drum brakes on an electric vehicle because they can easily produce power for the battery through regenerative braking : talks about the electric vehicle future : talks about a 66 El Dorado he was working on this week and the detail in older cars : talks about the air condi...

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Ron starts this episode talking about air conditioning and several other topics : takes a call on an 05 Ranger with a miss when the car is barely warm, then smooths out : takes a call on an 18 Highlander where the caller bought a service contract, and now they want to do a $300 fuel system maintenance that is not in the owner’s manual : takes a call on a 10 RAV 4 where the caller had an oil change done, car was making noise so he l...

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Ron starts this episode asking what does it take to get technicians into the auto repair field : takes a call on a BMW 325i that overheats when driven but not at idle : takes a call on an 07 Silverado and transmission maintenance : takes a call from a listener looking to buy older Volkswagens : talks about attitudes towards electric vehicles : takes a call on a 15 Nissan Versa with a check engine light and it won’t move 

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Ron starts this episode his experience with an ADAS service machine : takes a call from a listener that wanted the transmission fluid changed in his Toyota and they said no, it doesn’t need it – he took it back to the dealership per Ron’s advice – and reports back : takes a call on an 01 Town and Country that had a miss – replaced coil pack – didn’t work correctly – pulled the battery, and it corrected the problem : takes a call on...

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Ron starts this episode talking about when he met Tim McGraw : takes a call on a 10 Prius that shows when he has 9 gallons in the tank, it reports that it is empty : takes a call on a 92 GMC Sierra 1500 where reverse and 4th gear go out when the trans gets warm : takes a call on an 11 Grand Cherokee with a leaky oil pan gasket : takes a call on an 05 Suburban where occasionally the power steering goes out when taking a turn : and a...

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Ron starts this episode talking about doing a water pump in a Chevy Malibu and how the industry has changed and changes in car design : takes a call on an 06 Tundra that has issues after having the trans fluid replaced : takes a call on a 74 Buick GS with questions on the alternator wiring : takes a call on a 2000 Audi A8 that had a problem the caller thought was a good use for Kseal, but the problem turned out to be a loose coil p...

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Ron starts this episode with a call on a 17 Pacifica where the dealership refuses to change the transmission fluid : takes a call from a mechanic working at a dealership who is questioning whether he should remain at a dealer or go to a private shop : talks about an 05 Malibu he worked on this week that is 16 years old that he was having trouble getting brake cables for : and we replay an interview with Ron’s late Uncle Steve, a Wo...

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Ron starts this episode talking about thinking differently about repairs going forward and how things are changing with the story about a car that was in an accident, had body work, and now the backup camera doesn’t work : takes a call on a 13 Silverado with new gears in the rear end and now it whines : takes a call on a 62 Chevy with a frozen front passenger hub : talks with Chuck Kinkaid, Product Manager and Engineering Shop Eqiu...

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Ron starts this episode talking with Kris Lewis, Director of Training at the Automotive Training Group about ADAS systems : talks to his friend Chuck Wanamaker about the Waldwick, NJ car show : answers an email on an 06 Mazda with many issues which may be a computer problem : and ends the show talking about the Right to Repair.

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Ron starts this episode talking about why he fixes cars with a story on the 05 Mercury that did his hand in last week : takes a call on a 21 Toyota Tacoma pickup where the caller questions the 10,000 mile oil change interval : takes a call on an 03 Olds Alero where the fuel pump needs to be replaced : and talks with Joe Rutledge, a real gearhead that Ron is friends with about - cars.

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Ron starts this episode taking a call on a 17 Chrysler Pacifica with questions on changing the transmission fluid : takes a call on a 21 Equinox and questions on start stop technology : takes a call on a 2000 F150 with a dark radio : takes a call on an 06 Silverado with an evap code.

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Ron starts this episode talking about his week and slicing his hand open working on a muffler : takes a call on a 94 Ranger that starts and runs great, but runs rough after restarting : takes a call on an 08 Lincoln MKX that was running fine, started lurching, stopped completely, and the mechanic says it now needs an engine : takes a call on a 99 Mitsubishi Galant where the headlights stopped working.

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