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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October 23, 2021 50 min

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 Bogdanski, 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.

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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...

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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 o...

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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 af...

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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 replac...

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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.

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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 Exp...

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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...

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Ron starts this episode talking about dealers not being infallible and using full synthetic rather than semi synthetic oil : and talks about bad designs : takes a call on an 07 Colorado asking how to remove a wheel hub to change the bearing : takes a call on an 01 Chevy 1500 with a suspension problem : talks about an article he read on how tires will change with electric vehicles : talks about China’s empty factories thanks to thei...

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Ron starts this episode stating that auto repair is somewhat like dating in how to deal with a repair shop : answers an email about degreasing an older engine : talks about wirelessly charging electric cars : takes a return call on a Firebird that has had missing and an update after the caller did what Ron told him to do : talks about an article about tire sealants : takes a call on an 01 Corolla CE where the caller changed the val...

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Ron starts this episode talking about Chevy Bolt owners being asked to part 50 feet from the nearest car : takes a repeat call on a 90 Firebird and the problem that was solved, but was repeatable : tells this week’s studio NEW story : takes a call on a 17 Fusion and battery testing : takes a call on an 06 Tacoma that had a bad speed sensor which was replaced, and now the speedometer isn’t reading at all : and reads a letter from an...

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September 18, 2021 49 min

Ron starts this episode talking about car warranties : takes a call on a 13 F-150 and problems with the blower and temperature controls : talks about the first electric school bus that has appeared in Maine : takes a call on a 91 Chevy C1500 that has lost overdrive after the cam was swapped out : takes a call on a 13 Focus with a serious RPM surge : and ends talking about an 08 Volvo that wasn’t charging.

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Ron starts this episode with a call on an 07 Nissan Versa where the caller is looking for a mechanical latch rather than the electric latch, and a question on a Chevy block that the caller wants to turn into a dummy motor and wanting to make it lighter : takes a call on a 17 Hyundai Elantra having intermittent misses that the dealership updated the software but it is still doing it : takes a call on an 04 Colorado asking about gene...

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Ron starts this episode rebutting a critic who went after him on a podcast review for his stance on electric cars : takes a call on a 90 Firebird Formula where the engine is bucking and missing between 1700 and 2000 RPM : interviews Jenny Page a Product Manager at Cooper Tire on Tire 101 and how to choose tires with winter approaching : goes back to the 90 Firebird : and talks about Mitchell One article on diagnosing.

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September 4, 2021 49 min

Ron starts this episode talking about the Silverado he had with all kinds of weird things going on and how it was fixed : takes a call on finding old Chevys and in particular a 77 Impala : takes a call on a hard starting John Deere push mower : takes a call on a 12 Dodge Avenger with a click when opening the door : takes a call on an 11 Jeep Sport Wrangler with a P0740 code : and takes a call on an 08 Hyundai Azera with a P0102.

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Ron starts this episode talking about the week in the shop – and the service repair shops provide to the community : takes a return call on a Hummer H2 with a random misfire P0300 code and no other codes and speaks with the gentleman’s mechanic : takes a call on an 04 Highlander Ltd with air conditioning and no heat/defroster on the auto climate control : talks about the unsexiness of electric cars.

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Ron starts this episode with a call on an 01 RAV 4 with an emissions nightmare : takes a call on a Ford 500 with a cluster problem and now there are door light problems, air conditioning problems and the battery goes dead : interviews Ted Bradley of AC Avalance about auto air conditioning : takes a call on an 04 H2 Hummer with a P0300.

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Ron starts this episode talking about people at the gym and their car questions and problems and talking about leasing or buying : takes a call on an 01 S10 with a fuel system fault code in regards to the fuel quality : takes a call on an 03 Silverado 2500HD that keeps going into limp mode – the dealer and an independent shop can’t seem to solve it : takes a call on a 65 VW Beetle with fuel line hose problems and asks Ron’s opinion...

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Ron starts this episode with a call on a 2000 Grand Cherokee with a PCI bus failure and a question on a 77 Firebird on how to change the clutch : takes a call on an 04 Chevy pickup with transmission problems : takes a call on a 14 RAM truck with a no crank, no start, no dash lights, no nothing condition : takes a call asking differences between after market coils and manufacturer coils on an 03 Yamaha : takes a call on a 16 Outback...

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Ron starts this episode talking about electric cars and the coming problems : takes a call on a 10 Matrix and changing the transmission fluid : takes a call on a 13 Ridgeline where the caller found 6 quarts of oil in the vehicle when the manual calls for 4-1/2, and wants to know if there is going to be a problem : takes a call on a 65 John Deere diesel with leaking o rings – wants to know if KSeal will help : takes a call on an 08 ...

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