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.

Episodes

October 1, 2022 36 min

Ron starts this episode talking about Jeeps and several that were in his shop this week : talks about what to do when your lease comes due : talks to Tom about his recall adventure this past week : talks about finding leaks in air conditioning systems : talks about numerous topics including his opinion on putting new engines in older vehicles : talks about an All Data article about a Sentra with all the power windows not working.

 

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Ron starts this episode started asking if you are doing enough taking care of your car and talking about his week and replacing a crank sensor : takes a call on an 07 Pontiac Torrent where the caller needs to change the block heater element and is looking for advice : takes a call on an 07 Liberty with an O2 sensor issue : takes a return call on a 90 Toyota pickup with a possible O2 fault : talks about problems with electric cars :...

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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.

 

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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 s...

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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, Dire...

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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.

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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,...

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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 : ...

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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...

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September 3, 2022 35 min

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.

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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 d...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 d...

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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 ...

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