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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February 17, 2024 35 mins

Ron starts this episode talking about a car with a wiring harness that was “repaired” : takes a call on an 09 Escape where the caller asks if he should be using Ford parts or after market, and a  discussion on brakes : takes a call on a 12 Equinox that surges when coming to a stop : takes a call on a 21 Bronco and questions about a window rattle : takes a call on an 04 PT Cruiser where the blinkers for 10 seconds then stop.

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Ron starts this episode talking about renovations and upgrades with the story of a pink VW Thing : takes a call on a 97 Yukon with spongy brakes : talks about a Buick Regal that has a faulty ABS system, talking about MA inspection with ABS : takes a call on a 17 Maxima and a question on whether to have the dealer do a transmission flush or go elsewhere.

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Ron starts this episode talking about an article on brake hoses on All Data : takes a call on a 93 Buick Regal with an ABS light : answers an email on a 59 Corvette and questions on polishing and cleaning chrome : answers an email on a 15 Subaru that needs tires : takes a call on a 17 Fusion where the caller is asking what he can expect for useful life if all the maintenance is done by the book : talks about an 11 RAV4 that needed ...

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Ron starts this episode talking about an interesting two trucks he worked on this week – an F150 where the owner wanted all driveline fluids changed, and a 2020 RAM where all the fluids needed to be changed badly : takes a call on button start on cars, and asking advice on which new vehicle to buy : takes a call on an 05 Sentra where the caller is looking to put a quick strut kit on it : takes a call on an 03 LeSabre where the rear...

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Ron starts this episode talking about a 12 Equinox with a fuel smell and the fuel line was leaking : answers an email about a 20 Accura and a recall for bad connecting rods and ends and cranksafts falling out of the vehicles : answers an email with intermittent blowers : takes a call on a 16 Jetta with a failed transmission : takes a call on a 99 Ford and questions on the spark plugs – and also, planned obsolescence : talks about b...

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February 3, 2024 35 mins

Ron starts this episode talking about a vehicle he repaired where he had to smoke the evap system, had to call tech support for the welder, and there was a Car Doctor sighting : takes a call on a 15 CRV with an intermittent push button start : talks about welding in general with a caller : talks about nostalgia with an auto repair shop : talks about an 89 Caprice he worked on this week : talks about an F150 with stuck spark plugs.

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Ron starts this episode with an email about buying a car : takes a call from a caller looking to buy a car : tells a story of a 17 Subaru with a large evap leak : takes a return call on a Mercedes C300 with a crank no start : takes an email on a Forrester looking for recommendations on running the car if they wish to store it periodically : talks about tools and proper care and use of tools with the story of a wasted body module.

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Ron starts this episode talking about a 21 Nissan Rogue with a blown engine and another that needed tires : takes a call on a 15 Grand Caravan with an oil leak : takes a call on a 12 GMC Terrain with a failed engine : takes a call on an 07 Highlander where, in DC, the caller had to replace a gasket that dripped oil on the exhaust manifold and he is asking what would have happened with a NJ inspection : and talks about a 10 Escape t...

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Ron starts this episode talking about evap problems as he’s seen a lot of them this week, in particular, an 08 Hyunai : takes a call on a 16 Legacy with a rattle in the rear : takes a call on an 02 Impala that has trouble starting after it’s warm : takes a call on an 09 Mercedes C300 with a crank no start condition.

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Ron starts this episode talking about having a sit down with the Pittsburgh area Car Doctor Fan Club : talks about a 66 Caddy he was working on in the shop that needed a starter and the quality of parts : takes a call on a 14 CRV where the alternator was replaced and now the gas mileage has dropped : takes a call on an 84 Renault Alliance making a ginding noise in 4th and 5th gear : and takes a call on a 15 Legacy with the heat shi...

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Ron spends this episode chatting with Mark Mills of the Manhattan Institute regarding states and countries pulling back from an electric car mandate.

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Ron starts this episode with a call on maintenance costs on a BMW X3 after it comes off lease : takes a call on a 16 E150 with multiple problems that turned out to be the wiring harness : takes a question on tire safety with a tire with a gouge in the sidewall : and takes a call on a 22 RAM diesel that sat for a couple of weeks and now has serious problems.

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Ron starts this episode with a call on an 01 Town and Country with a MAF sensor fault : takes a call on a 16 F150 that shudders and dies at idle : takes a call on a 14 CRV that is losing oil between oil changes : takes a call on a 14 RAM where the caller replaced the headlamps with HID replacements and gets a “no headlights” error message and no power at the headlights : takes a call from someone that takes cabs off of Ford Super D...

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Ron starts this episode talking about motor oil : takes a call on an 07 Suburban with a small evap error that keeps coming back : takes a call on an 08 Accord with a constant battery light : and takes a call on an 07 Highlander that needs lower control arm bushings.

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Ron starts this episode talking about sequential failure with the story of a 14 Wrangler where the check engine light has been on for over a year : answers an email regarding an 18 Escape with a misfire on cylinder 3 : takes a call from a listener looking to buy a 12 Escalade with over 200K on it : talks about an 18 Cross Trek that was making a noise that turned out to be a failed rear wheel bearing.

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Ron starts this episode with a call on an 09 Impala that chugs on cold start up : talks about learning mechanics with no shop classes in schools these days : takes a call on an 86 Crown Victoria and questions on coolant : talks about maintenance.

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Ron starts this episode talking about tire pressure systems on a 21 Nissan Rogue and a 19 Ford where things would stop working randomly : takes a call on a 16 Audi A5 an questions on the proper operation of the turbo : answers an email about purchasing a 14 Escape : takes a call on a 13 Lexus ES-350 with a noise in the rear end, the mechanic replaced the bushings, noise is still there : talks about his Uncle Steve : talks about bro...

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Ron starts this episode talking about a 16 Jeep Renegade with difficulty putting gas into it : takes a call on a 40 Packard where the back brakes get extremely hot : takes a call on a 15 F250 with a malfunctioning traction control system : and talks about a 15 Lexus that needed brake calipers.

 

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Ron starts this episode talking about a new customer who tried to work on his own Infinity, and talks about the loss of things like auto shop in high schools : and talks about how cars are designed : takes a call from a hands on person about the difficulty of working on cars : takes a call with questions on Honda CVT transmissions : talks about push button shifters and a new use he found for PB Blaster : talks about why remote star...

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Ron starts this episode talking about new customers and their stories and the story of a 15 Infinity Q50 : takes a call on a 10 F-150 that makes a low grinding sound, but that goes away if you let up on the gas : takes a call on remote start kits : talks about a 17 Ford Escape where the owner tried to replace his own battery : talks about a 17 Explorer with an airbag fault.

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