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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Ron starts this episode with a call on an 05 Sienna that has multiple personality disorder; more than just a miss fire and spends some time trying to convince its owner HOW to diagnose in a consistent manner. His next call is from Richard in Louisiana; he has a 2014 Avalon with a backup camera beeping that stopped working; Ron gets him to the answer with some questions of his own. Ron then responds to an email from a listener in Ca...

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Ron is very busy this hour; he starts this episode talking about the 80% rule of auto repair; when its ok to take your best shot and guess or as Ron puts it "The Mr. Spock Time Travel Conundrum" to fix a car, He then cites an example from the shop this past week; a 2014 Ford Escape with high mileage and a turbocharger fault.  He then helps a caller with an older Toyota Sienna that dies on the road and won’t restart and is more than...

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In this second part of Classic Car Dr this week its all phone calls! Ron opens the segment taking multiple questions//calls on transmission service & repair; Both Chrysler products; one a 1996 Chrysler New Yorker and the other a 1998 RAM 2500 Pickup Truck. He then jumps into a conversation picking up where he left off with John from Vermont who has some additional questions and comments about a recent repair on his Audi. Ron fi...

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Welcome to this weeks Classic Car Doctor lead-off episode.

Today its from August 16, 2014 and Ron opens the show with a story from his shop. Things were humming along and flowing UNTIL this 1999 Honda Accord showed up with an intermittent crank but no start problem and no service appointment.  It had no spark, no injector pulse and no fuel pressure  when it would not start. Once it happened to Ron it didn't take him long to diagno...

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Ron starts this episode talking about a recent report on HID and LED headlights, night blindness and problems with night vision driving. He wraps up the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 driveshaft repair and talks about the 6, almost 7 week search to find the $2300. part. His next up is a call from a listener in Arizona with an 03 Buick Lesabre with questions on the Mass Airflow Sensor,. Ron answers the questions and also offers some ...

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Ron begins the hour with a repair from his shop this week; a 2009 Honda Odyssey that has a P0325 Knock Sensor fault; he dives in deep talking about the difference between dynamic and static code faults; how to use them to your advantage; and concludes the segment by finishing the tale with what caused the code in the first place and how common it is! Can you guess the cause? His first call this hour is an 04 Dodge 2500 RAM pickup w...

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In this second half of the hours show Ron talks to a listener from Maine that is car shopping. He has a list based on Ron's recommendations in the last few months' Ron walks him thru the good, the bad and the ugly. What to buy and watch out for and what may not be the most desirable. Ron also takes us on a "tour" of how these cars from Model Year 2014 may be diagnosed and repaired discussing at length the procedures for computer re...

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In this blast from the past Ron opens the hour talking about how to be a successful auto repair shop. One of the factors he states is how much auto repair varies by region and location. He offers up his "Dirty Dozen", the basic list of things to always check to ensure a vehicle is in good operating condition. He then takes a call from a listener in Maine who is having problems with tire wear on a 2011 Ford F150. Ron speaks at lengt...

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How about a 2011 Jeep Liberty that runs terrible and has trouble on hot days?  Ron's next up is a bit of a Frankenstein vehicle; the original engine has been replaced by something different .and well, its bits and pieces being held together in this 03 Tacoma. The OBD II port tests show no codes BUT the check engine light is on. Ron offers a definitive approach to get to a conclusion quickly.  He then covers basic mis-fire diagnosti...

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Ron starts this episode railing about how auto repair is being judged by many and done by few and the amateur pontificators. He makes a strong case about how auto repair needs to be a more respected profession. His repair from the shop this week is about a 2018 Jeep Wrangler with failing rocker arms due to poor manufacturing. He takes a call on a 22 Colorado with a low voltage warning and explains why the system is operating as des...

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In the second half of this weeks episode of Classic Car Dr we find Ron finishing up a call from the first half helping a listener make a choice about what vehicle to purchase. He then "take a ride" to Arkansas and helps an older Mazda, a 2002, with a potential charging system problem. 

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Welcome to the 1st posting Of Classic Car Dr. This episode of The Car Doctor is from September 27, 2014. In this first half of hour 1 Ron  talks about maintaining cars for customers over time; the generational affect of working on the parents and then the kids cars. He discusses an older Jeep that has some serious problems among which is a power steering leak that could lead to a fire. He concludes this segment with a call from som...

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Ron starts this episode talking about the full moon and what  strange things happen in a repair shop as a result; one of which was the woman who came in at the beginning of the week & wanted to leave her suitcase in his shop : takes a call on a 12 Camry with a hesitation that's been going on for over 8 years: takes a call on a 14 Charger with ABS and Traction Control lights from Montreal. His repair of the week is a 15 Acura MD...

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Ron starts this episode talking about changes to the car doctor website to help listeners learn more and get more information to solve their problems. He also talks about the next generation of auto technicians; how they can get started in the business and what they should do to stay in it long term. The phone calls start this episode with a return caller and his 18 Hyundai Tuscon that is burning oil. He talks about used car prices...

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Once again we sit down with Haresh Gobin of Launch Tech USA and talk scan tools; what they are and how important to have one to properly perform vehicle diagnostics. The past, present and future development including EV's From March 23, 2024 Hour 2 Broadcast.

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Ron welcomes first time guest Cody Smith of Cloyes Gear, manufacturer of timing chain components and gears. They chat about the do and don't of upkeep and talk in depth about timing chain design and use in today's engines. 

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Ron starts this episode talking about a Subaru that needed an exhaust system : talks about maintenance issues he's seen lately : takes a call on 15 Camry and the tire monitoring system : talks with Haresh Gobin of Launch on scan tools, ADAS, and scan tools with electric vehicles.

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Ron starts this episode talking about an 09 Caddilac CTS with a second water pump : talks about an 06 Camry that came into his shop for service that started with 3 different brands of tires on it : takes a call on a 2020 Legacy and replacing the rear brakes : talks with Cody Smith, Technical Product Director of Cloyes Gear on the subject of timing chains.

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Ron starts this episode talking about a 19 Transit that had critters and wouldn’t crank : takes a call regarding extended warranties : takes a call on a 13 Scion with stuck rings that is burning oil : takes a call on a 20 Legacy with rear brake caliper pistons that are frozen : and takes a call about the hard to find water pump on that Caddy CTS from hour 1 of this weekends show.

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Ron starts this episode talking about the Thing : and talks about obsolete parts with the story of an 03 Civic with its airbag light on : takes a call on an 07 Laredo that simply shuts off : takes a call on a 17 Fusion with trapped lug nuts looking for possible costs to replace : takes a call on an 09 Cadillac CTS which has 2 water pumps…..and GM apparently no longer makes them : answers an email on changing transmission fluid on C...

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