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Ron Ananian The Car Doctor

Automotive

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.

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.

Location:

New York, NY

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

59 West Prospect Street Waldwick, New Jersey 07463 1-855-560-9900


Episodes

The Car Doctor - 5/23/20 - World War II with Uncle Steve

5/23/2020
Ron starts this episode with a call on a 10 Camry where it feels like the engine is slowing the vehicle coming to a stop : takes a call on an 06 Jetta with crank but no start : and we run an older interview with Ron’s Uncle Steve, now deceased, who was a pilot during World War II : and talks about a 2004 Silverado where the throttle would drop and the door locks would cycle – a Mitchell One Sure Track repair. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:37:03

The Car Doctor - 5/23/20 - Inspection Troubleshooting

5/23/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about the 09 Corolla that came in with bad brakes this week and had problems passing inspection : takes a call on an 05 Sentra with a starter that just spins : takes a call from someone looking to possibly purchase a 20 F350 and looking for Ron’s opinion : takes a call on a 16 Audi asking if he can put larger tires on it : takes a call on an engine with a 90 Bronco with a 94 4 Liter engine that is over heating : takes a call on a 13 GMC 1500 looking for info...

Duration:00:38:06

The Car Doctor - 5/16/20 - Battery Charging Complications

5/16/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about how complicated battery charging is these days : takes a call with questions on towing with a 20 Subaru Ascent : takes a call on an 07 Honda Civic that needs a new radio and where Honda wouldn’t honor their paint warranty, and the caller asks if she should purchase another Honda : talks about charging a battery : takes a call on a RAM 2500 where Ron gave good advice : takes a call on a 14 Sienna with a battery drain : takes a call on a 2005 Silverado...

Duration:00:37:52

The Car Doctor - 5/16/20 - Pity the Poor Sparkplug

5/16/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about pitying the poor spark plug and its lack of respect : takes a call looking to see if there are diagnostic tools for OBD-1 vehicles : talks about the new cash for clunkers program : takes a call for a caller looking to discuss the largest engines available in pickup trucks : takes a call with a story on an 85 Ranger that had a severe miss when it rained : talks about the difficulty of getting the same brand and type of parts for a vehicle he worked on...

Duration:00:37:39

The Car Doctor - 5/9/20 - Hard Starting Honda Accord

5/9/2020
Ron starts this episode taking a call on a 98 Honda Accord that is hard starting in wet weather : takes a call on a 13 F-150 where the cooling fans are running full tilt : takes a call looking to discuss all the new “add ons” to cars like ADAS : takes a call on an 06 Grand Caravan with a clunk in the front end : and takes a call about Audi oil consumption. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:38:45

The Car Doctor - 5/9/20 - ADAS Systems

5/9/2020
Ron starts this episode asking if you really know what you are doing for a living is right : takes a call on an 09 Tacoma where new leaf springs don’t fit properly and the supplier says to shim them : talks with George Lesniak, Director of Sales and Training in ADAS for Autel regarding ADAS systems : and ends with a Sure Track repair of the week on an ADAS system. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:37:37

The Car Doctor - 5/2/20 - Is a Broken Car Like A Haunted House?

5/2/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about the commonality between a haunted house and a broken car and a chat about essential workers, and a chat about Elon Musk putting a plant in the Midwest, and a question on gas prices : answers a scan tool email : takes a call on an 02 Lincoln Town Car that sometimes stalls after first start when it is put into gear : talks about Autel scan tools : talks about extended range oil filters. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:39:03

The Car Doctor - 5/2/20 - 63 MPH Stanley Steamer

5/2/2020
Ron starts this episode with a story of a Stanley Steamer doing 63 mph : takes a call on a 64 Mustang where the owner’s manual says use 92 Octane leaded fuel – so, what should be used these days? : takes a call on an 01 Olds Silhouette and questions on a window switch : takes a call on a 12 Kia Sorrento with a battery draw that the caller can’t find : takes a call on a 17 Subaru Legacy where all the dash icons came on, and several items were then disabled in the vehicle. Learn more about...

Duration:00:38:30

The Car Doctor - 4/25/20 - Malibu Dipstick Foam

4/25/2020
Ron starts with a call on an 04 Malibu Classic with foam on the dipstick : takes a call on finding a good scan tool for an 18 Camry : and takes a call on a Tacoma with water coming out the exhaust smoke with white smoke – and it’s losing coolant : takes a call on an 18 VW Tiguan that is reporting a headlamp problem after a car accident : takes a call on a 94 Skylark that won’t shift automatically, but will shift manually : takes a call on an 11 Tundra with a mushy brake pedal : takes a call...

Duration:00:39:53

The Car Doctor - 4/25/20 - Fixing A Car With No Parts

4/25/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about when fixing a car doesn’t require parts : takes a call on an 08 Nissan Frontier pickup where the drivers side window is intermittent – but slamming the door 3 times fixes it temporarily : takes a call from a listener looking to buy a Ford Escape – he presently drives a 15 Subaru Forrester : takes a call on an 86 F150 that sputters and quits after warming up : and talks about how to spot a car person. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:40:11

The Car Doctor - 4/18/20 - Should You Replace Your Car

4/18/2020
Ron starts this episode with a call regarding painting the underside of the car : takes a call on an 11 Sienna and questions about a transmission flush : discusses the building blocks of auto repair : and answers an email regarding checking odometer accuracy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:39:09

The Car Doctor - 4/18/20 - Estimates

4/18/2020
Ron starts this episode asking when an estimate is not an estimate : takes a call on an 01 Accura where the radio only gets reception about 10% of the time : takes a call on a 67 Mercedes SL with questions on replacing the engine : takes a call on a 2000 Olds Bravada with erratic fuel readings : takes a call on an 07 Chrysler 300C with shift lever issues : and discusses fuel quality and freshness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:38:59

The Car Doctor - 4/11/20 - Have You Created Your Own Problem

4/11/2020
Ron starts this episode asking if you have created your own problem, and talks about engine replacement : takes a call from a listener wanting to know if he should "divorce" his Chevy pickup : answers an email on electric vehicles and the carbon footprint : takes a call on an 04 Chevy Tahoe asking when the timing chain should be replaced : answers an email regarding scan tools : and talks about putting together an emergency kit for your car. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:38:38

The Car Doctor - 4/11/20 - Maintenance Needed at the End of the Pandemic

4/11/2020
Ron starts this episode by discussing the maintenance needed on cars sitting around because of the pandemic : takes a call regarding needed maintenance on a 15 Subaru that is 5 years old with 35,000 miles : takes a call on an 04 Accord asking if it is worth keeping : and takes a call on a 99 Chevy pickup with a no crank/no start condition. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:38:13

The Car Doctor - 4/4/20 - Prius Battery Costs

4/4/2020
Ron starts this episode with a call on an 06 Silverado with a piston slap : takes a call on an 06 RAM 2500 that smokes and loses power on a full tank of fuel, but runs fine with the tank at 1/4 : takes a call on a 17 Cherokee with an intermittent service shifter light : talks about Prius battery replacement costs : takes a call on an 18 F150 that is burning oil : takes a call regarding which scan tool to buy to get into the modules on an 11 VW GTI : takes a call on oil use in a 17 Buick...

Duration:00:38:17

The Car Doctor - 4/4/20 - Cars and Kids

4/4/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about driving around these days and how brake rotors are starting to rust from lack of use : takes a call on an 09 Tacoma with a howl in the front end : takes a call on oil changes where the caller inquires about filling the filter with clean oil before putting it on the engine : talks to Robbie Green, a Broadcast Engineer from Texas, about him introducing his 6 year old son to cars : and takes a call on an 06 Bentley with a surge in the engine. Learn more...

Duration:00:37:38

The Car Doctor - 3/28/20 - Car Maintenance Basics

3/28/2020
Ron starts this episode by talking about network communications srategies in cars : takes a call on a Grand Cherokee with a P0740 code : takes a call asking about stealing the codes on a key fob : discusses an article on Ford quickly retooling to make ventilators : answers an email on network loop configurations in GM cars : answers an email on car maintenance basics average owners can do : takes a call on car maintenance basics : takes a call regarding the Coronavirus : talks about his car...

Duration:00:39:13

The Car Doctor - 3/28/20 - Ron's 1500th Show

3/28/2020
Ron starts his 1500th show chatting with his first big time radio general manager, Bob Bruno : tells his best car story about being towed and having the wheel fall off the car : takes a call on an 06 Focus with a nasty rattle on start up : takes a call on a 19 Escape S that has no CD player, and the caller asks if you can put the radio/CD from an 18 Escape into it : takes a call on a 15 Volvo where the entertainment system has frozen up : and answers an email regarding the use of K-Seal....

Duration:00:39:50

The Car Doctor - 3/21/20 - The "Them" Story

3/21/2020
Ron starts this episode telling his “them” story : takes a call on an 09 Escape with a bad evap valve : takes a call looking to discuss portable jump boxes : takes a call on a 14 GMC Sierra that has a slight clunk in the steering : takes a call on a 94 Caddy where the caller replaced the shocks and now has a relay to wire up : talks about the GM Heritage website. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:37:17

The Car Doctor - 3/21/20 - Car Emergency Management Kit

3/21/2020
Ron starts this episode talking about an emergency management kit for your car with this Corona virus problem : takes a call on an 18 Ford Ecosport that is getting terrible gas mileage : takes a call on a 15 Lexus RX450 and oil change intervals : takes a call on an 08 Chrysler Town and Country with the brake light coming on : takes a call on an 03 Buick LeSabre with a leaking transmission pan gasket. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:36:57