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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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The Car Doctor - 10/7/17 - Why OEM Parts Last Longer

Ron starts the episode talking about why replacement parts don’t last as long as original equipment – takes a call on a 94 GMC Sierra K50 with no heat – talks about an article on GM going all electric – takes a call on cars going all electric and how they may perform in cold environments – talks about diagnosing cars rather than throwing parts at them – and takes a call on a 13 GMC Yukon where the caller is looking to change the shift points on his vehicle. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

35mins

7 Oct 2017

Rank #1

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Car Doctor, January 28, Hour 1

Ron starts the hour talking about the P0128 code when the engine is not coming up to temp fast enough : takes a call on a 2010 Ford F250 with questions on diesel maintenance : takes a call on a 2000 Dodge Stratus with rusting brake lines : and takes a call on both an 06 Crown Vic with leaky intake manifold gaskets and a 95 Dodge Ram with a faulty speedometer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

35mins

28 Jan 2017

Rank #2

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The Car Doctor, July 22, Hr 1, Tires Tires Everywhere

A preponderance of tire questions highlight the hour : Ron talks about various interesting projects at the shop this week : a 60 El Camino has transmission issues : a caller asks when to change the tires on a 15 Mustang : the rear tires are wearing abnormally in an 04 Lexus : and Ron answers an email on brake fluid changes in a 15 Subaru. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

35mins

27 Jul 2017

Rank #3

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The Car Doctor - 5/11/19 - Power Window Odyssey

Ron starts this episode talking about a call from last week’s show, where the caller kept getting water in his oil, and the Chrysler that came in with the rusting oil pan : takes a call on an 05 Honda Odyssey that has power window and power door issues : takes a call on an 07 Honda CRV with AC and heat problems : chats with a caller about his 39 Caddy Lasalle that be bought originally for $65 : and talks about All Data, technical bulletins and mode 6. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

35mins

11 May 2019

Rank #4

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Car Doctor, June 25, Hour 2

Ron starts the hour by asking how long a battery is good for and that you get what you pay for : takes a call from a listener looking for AC maintenance advice : takes a call on an 04 Silverado that won't idle down : and takes a call with comments on his statements regarding the ability of independent auto repair shops to keep repairing cars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

36mins

25 Jun 2016

Rank #5

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The Car Doctor - 6/22/19 - Town & Country Vuvuzela

Ron starts this episode talking about an 06 Lexus 470 LX that he worked on this week : takes a call on a 12 Town and Country that had it’s air conditioner replaced, and when turned on, it sounds like a Vuvuzela : takes a call on an 11 GMC Pickup that has a vibration when first started : takes a call from a gent restoring an S-10 Blazer that is replacing the clutch and needs advice : talks about a vehicle where the radiator can kill the transmission. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

35mins

22 Jun 2019

Rank #6

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The Car Doctor - 7/7/18 - Brake Rotors

Ron starts this episode talking about Tesla : takes a call from a 26 year old woman about buying a car : answers a question about towing with a CVT transmission : talks about determining tire size : takes a call on an 05 Dodge 2500 with a list of codes : takes a call on a 15 Kia Sorrento with questions on brake rotors : and the Sure Track Fix of the Week from Mitchell One is, “What’s in the trunk?” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

36mins

7 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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The Car Doctor - 4/13/19 - Am I A Good Mechanic

Ron starts this episode talking about where does the car repair go downhill : and talks about the woman who came into his shop and asked him if he were any good : takes a call from someone looking for the item Ron uses with propane bottles : takes a call on an 11 Ranger XLT where the overdrive light comes on and flashes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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13 Apr 2019

Rank #8

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Car Doctor, May 14, Hour 2

Ron starts the hour talking about a 2000 Volvo S-40 with high idle speed - to the point where the customer did not need to step on the accelerator to get to Ron's shop : takes a call on first checkup questions to ask on a 2015 Subaru : takes a call on a 97 Mustang with water in the oil : takes a call on a 2004 Chevy Silverado where the heater slide controls are not working correctly : takes a call on maintenance recommendations for a 2016 Camaro SS : answers a Facebook question regarding keyless systems and gives away a Car Doctor T-Shirt : takes a call on an 02 Honda Accord where the radio came on, but can't be shut off : and takes a call on an 03 Nissan Sentra with sporatic overheating problems. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

36mins

14 May 2016

Rank #9

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The Car Doctor - 1/11/20 - How Brakes Work

Ron starts this episode talking about the auto repair industry running out of things to do and explaining how brakes work and when they need to be serviced : takes a call on an 88 Silverado that intermittently shuts off : takes a call on an 08 Taurus where the caller replaced the water pump and now the timing is off : takes a call from a listener that has an idea on alternative power for cars : talks about key fob maintenance. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

35mins

11 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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Car Doctor, February 11, Hour 2

Ron starts the hour talking about an article on auto repairs that can wait : takes a call on a 99 Chevy Lumina with a trunk leak : takes a call on a 93 Ford F-150 that gets hot, then won't start : takes a call on a 2010 F-150 with no power steering assist turning right : takes a call on a 2010 GMC Terrain with mass airflow sensor and O2 sensor codes : takes a call on a 2012 Honda Fit with loose spark plugs : and takes a call from a listener looking to buy a BMW Z4 Roadster that was in an accident. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

37mins

11 Feb 2017

Rank #11

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Car Doctor, April 1, Hr 1, Parts Obsolescence

Parts obsolescence and being able to keep your car on the road is the first topic of discussion : Ron takes a call on a 2010 Acura and using a memory saver : takes a call on a 14 Jeep Grand Cherokee with steering rack issues : takes a call on an 04 Chrysler Caravan with starting issues after accidentally connecting jumper cables backwards : takes a call on a 92 Crown Vic with a crank-no start issue : and takes a call on an 04 Buick LeSabre with a noise from under the hood. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

35mins

1 Apr 2017

Rank #12

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The Car Doctor - 2/24/18 - Dropping the Tranny Pan on a Highlander

Ron starts this episode with a call on an 06 Toyota Highlander where the listener is trying to drop the transmission pan and he also has a cooling system question : takes a call on a battery for a 65 Beetle and an 08 Audi A3 looking for proper seat removal instructions so as not to set off the airbag : takes a call wanting to discuss carbonization in Ford engines : takes a call on a Dodge Caravan where certain things like wipers don’t work : and takes a call from a caller with a similar problem on a Dodge Caravan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

36mins

24 Feb 2018

Rank #13

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Car Doctor, February 20, Hour 1

Ron starts the hour with the story of a 2008 Ford Taurus with a buck and hesitation : takes a call on a 93 Mazda where the caller is smelling gas fumes and also has questions on the rear bearing : interviews Matt Eaton, Product Manager at Denso regarding spark plugs : and takes a call on a 2003 Chrysler mini van that hasn't been run in 6 months. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

37mins

20 Feb 2016

Rank #14

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The Car Doctor - 2/10/18 - The Car That Caught Fire

Ron starts this episode talking about his week and the car that caught fire : takes a call on a 05 Chevy Tahoe with questions on how to properly change the coolant : takes a call on a 98 Jeep that backfires when revved. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

35mins

10 Feb 2018

Rank #15

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Car Doctor, December 17, Hour 2

Ron starts the hour talking about the Volkswagen emissions problem : takes a call on an 02 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a large evap code : takes a call on an 05 Ford Explorer where the transmission is "weak" in reverse : interviews Rob McBride, VP/Project Strategy at All Data : takes a call on an 85 Chevy 3/4 ton pickup with dual gas tanks that won't swap : and recites his Night Before Christmas. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

37mins

17 Dec 2016

Rank #16

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Car Doctor, January 14, Hour 1

Ron starts the hour talking about the 2012 Honda CRV brought in for an intermittent dead battery : takes a call on a 2008 Nissan Rogue where the caller is looking for advice on changing the spark plugs : talks about Fiat Chrysler being caught in emissions cheating : takes a call on an 08 Chevy HHR where the brake light comes on when cold : and takes a call asking about the quality of VW vehicles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

36mins

14 Jan 2017

Rank #17

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The Car Doctor, July 29, Hr 1, Is My Car Worth Keeping?

How many oddball issues can there be in one week? Ron tells you. : a call on an 01 VW Cabrio that is stuck in gear : an 09 Toyota Venza that has hit 100,000 miles - is it worth keeping? : and an email on flying cars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

33mins

29 Jul 2017

Rank #18

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Car Doctor, July 1, Hr 1, Replacing The Alternator In A 2008 Camry

Ron tells the tale of what it takes to replace an alternator in a 2008 Camry : takes a call on an 83 Camaro with a gap in its history : we present a tribute to Ron's Uncle Steve Ananian, a World War II fighter pilot who passed this week and was a guest on Ron's Memorial Day show every year : a discussion on the controversy of the ability to self repair farm equipment and how that can impact car repair : and an email about sealing head gaskets in an 04 Jeep. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

34mins

1 Jul 2017

Rank #19

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Car Doctor, April 1, Hr 2, Diagnosing Diesel Fuel Issues

The call from the previous hour on the 04 LeSabre continues : Ron takes a call on an 06 Caravan with 105,000 miles where the caller asks if he should replace the fuel pump just because : takes a call on an 08 Escape where the accelerator cable keeps breaking : and takes a call on an 01 GMC 2500HD diesel with fuel issues. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

35mins

1 Apr 2017

Rank #20