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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, April 22, Hr 1, What Is The Value Of An Experienced Technician?

Apr 22, 2017 - 00:00:00

What is the value of an experienced technician is the topic of this hour of The Car Doctor. Ron starts by discussing the VW fine and his experiences installing new security cameras at the shop : takes a call on an 01 Chevy S10 pickup with AC issues : answers an email expressing the value of an experienced technician : discusses Toyota valve cover gaskets : takes a call on a 16 Toyota Camry with an oil leak : and answers an email regarding the quality of car parts.

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Car Doctor, April 22, Hr 2, OK-So You Operate The Power Window And The Radio Goes Off?

Apr 22, 2017 - 00:00:00

OK - so you operate the power window and the radio shuts off? is the topic of discussion to start this hour of The Car Doctor : Ron takes a call from a listener with a suggestion to solve his Miata bolt dilemma from last week's show : answers an email on bad AC evaporator drain hoses in Toyota Camrys : answers an email about the possibility of using model car kits to get and keep kids interested in cars : discusses whether a parking brake should be used in a driveway with a slight incline : takes a call on an 01 Toyota Celica GT that is smoking and using 5 quarts of oil in a week : and talks about a learning moment with a 10 Ford Escape he worked on this week.

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Car Doctor, April 15, Hr 1, How Do We Get Kids Interested In Cars?

Apr 15, 2017 - 00:00:00

How do we get kids interested in cars and car repair? A question asked by Ron looking for listener input. The show starts with Ron talking with Andy Boyd of 3M about their new Accuspray paint system : Ron takes a call on an 01 Tacoma with brake issues : takes a call on an 07 Camry where the air conditioning evaporator coil is draining into the passenger compartment : and talks about a AAA article on cars that are not maintained breaking down.

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Car Doctor, April 15, Hr 2, The Guy Who Told You He Knew Transmissions Did What?

Apr 15, 2017 - 00:00:00

The guy who told you he knew transmissions did what? is a topic of discussion with a caller. Ron opens with a story about changing the timing belt on a Miata and how the alignment markers made no sense : takes a call on an 07 Impala with questions on the heating controls and their interaction with a remote start system : takes a call on a Buick Rondevous where the transmission was replaced by someone who did not fully understanding what they were doing and now may need to be junked : takes a call on an 07 Ford F150 and an 08 Prius with the caller asking about proper maintenance past 200,000 miles : and takes a call on an 01 Taurus with flashing oil and gas cap lights.

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Car Doctor, April 8, Hr 1, You Built a Car So The Roof Can Leak?

Apr 8, 2017 - 00:00:00

You Built a Car So The Roof Can Leak? - The hour starts with a call discussing extended oil change intervals : Ron takes a call on a 98 Ford Expedition with a shimmy that comes and goes : takes a call on a 94 Buick Roadmaster that bucks between 40-70 MPH : discusses a water leak in a Honda Odyssey caused by the poor spot welds in the sectioned roof : and takes a call about cars that accelerate very quickly and could this finally be leading to flying cars?

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Car Doctor, April 8, Hr 2, Carbon Buildup in a Ford Eco Boost Engine

Apr 8, 2017 - 00:00:00

Carbon Buildup in a Ford Eco Boost Engine is a topic of discussion. Ron discusses a generator that was rebuilt incorrectly : takes a call about tires and aftermarket parts : takes a call about carbon buildup in a Ford Eco Boost Engine : takes a call on a 2016 Toyota Corolla with hail storm damage : takes a call on an ignition switch in a 2012 Ford Escape.

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Car Doctor, April 1, Hr 1, Parts Obsolescence

Apr 1, 2017 - 00:00:00

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.

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

Apr 1, 2017 - 00:00:00

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.

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Car Doctor, March 25, Hr 1, The TST Big Event

Mar 25, 2017 - 00:00:00

Auto industry experts from around the country gather at the Westchester, NY Marriott to talk industry trends with Ron.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, March 25, Hr 2, The TST Big Event

Mar 25, 2017 - 00:00:00

Auto industry experts from around the country gather at the Westchester, NY Marriott to talk industry trends with Ron.

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Car Doctor, March 18, Hr 1, OBD-II

Mar 18, 2017 - 00:00:00

Jerry Truglia discusses the upcoming TST Trade Show : Ron takes a call on a Toyota Pickup with idle issues : talks with Jennifer Grabowski, Product Manager at Bosch about OBD-II and what it is : and takes a call with questions on oil, extended oil change intervals, and a new oil on the market guaranteed good for 20,000 miles.

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Car Doctor, March 18, Hr 2, Brake lights stuck on

Mar 18, 2017 - 00:00:00

Extended oil change intervals open the hour : Ron takes a call on an 87 F-150 with a burnt oil valve resistor : takes a call on an 01 Saturn SC-2 that stalls going uphill : takes a call on an 08 Chevy Silverado with brake lights stuck on : takes a call on a 55 Desoto with no output from the generator : and takes a call on a 99 Honda CRV with a rodent infestation.

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Car Doctor, March 11, Hour 1

Mar 11, 2017 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour stating that car companies actually do a good job keeping track of parts inventory with a story about fixing one of his computers : takes a call on an 01 Taurus where the security system may be affecting the fuel pump : takes a call on an 08 Nissan asking about oil changes and an issue after changing the catalytic converter : and takes a call on a 96 Jeep Cherokee where 2 injectors are not firing correctly.

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Car Doctor, March 11, Hour 2

Mar 11, 2017 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with a call on a 2000 Buick LeSabre with power window issues : takes a call looking for a recommendation on a pickup for towing a camper : answers an email on airbag problems that possibly point to the front impact sensor : takes a call on a 14 Subaru Outback where the caller asks how to treat the engine that was replaced at 30,000 miles : takes a call on an 08 Toyota Tundra regarding the class action lawsuit over undercarriage problems : takes a call on an 07 VW Tourig TDI where fumes are getting into the passenger compartment : takes a call on an 01 Chevy Blazer with no high beams : and takes a call on an 05 Dodge Ram with various electrical problems and no available repair parts.

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Car Doctor, March 4, Hour 1

Mar 4, 2017 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour asking if you know exactly what you're getting with your auto service : takes a call from a caller who took his car to a dealer for an oil change and they did not change the oil : takes a call asking for Ron's opinion on a compact SUV the caller is considering purchasing : takes a call on a 11 Dodge Avenger with a misfire : and answers an email regarding All Data.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, March 4, Hour 2

Mar 4, 2017 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour by commenting on the used car ads in the newspaper today : takes a call on an 87 Bronco II where the seat belt buckle won't release : takes a call on an 03 Chevy S10 with a pecking noise : takes a call on an 05 Ford Ranger with transmission problems : takes a call on an 04 F150 wit a check engine light ad a code that it is running lean on cylinder 2 : and takes a call on an 07 F150 where the caller did his own emergency brakes - and now they won't hold the car in the forward position.

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Car Doctor, February 25, Hour 1

Feb 25, 2017 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the repair of the week - a bicycle tire repair : takes a call asking about the best way to decarbonize a Honda engine : takes a call from a listener looking for Ron's opinion on the Toyota Highlander, the Honda Pilot and the Nissan Pathfinder : and takes a call on an 08 Escape where the right front brake is locking up and nothing apparent is wrong.

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Car Doctor, February 25, Hour 2

Feb 25, 2017 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about failsafe systems in cars : takes a call from a listener considering the purchase of an 05-07 Dodge Magnum RT : interviews John Robinson of General Tire : takes a call on an 04 Saturn with a difficult to locate oil leak : and takes a call on a 2000 Ranger with an apparent bad transmission.

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Car Doctor, February 18, Hour 1

Feb 18, 2017 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about changes in gasoline and people taking "stupid pills" - takes a call on a 99 Chevy Lumina with a slow coolant leak : takes a call on an 01 Chrysler 300 with leaking tires : and takes a call on a 14 Ford Fusion where the caller has questions on performance enhancement.

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Car Doctor, February 18, Hour 2

Feb 18, 2017 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about a package he received this week from a school in Ohio : takes a call on an 05 Pontiac Vibe with a check engine light and a lean mixture code : takes a call on an 05 Chrysler Sebring with questions on whether to replace the timing chain : takes a call on a 97 Chevy 1600 with a check engine light : takes a call on an 08 Ford Expedition where the transmission has a kick when shifting to or from 1st gear : and takes a call on an 08 GMC Sierra with a lean code on 2 banks.

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Car Doctor, February 11, Hour 1

Feb 11, 2017 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the "car count" : takes a call on how to properly treat a turbo engine : takes a call on an 04 Dodge RAM 5.7 Hemi with questions about an exhaust manifold repair : and takes a call on a 2010 Jeep Compass with no heat.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, February 11, Hour 2

Feb 11, 2017 - 00:00:00

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.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, February 4, Hour 1

Feb 4, 2017 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the case of the non working headlight : takes a call on a remote start system that is throwing codes : takes a call on a 90 Cavalier where the caller is looking for advice on wiring the headlights : takes a call on an 89 Olds Cutlass Sierra with a code 33 and a miss : and takes a call on how to keep tires properly inflated in wildly fluctuating winter temperatures.

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Car Doctor, February 4, Hour 2

Feb 4, 2017 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the Ford F-350 with a check engine light regarding the system voltage : takes a call on a 95 Lexus with transmission issues : takes a call on an 04 Silverado with ABS issues : takes a call on an 05 Mazda Tribute with a misfire and O2 sensor issues : and takes a call where the caller is asking about scan tools and smartphones.

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Car Doctor, January 28, Hour 1

Jan 28, 2017 - 00:00:00

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.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, January 28, Hour 2

Jan 28, 2017 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour continuing the call on the 06 Crown Vic with leaky intake manifold gaskets and the 95 Dodge Ram with a faulty speedometer : takes a call on an 04 Malibu Classic that had P300 and P320 codes, the modules were replaced, now he has spark but no fuel : takes a call on an 05 Dodge Caravan where the door buttons do not work : takes a call on a 2011 Dodge Ram turbo that is throwing a turbo error : takes about changes in the brakes that are available these days.

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Car Doctor, January 21, Hour 1

Jan 21, 2017 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour discussing the repair - and verification - process and the real approach to car repair : takes a call on an 04 Dodge SLT that is going through water pumps : and takes a call on an 03 Ford E-250 with heat issues.

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Car Doctor, January 21, Hour 2

Jan 21, 2017 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about a Jeep Liberty with an intermittent misfire on cylinder 3 : takes a call on an 06 Scion XB that sounds like there are marbles in the engine : takes a call on an 03 F-150 that was in an accident - was repaired - and now when the headlights are turned on, the engine dies : and takes a call on an 02 Ranger that smoked and ran rough once, but this has not repeated.

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Car Doctor, January 14, Hour 1

Jan 14, 2017 - 00:00:00

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.

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Car Doctor, January 14, Hour 2

Jan 14, 2017 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the rankings of the most expensive cars to repair : takes a call on an 01 Ford truck with a problem in cylinder 7 : takes a call on an 01 Honda Civic that wont start when cold : takes a call on an 03 Grand Am that needs an intake gasket : and takes a call on an 07 Nissan Armada where the caller asks how to prolong its life.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, January 7, Hour 1

Jan 7, 2017 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about car technology and self driving cars and how both are affecting the industry : takes a call from a listener looking to buy a 13 Focus and has a power shifting question : takes a call on a 95 Olds Cutlass Supreme with an intermittent high temp/no heat condition : and takes a call on an 06 Caddy CTS with questions on changing the air compressor for the air shocks.

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Car Doctor, January 7, Hour 2

Jan 7, 2017 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour discussing the "wallet flush" and fluid change intervals : takes a call on replacing a 93 Pathfinder with another vehicle : takes a call on a 95 Jeep Wrangler with no spark : takes a call on a 95 Ranger with shifting issues : interviews Kevin Ansell, Technical Services Engineer at 3M on winter preparations : takes a call from a listener considering purchasing an 09 or 10 Highlander and wants Ron's opinion : and takes a call asking how you determine if a head gasket is blown on an 01 Escort without removing the head.

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Car Doctor, December 31, Hour 1

Dec 31, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the services he calls "the wallet flush" : takes a call asking for his opinion on the purchase of an early model SUV : takes a call on an 08 Honda Accord that was just purchased and has 88,000 miles on it - the caller is looking for service advice : and takes a call on a 76 Chrysler Cordoba with a crank, no start condition.

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Car Doctor, December 31, Hour 2

Dec 31, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with a call on a 97 Chevy K1500 with a miss : takes a call on an 09 Buick LeCern CXL where the caller is looking for advice on how to properly store the vehicle for a few months : takes a call on an 04 Chevy Silverado with many minor issues - like the AC does not work : takes a call on an 07 Lincoln Town Car where the battery discharges : answers an email on the maintenance schedule of a Toyota RAV-4 : and talks about the 2005 Mercury Milan brought into his shop this week for a computer flash.

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Car Doctor, December 24, Hour 1

Dec 24, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron has taken off unexpectedly to help Santa at the North Pole, so we present the Christmas show from 2013. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from The Car Doctor Show.

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Car Doctor, December 24, Hour 2

Dec 24, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron has taken off unexpectedly to help Santa at the North Pole, so we present the Christmas show from 2013. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from The Car Doctor Show.

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Car Doctor, December 17, Hour 1

Dec 17, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about a guy who walked into his shop and wanted the alternator replaced in a Ford Explorer : takes a call on a 2012 Toyota Highlander with a high idle problem : takes a call on a 2000 Ford Focus wagon with a loud cabin noise that may be related to a bearing or the tires : and takes a call on an 06 Caravan with a rough idle and a P0404 code.

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Car Doctor, December 17, Hour 2

Dec 17, 2016 - 00:00:00

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.

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Car Doctor, December 10, Hour 1

Dec 10, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour stating that he actually (gasp!) likes working on Volkswagens, and tells a story about a timing belt he replaced this week : takes a call on a 2002 Chevy 3/4 ton pickup with brake problems : talks to Harlen Siegel of Launch Tech about coming trends and automotive Christmas gifts : and takes a call regarding a hub or transmission bearing issue in a 2003 Honda.

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Car Doctor, December 10, Hour 2

Dec 10, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with a call on a 2001 Blazer that won't pass inspection : takes a call on a 64 Triumph TR4 that hasn't been started for 4 years asking how to safely start it : takes a call asking how long one can expect one of today's cars to last : and takes a call regarding using summer tires in winter.

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Car Doctor, December 3, Hour 1

Dec 3, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about oil change intervals : answers an email regarding the shelf life of oil : takes a call on a 2013 Subaru Outback with a hard start under 40 degrees : takes a call on a 2009 Infinity with a P0524 code : and takes a call with questions on gasoline and ethanol.

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Car Doctor, December 3, Hour 2

Dec 3, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with a story about a 2001 F150 he worked on this week : takes a call on a 2000 Saturn that had what appeared to be a bad crank position sensor : takes a call on a 75 Monaco and questions on the fuel system : and takes a call with questions on engine mounts in an 83 Camaro.

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Car Doctor, November 26, Hour 1

Nov 26, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the importance of having a relationship with your auto repair shop : takes a call on an 08 Lexus with a front end shake : takes a call on an 84 Bronco that smokes and is running rich : and takes a call on a 2013 Buick Verano with rear alignment problems.

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Car Doctor, November 26, Hour 2

Nov 26, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with a call on a 2001 Focus and questions on the running temp : takes a call from a blind mechanic that fixes cars for fun : takes a call on a 98 Mazda MPV where the caller is looking to replace the frame : takes a call on a 2000 Honda CRV where the ABS light is on and the cruise control is intermittent : and takes a call on an 03 Cadillac Deville that stalls.

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Car Doctor, November 19, Hour 1

Nov 19, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the Dodge Durango he repaired that makes no sense : takes a call on oil change intervals with synthetic oil in a 2010 Lexus : takes a call on an 04 Ford F150 and a question on changing the spark plugs : and takes a call on a 94 Buick Road Master with a check engine light and a front suspension question.

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Car Doctor, November 19, Hour 2

Nov 19, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about more recent airbag recalls by Toyota and possible manipulation : takes a call on a 99 Silverado with a noise like running over mini rumble strips : takes a call on an 08 Fusion where the ABS system failed : takes a call on an 08 Nissan Frontier with questions on changing the timing chain and the proper type of oil to use for the transmission and rear end : takes a call on an 05 Caddy CTS asking if it is better to rebuild the engine or replace the engine : and takes a call on an 06 Pacifica with squealing under the hood apparently from the power steering pump - the pump has been replaced 3 times.

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Car Doctor, November 12, Hour 1

Nov 12, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the car with an intermittent no start - and his surprising find : takes a call regarding using the towing feature on a 2010 Toyota Tundra : takes a call on a 2007 PT Cruiser where the caller is hearing a chime, but there are no warning lights : takes a call looking for car buying advice : and takes a call regarding Chinese tires.

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Car Doctor, November 12, Hour 2

Nov 12, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour taking a call on a mildewy a/c system in a 2015 Honda Fit : takes a call where the caller is looking for a car radio memory saver : takes a call on an 1952 900 series Ford tractor with electrical issues : and takes a call on a 2013 Isuzu Ascender that stalls.

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Car Doctor, November 5, Hour 1

Nov 5, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about going for a ride "just because" : takes a call on a 2007 Subaru Outback that had a leaky water pump, radiator sealer was used, now there are problems : takes a call on an 07 Forester where the caller was told the power steering pump was dripping and it needs a $400 repair - yet he finds no drips : takes a call on a 95 Cutlass that stalls in traffic : takes a call with questions on K and N filters and the oil useage in a 2010 F150 : and takes a call on airbags and resultant computer failure.

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Car Doctor, November 5, Hour 2

Nov 5, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the upcoming problems repairing new cars, and an interesting idle speed problem and the cause : takes a call asking the correct way to put a 2016 Camaro away for the winter : takes a call on an 04 Concorde with auto temp issues : answers an email on using customer supplied parts : discusses a heater issue in a 2010 Silverdo : and answers an email on a 2006 Dodge Charger with intermittent stalling.

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Car Doctor, October 29, Hour 1

Oct 29, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about green lights and their "meaning", and discusses an email he received regarding car vibration caused by bad Chinese tires : takes a call on a 2007 Toyota Highlander with questions on servicing the transmission : takes a call from a listener who had Chinese tires that failed : and talks about a phone call he received this week regarding a low coolant level light.

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Car Doctor, October 29, Hour 2

Oct 29, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour by answering an email on a car that is an absolute mess : takes a call on an 87 Bronco II where the blower does not run correctly with the headlights on : takes a call regarding cheap parts and Chinese tires : and answers an email regarding thread sealant and gasket sealant.

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Car Doctor, October 22, Hour 1

Oct 22, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the technological changes in cars and the possibility of the cost of repairs becoming out of reach for most : takes a call asking if it is OK to install cruise control in a 72 GTO the caller is restoring : takes a call on an old Toyota Yaris that overheated, and the caller used a head gasket sealant in the radiator, and now the coolant does not flow from the reservoir to the radiator when the engine cools : takes a call on a 2005 Volvo S40 with a P0172 code : takes a call on a 2004 Envoy that is going through exhaust manifolds : answers an email on tires recommended for a 2004 Explorer : and talks about a class he took where the discussion was on the liability issues of installing customer supplied parts.

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Car Doctor, October 22, Hour 2

Oct 22, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour discussing TPMS lights : takes a call on a 2006 Honda CRV with a bad catalytic converter : interviews Jim McGinn of Diablo Sport on engine tuning based on an email he received : interviews Tim McDonnell of Mitchell One : takes a call where the caller is looking for the best type of oil to use in a 1925 vehicle : and takes a call with comments on his comments about common sense.

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Car Doctor, October 15, Hour 1

Oct 15, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the vehicle heaters he worked on this week : takes a call regarding tower a 2000 pound trailer with a 2001 Ranger and whether 5th gear can be used : takes a call on a 2007 Yukon XL2500 where the caller is asking if he can run E85 : and takes a call on a 2001 Explorer Sport Trac that slips in 3rd gear.

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Car Doctor, October 15, Hour 2

Oct 15, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour discussing an article on 2016 GMC accelerator communications : takes a call on a 2016 Tahoe that has developed a vibration that the dealer cannot seem to find and repair : takes a call on a 99 Chevy Express where the caller is attempting to put different sized wheels on the vehicle : and takes a call on an 80 Chevy K10 and a 96 Dodge Ram with axle seal issues.

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Car Doctor, October 8, Hour 1

Oct 8, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about his week filled with seminars and education - and discussing carbon deposits and the EPA mandating removal of specific fuel additives : takes a call from London, England on a 63 Corvette Sting Ray with a clutch problem : takes a call on a 2002 Silverado with a starting issue : takes a call looking for comparisons between a 2012 Toyota RAV-4 and other small SUV's of the same model year : and talks about a 2014 Escape safety recall where the parts are not available until spring.

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Car Doctor, October 8, Hour 2

Oct 8, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about a door latch recall in his daughter's 2014 Ford Escape where parts are not available : takes a call on an 01 Impala where the battery goes dead : takes a call on the quality of aftermarket parts : takes a call on a 94 Fleetwood that will only stay running if the gas pedal is constantly pumped : takes a call on a 2010 Traverse with varying charging voltage : and takes a call on carbon cleaning in a 2016 Santa Fe with 10,000 miles.

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Car Doctor, October 1, Hour 1

Oct 1, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with the tale of 4 batteries : takes a call on a 2011 Traverse that is getting extremely low gas mileage : takes a call on a 2003 Mazda with brake problems : and takes a call on a 2004 Dodge Intrepid that shifts hard.

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Car Doctor, October 1, Hour 2

Oct 1, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about dumb replacement parts : takes a call on a 2002 Chevy Tracker that burns oil and smokes : takes a call on an 09 Caddy CTS with lifter knock immediately after an oil change : answers an email on oil analysis on cars to determine optimal oil change intervals and discusses variable valve timing and how oil plays a role : and takes a call on using oil additives in a 2015 Jeep.

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Car Doctor, September 24, Hour 1

Sep 24, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about an unusual power window repair : takes a call on an 01 F150 where the brakes are pulling to the left : takes a call on a 90 Cavalier with a code 32 for the EGR system : takes a call on a 2001 Chrysler 300 C that hesitates and a question on whether carbon cleaning might help : and takes a call on a Civic similar to the one Ron discussed at the start of the show.

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Car Doctor, September 24, Hour 2

Sep 24, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about parts quality : takes a call on the type of transmission fluid to be used in an 89 and 90 Buick Park Avenue : takes a call on a 2010 Mercury Mariner with questions on when to change the belts : takes a call on towing with a CVT transmission and Honda oil change intervals : answers an email on variable valve timing and its effect on oil : and takes a call on an 89 GMC 2 wheel drive with a standard transmission that sticks in 5th gear.

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Car Doctor, September 17, Hour 1

Sep 17, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the decline of the auto repair industry and the repercussions : takes a call on the oil used in an 04 GMC 2500 HD truck : takes a call on a 2013 Hot Wheels Camara with a supercharger that feels like it's pulsing : takes a call with questions on the required 60,000 mile service items on a 2013 Subaru Impreza : and ends with the story of a broken shock - and the shocking cost of the replacement part.

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Car Doctor, September 17, Hour 2

Sep 17, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour asking if it's possible to build a mechanic : takes a call on an 06 Accord with a knock at startup : comments on an article on UBER using self driving cars in Pittsburgh : answers an email on a timing chain recall on a 2012 Infinity QX56 : takes a call on an 04 Buick Regal and problems with the electric trunk latch : and takes a call on an 08 Silverado with questions on the type of oil to use.

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Car Doctor, September 10, Hour 1

Sep 10, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about an 04 Chevy Impala with a misfire : takes a call on a 2014 Ford Escape regarding PCM software updates : answers an email on a 2011 Chrysler 300 with questions on transmission and coolant service : takes a call on an 01 Buick Regal with a question on replacing the auto dim mirrors : takes a call on a 2000 Lexus ES300 whose transmission has stopped shifting into 4th gear : and takes a call on a 2015 Challenger with performance issues.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, September 10, Hour 2

Sep 10, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the differences between maintenance issues on older and newer cars : takes a call on a 95 Ranger with EGR issues : takes a call on a Honda Civis with a gas door that won't open : interviews Josh Hughes, Field Support Manager at Johnson Controls on Power Frame Technology : and answers an email asking what happens to someone if they're in an accident with their feet on the dash and the airbags go off.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, September 3, Hour 1

Sep 3, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron broadcasts from the Dead Man's Curve car show in Mahwah, New Jersey, and interviews people such as Erik Estrada of CHiPS and Butch Patrick of The Munsters.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, September 3, Hour 2

Sep 3, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron broadcasts from the Dead Man's Curve car show in Mahwah, New Jersey, and interviews people such as Erik Estrada of CHiPS and Butch Patrick of The Munsters.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, August 27, Hour 1

Aug 27, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour taking a call about the Takata airbag recall : takes a call on a 2003 Chevy S-10 where the drivers side cylinders are not getting fuel : talks to Danny C of the Dead Man's Curve Car Club regarding their upcoming event : takes a call on oil change intervals on a 14 Honda : and talks about a possible nationwide speed limit on large vehicles.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, August 27, Hour 2

Aug 27, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with the story of the Camry that needed an exhaust system : takes a call on an 03 Tahoe with electrical issues in the drivers door : talks to Jim Donnelly of Hemmings Motor News : takes a call on a 96 Caravan with no radiator fans : and takes a call from a listener regarding the previously mentioned wiring problem.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, August 20, Hour 1

Aug 20, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the last man standing as it appears the auto repair industry is declining : takes a call on an 01 Windstar with the transmission light on : takes a call on a 91 VW with a possible wiring or sensor issue : takes a call on a 17 Honda Ridgeline with the caller asking questions about oil viscosity and oil change intervals : and takes a call on an 06 Explorer with chronic transmission problems.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, August 20, Hour 2

Aug 20, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about battery jump packs and safety : takes a call on an 11 Wrangler with a funny clatter type sound on start up : takes a call on a 99 Mustang with standard transmission that tends to go lean when shifting : takes a call on an 11 Chevy Express with a melted connector on the blower motor resistor : takes a call asking about winter prep : and talks about hacking into the computers on cars.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, August 13, Hour 1

Aug 13, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about oil changes and cam shaft timing : takes a call on a 2016 Camry that went into reverse on its own, running the caller down : takes a call on an 02Taurus with the security system and other items going on and off on their own : takes a call on a 13 Dodge Dart where the transmission was replaced - twice - and the caller looking for advice on this recall : and takes a return caller on an 05 Yukon Denali with the airbag light on and some solutions the caller found.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, August 13, Hour 2

Aug 13, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with a story of a 12 Honda Odyssey with a valve pause problem : takes a call on an 08 Dodge Avenger with a bunch of codes in a return call from last week : takes a call on a 10 Focus with little power, but no lights or codes : takes a call on a 98 Civic with wires that were chewed by a groundhog : takes a call on an 11 F350 diesel with a locked up engine : and takes a call on an 05 Caddy with 037 and 057 codes - the sensors were changed, but the condition continues.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, August 6, Hour 1

Aug 6, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour by saying that in auto repair, it's always the last place you look to fix the problem : takes a return call ona 98 F150 with a vacuum leak : takes a return call on a 91 Jetta with a wierd idle problem : takes a call on an 08 Dodge Avenger with a boatload of codes : takes a call on a 93 Dodge Caravan with the rear wiper just coming on : takes a call on an 02 Sable with a question on strut availability : takes a call on a 12 Toyota Highlander with a P0015 code : and discusses an email he received on self driving cars.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, August 6, Hour 2

Aug 6, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour by saying auto repair is an underappreciated industry : takes a call on a 96 G20 Conversion van where the AC compressor shuts off : takes a call on a 14 Camry with a question regarding changing the wheels : takes a call on a 12 Chevy Suburban with a check engine light : and takes a call on an 02 Mazda and a timing belt question.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, July 30, Hour 1

Jul 30, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the obligation of the repair shop : takes a call on a 91 Jetta with a weird idle issue : takes a call on a 98 F150 with a vacuum leak : takes a call on a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel with no instrument cluster lights : takes a call on an 05 Denali and an airbag control module question : takes a call on a 92 GMC 1500 with headlight issues : takes a call regarding Tesla vehicles : and takes a call on a 2016 Chevy Colorado where the hood is bouncing.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, July 30, Hour 2

Jul 30, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with a call on a 99 Dodge Ram 1500 van that is running rough : takes a call on a 91 Camaro Z28 with a heater core issue : answers an email on a 2014 Ford Explorer that when shut off, the engine still runs : takes a call on a 2011 Jaguar with oil change interval questions : takes a call ona 2006 Ford Super Duty diesel with sticking calipers : and takes a call on a 2002 Honda CRV that is not charging.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, July 23, Hour 1

Jul 23, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about self driving cars and the US government : talks about farmers fighting for the right to continue to fix their own tractors : takes a call on a 2009 Honda CRV with a check gas cap light : takes a call on tips for cars during a heatwave : takes a call on a 2011 Toyota Camry asking when the fluids should be changed : takes a call on using 87 octane gas in Ford vehicles : and takes a call on a 97 Ford F150 with oil pressure problems.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, July 23, Hour 2

Jul 23, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the 2008 Taurus with a check engine light : takes a call on an 84 Sunbird asking if it's worth fixing : takes a call on a 2000 Ford Focus with a possible bad engine : takes a call on a 2014 Toyota Corolla with an oil drain plug issue : and takes a call asking Ron's opinion on which car to buy.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, July 16, Hour 1

Jul 16, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with a letter from a listener listing all the maintenance he has done on his older car over the years - and says that car repair can be like therapy : answers an email on a 2003 PT Cruiser Turbo asking in what order to correct specific error codes : talks about the new Chevy Bolt : takes a call on a 2003 Impala that bumps into low in cool weather : and takes a call on a 2013 Altima with sticking valves.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, July 16, Hour 2

Jul 16, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with the story of an intermittent A/C and a bearing noise : takes a call on a 2014 Hyundai Accent with a bad O2 sensor : takes a call on a 99 Mercury Sable where the key won't come out of the ignition : takes a call on a 201 Traverse with a service air bag light : takes a call on a 2003 Pontiac Vibe with a P0446 code : and takes a call on a 2002 Honda CRV with a soft brake pedal.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, July 9, Hour 1

Jul 9, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with a story dissecting the repair cost : takes a call on an 09 Trailblazer that has an issue with the auto headlight circuit : takes a call on a 2011 Escape where the caller hears metal clanging which happened after a transmission fluid change : takes a call on a 2014 Altima that bucks at low speeds : and answers an email on scan tools.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, July 9, Hour 2

Jul 9, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about cars with air conditioning problems that have been repaired, but just are not right : takes a call to discuss rotary engines : takes a call on a 98 Buick LeSabre that lost oil pressure : takes a call on a 2012 Edge with brake problems : takes a call on an 06 F150 asking whether to fix it or buy new : and takes a call on an 08 Equinox where the temp pegs hot.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, July 2, Hour 1

Jul 2, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour tallking about cars with no spare tires and the dangers of it : takes a call on a 95 Chevy S-10 Blazer regarding the blend door actuator : takes a call on a 91 Fleetwood Brougham with turn signal problems : talks to Mason Shield from Shields Service in Louisville, KY about car repair issues in his neck of the woods : answers an email on getting rid of rodents in cars : and tells the story of a power steering leak in a 2008 Honda Ridgeline.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, July 2, Hour 2

Jul 2, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with the story of a last minute customer that came into the shop : takes a call regarding the proper disposal of fluids from a car, especially coolant : takes a call on a 90 Cavalier with an AC Compressor problem : takes a call on a 2000 Continental with a water pump failure : takes a call on a 2000 Olds Alero with a fuel pump relay issue : and takes a call on a 2002 Subaru with uneven treadwear.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, June 25, Hour 1

Jun 25, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour tallking about how new does not mean good with the story of the repair of an AC system on a 2004 Chevy Impala : takes a call on overheating in a 68 Mustang : takes a call on an F150 and problems with its turbo : and talks to Steve Cook, an auto mechanics instructor from Cincinnati.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, June 25, Hour 2

Jun 25, 2016 - 00:00:00

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.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, June 18, Hour 1

Jun 18, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the P0171 lean fuel code and what it can mean : takes a call on a 97 Lexus with the ABS light on : takes a call on a Ford F150 looking for recommendations on plugs and coils : interviews Paul Eisenstein of thedetroitbureau.com : and takes a call regarding who performs oil changes on fire trucks.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, June 18, Hour 2

Jun 18, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the Jerry McGuire syndrome and maintenance schedules : takes a call on engines that use 10W oil in winter and 30W in summer asking if 10W30 can be used year round : takes a call on a 2004 Lexus RX300 with questions on spark plugs : takes a call on a 68 Mustang : answers an email on parts availability to independent shops : and talks about Father's Day.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, June 11, Hour 1

Jun 11, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the 14 class series he recently took on diesel engines and the difference between octane and ctane : takes a call on an 06 Corolla with a check engine light and a P0171 code : interviews Aaron Cherrington, Business Development Manager of Alldata : takes a call on a 2003 Camry with a transmission fluid question : and talks about a bill recently passed by the Michigan legislature restricting access to certain non OEM parts.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, June 11, Hour 2

Jun 11, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with a call on an 03 GMC Yukon that just dies : takes a call on a 2010 Honda regarding replacing the battery and on a 2010 Sonata where the gas filling hose clicks off : answers an email on spark plugs for an 08 Tundra : takes a call on an 11 Chrysler Town and Country regarding antifreeze : takes a call on a 98 Bonneville that had its UIM and LIM gaskets replaced and now won't start : and takes a call on a 94 Buick Century that has reduced power and burnt up its EGR valve.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, June 4, Hour 1

Jun 4, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about how the automobile and society will appear 500 years in the rear view mirror with the story of a 2007 Nissan Frontier : takes a call on a 2015 Subaru asking if CRC One Tank Renew would be a good idea : takes a call on a 97 Jeep Wrangler regarding ABS brakes : and answers a Facebook question - and gives away a T-shirt - regarding using LED headlamps in a 98 Chevy C1500.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, June 4, Hour 2

Jun 4, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour asking if you've ever thought going in for auto repair was kind of like going to a therapist with the story of a 99 Honda Accord : takes a call on a 2003 GMC Sonoma with idle problems after the plugs and wires were changed : takes a call on a 2003 Ford Windstar where the rear side windows don't work, and the fuses appear good : takes a call on a 2013 Dodge Caravan with a question regarding the length between oil changes : answers an email on air conditioning compressor issues and how to test one : and takes a call regarding things to do for your car for the summer.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, May 28, Hour 1

May 28, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with the story of an 88 Lincoln Towncar with no high beams : interviews Chuck Wanamaker and talks about the summer cruises upcoming : interviews George Meade, retired traffic helicopter pilot from WOR Radio in New York City regarding his service as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam : and takes a call on a Ford F-350 with a random no crank - no start condition.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, May 28, Hour 2

May 28, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the air bag recalls : talks to Jim Donnelly, Senior Editor of Hemmings Motor News about the Indy 500 : and Ron interviews his uncle Steve Ananian regarding his service as a pilot in World War 2.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, May 21, Hour 1

May 21, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about his week in the shop and how the repairs were kind of like working in quicksand : answers an email on how financial things are affecting auto repair : takes a call about car repair changes and the effect on local mechanics : takes a call on a 2001 Windstar that is running lean : answers a Facebook question and gives away a T-shirt where the listener asks Ron his opinion on buying a 65-67 Triumph : and ends the hour talking about brakes.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, May 21, Hour 2

May 21, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the repair on a 2004 Saturn that started going south, but ended on a high note : takes a call on a 2010 Odyssey where the listener is looking to replace the tires : takes a call on a 99 Mustang where the odometer light is going on and off : takes a call on a 66 Valiant where the caller wants to modify the engine : takes a call on a 94 BMW with a crank but no start condition : and ends with an email on automatic transmission fluid.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, May 14, Hour 1

May 14, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about a class he attended recently on electric power steering and tells a story about the amount of check engine lights he attended to this week, while the amount of oil changes has been dropping : takes a call on new cars with computers and discusses the Right to Repair act : takes a call asking if the brake rotors need to be cut every time brake pads are changed : answers a Facebook question on the spark plug change interval in an 06 Honda Civic Si and gives away a Car Doctor T-Shirt : takes a call on a 2000 Buick Park Avenue with a question on plug replacement and a question on whether a leaking muffler might set a check engine light : and answers an email on a Mazda B250 on the transmission fluid change interval.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, May 14, Hour 2

May 14, 2016 - 00:00:00

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.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, May 7, Hour 1

May 7, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the show talking about the degree of difficulty in repairing various types of autos : answers an emailon brakes on an older Lexus : takes a call on an 89 Suburban and a problem with the alternator : answers a Facebook question from a person in England regarding oil in a 1929 Model A Sport Coupe : and answers an email regarding the rotors to use on an 09 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, May 7, Hour 2

May 7, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with a call on an 87 Bronco II with questions on the ignition switch : takes a call on an 03 Caravan and questions on how it operates : takes a call on an 04 Wrangler and questions on oxygen sensors : answers a Facebook question asking if you can mix different weights of synthetic oil : and takes a call with questions on buying a new truck.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, April 30, Hour 1

Apr 30, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about a 2001 Chevy Lumina with a bunch of codes to correct : takes a call on what a 10 Ohm resistor across the battery terminals is used for : gives away a t-shirt and answers a question on coolant change intervals : talks to Jonathan O'Neill and Devon Bialek, winners of the National Automotive Technology Competition : and discusses the Verizon Hum, a device to plug into the OBD-2 port of your car to report conditions to both the owner and a remote mechanic.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, April 30, Hour 2

Apr 30, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about monitors used by car computers : takes a call on a 2003 Trailblazer with a buzzing in the speakers and flickering lights : takes a call on a 2004 Ford F150 claiming that a recent TSB issued is wrong : takes a call on a 2008 Silverado with ball joint issues : answers a Facebook question on low beam headlights on a 2003 Toyota Corolla : takes a call looking for tire changing safety tips : and ends talking about the available selection for an odd sized tire.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, April 23, Hour 1

Apr 23, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about VW's problems, and also possible problems at Mercedes for emissions issues : takes a call on an 86 Mazda RX7 that will not start after a warmup-shutdown : takes a call on a 2003 GMC 2500 hd with a p300 code : takes a call from a listener shopping for a 2008 Ford Escape XLT : interviews John Morin of BituOX, an environmentally friendly industrial cleaner : and answers a Facebook question on routine oil sampling.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, April 23, Hour 2

Apr 23, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about going through the newspaper classifieds and the used car prices he is seeing : takes a call regarding using top tier gas in a turbo engine : takes a call on a 2011 Hyundai Equuis with a start up knock : takes a call about safety features in cars : takes a call on an 89 Bronco that is surging : answers a Facebook question on the correct way to replace the battery in a 2007 Mustang : takes a call on an 06 Dodge RAM with a misfire : takes a call on a 2002 Protege from a Mazda tech who wants to discuss mechanical failure : and takes a call on a 2004 Dodge Durango that is stuck in 4 wheel drive.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, April 16, Hour 1

Apr 16, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about a 95 Honda that came into his shop recently with no brake lights : talks about self driving cars : takes a call on a 97 Ford Explorer that hasn't been started in almost 6 months : talks about smart key technology : answers a Facebook question on whether to maintain a high mileage car or purchase a new one : and answers an email on a 2008 Honda that is misfiring after changing the plugs and coils.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, April 16, Hour 2

Apr 16, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee that won't start : takes a call on a 65 Beetle where some automatic transmission fluid was accidentally added to the engine oil : takes a call on a 2010 Dodge Caravan with a high pitched whine in the transmission : takes a call on a 93 Chevy Corsica that is chugging : answers a Facebook question on the oil monitoring system in a 2012 Honda Civic : and takes a call on an 07 Chevy Impala with steering noises.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, April 9, Hour 1

Apr 9, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about how auto repair tends to be similar all across the country, regardless of the variations in climate and other conditions : takes a call on a 2008 Mazda 3 that won't shut off : takes a call on a 94 Buick LeSabre with a hole in the catalytic converter : takes a call on an 07 Impala with a chirp in the steering - unfortunately, this was a cell phone call and the connection was lost : answers a Facebook question on a high mileage engine and the type of oil to use : takes a call on a 95 Toyota Land Cruiser with a speedometer malfunction : takes a call looking for air filter advice : and answers an email on a Toyota RAV 4 with questions on transmission service and a recommendation for tires.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, April 9, Hour 2

Apr 9, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about a 2002 Toyota Tacoma with a leaky cat gasket that was not what he originally thought based on the error code : takes a call from someone looking for advice on buying a used Toyota 4 wheel drive vehicle : takes a call on a 96 Jeep Cherokee that is running too cool after a radiator flush : takes a call on an 06 Impala that stalls when put in gear : and answers an email on car batteries.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, April 2, Hour 1

Apr 2, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour by talking about how cars are all starting to look alike and they have lost their uniqueness : talks to a 12 year old girl from Green Bay Wisconsin that wants to become an auto mechanic : takes a call on no heat in a 2002 Explorer : takes a call on a 99 VW Passat that is leaking oil from the valve covers : answers a Facebook question on a 96 Cherokee with a car converter code and questions on diagnosing it : and takes a call on a 2008 Ford Fusion with CD's stuck in the CD changer.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, April 2, Hour 2

Apr 2, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about misguided April Fool's jokes with cars : takes a call on an 03 Chrysler Voyager with and instrument cluster warning light that stays on : takes a call on a 12 Ford Focus with an AC fan that doesn't work in hot weather : takes a call on a 95 Accord with a crank but no start condition : takes a call on changes over the years in basic diagnostic tools that came in as a Facebook question : takes a call with a comment on an 11 Impala that where the computer shut down the engine : and takes a call on an 89 Bronco with a high idle problem.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, March 26, Hour 1

Mar 26, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour by talking about technology, its problems, and the fact that we need to embrace technology - and the story of the SHO Taurus that needed a starter : takes a call on a 91 Jeep Wrangler with starting and running problems : and takes a call on an 04 Jeep Cherokee that has failure codes.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, March 26, Hour 2

Mar 26, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour telling us why he became a mechanic : takes a call on a 2012 Impala with a strange buzzing under the dash : takes a call on a 2001 Camry with a leaking sunroof : takes a call asking if it's normal for a transmission to act differently after a battery dies : takes a call on a 2010 Kia Soul with questions about transmission oil change intervals : takes a call on a 2003 BMW 525i with a misfire using 87 octane gas : and takes a call on a 2005 Camry with an airbag problem.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, March 19, Hour 1

Mar 19, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron broadcasts from the AASP-NJ trade show.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, March 19, Hour 2

Mar 19, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron broadcasts from the AASP-NJ trade show.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, March 12, Hour 1

Mar 12, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour by saying he's a creature of habit with the story of a local $19.95 oil change : takes a call on an 07 Jeep Commander with intermittent starting issues : takes a call on a 2004 Dodge Intrepid that stalls : and talks to Jeff McDowell, President of AASP-NJ about the upcoming AASP show.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, March 12, Hour 2

Mar 12, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with an email regarding scan tools and using them as you're getting older : takes a call on a 2003 Jaguar that is hard to start : takes a call on a 06 Impala with questions on O2 sensor replacement : takes a call on a 2012 Ford Escape and fuel additives - and a 98 S10 : takes a call on a 2009 Ford Fusion with a tire losing air and the dealer pushing nitrogen : takes a call on an 84 Corvette that runs bad when it does start : and takes a call from a listener looking for advice on cars his daughter is looking at.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, March 5, Hour 1

Mar 5, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with a story of attending a recent professional seminar - where it was like Cheers - everyone knew his name : takes a call on a 2014 Dodge Durango with electrical issues : takes a call on a 93 Toyota truck with a compression problem : interviews Steve Cook, a vo-tech instructor on trends he is seeing with new mechanics : and ends the hour with an email on scan tools.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, March 5, Hour 2

Mar 5, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour by taking a call on broken trunk torsion bars in a 2015 Toyota Camry : takes a call asking if Lexus parts are inferior to Chrysler : takes a call on a 2007 Silverado that can't keep the battery charged : takes a call asking for the best tire to use on a 2014 Elantra : takes a call on no heat in a 2002 Ford Explorer : takes a call on a 2004 VW and transmission fluid : takes a call on a 65 Beetle with fuel system issues : and takes a call asking Ron's opinion on AAA batteries.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, February 27, Hour 1

Feb 27, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour by taking a call on a 93 Toyota pickup that has trouble passing its smog inspection : talks about stupidity in auto repair : takes a call on a Mercedes S600 with tire wear issues : interviews Jim Mushett of Big Jim's Custom Concepts : takes a call on a 2005 Dodge RAM with questions on whether it would be legal to remove the catalytic converter : and takes a call on and 01 and an 03 Suburban with brake line questions.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, February 27, Hour 2

Feb 27, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour by talking about dead batteries and a discussion on AAA batteries : takes a call on a 2011 Dodge Durango with charging system problems : takes a call on a 74 Charger where the caller is looking for the best type of oil to use : talks about faulty heated and cooled seats in a 2010 Suburban : takes a call on a 98 Plymouth Breeze with cam sensor issues : and takes a call on a 2007 Toyota Solara with a P0796 code and a solenoid issue.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, February 20, Hour 1

Feb 20, 2016 - 00:00:00

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.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, February 20, Hour 2

Feb 20, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with the story of a car with no horn and a hung computer : takes a call on a 2014 Taurus that may have a bad steering rack : takes a call from a customer thanking Ron for fixing his wife's car : takes a call with the caller asking if it's safe to site in a 2015 Equinox for 90 minutes : answers an email on how to sell a repair job : and answers an email on RAV-4 oil consumption.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, February 13, Hour 1

Feb 13, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour wondering where common sense went with the story of a 2011 Honda Odyssey with chronic flat tires : takes a call on an 05 Chevy Colorado with idle speed that is dropping : interviews Peter MacGillivray, VP of Communications for SEMA, regarding the proposed EPA regulations that would prevent a person from modifying a car designed for on road use to a race car : and takes a call asking about Lucas upper cylinder gas treatment.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, February 13, Hour 2

Feb 13, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the EPA proposal : takes a call on a 94 RAM with no start after cranking : takes a call on an 02 Honda Civic with an overheat issue : and interviews Paul Eisenstein of thedetroitbureau.com.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, February 6, Hour 1

Feb 6, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour wondering where the "programming" of the consumer is taking us in car repair with the story of a guy who comes in, Ron never works on the car but is told Ron is his favorite repair shop and rants on auto repair coupons : answers an email on Ron's rant on coupons : takes a call on a 2005 Dodge Ram with codes P0404 and P0340 : and takes a call regarding throttle cleaning.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, February 6, Hour 2

Feb 6, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with the story of a Lincoln Continental with a no crank-no start condition and dealing with older cars in general : takes a call ona 2005 GMC that used synthetic oil and now has valve clatter : answers an email on using carbonizing machines to clean combustion chambers : takes a call rearding turbo gas engines : and takes a call on a 2000 Crown Victoria with water getting into the engine compartment.

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Car Doctor, January 30, Hour 1

Jan 30, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about longer oil change intervals possibly hurting normal maintenance with the story of a Ford Focus that had a belt break on the NY State Thruway - and it had recently been serviced : takes a call on LED bulbs in a 2009 Chevy Suburban : takes a call on a 2016 Subaru with a check engine light question : takes a call on a 97 Grand Marquis with battery issues : takes a call on a 73 Challenger with tranmission pilot bearing issues : interviews Frank Fiorina, husband of Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina, who is a former tow truck driver : takes a call on a diagnostic tool for a 2015 Ford Focus : and takes a call on a 90 Chevy Cavalier that idles fast.

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Car Doctor, January 30, Hour 2

Jan 30, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the value of cheap auto repair : takes a call regarding used car warranties : takes a call on a 2004 GMC Envoy with a vibration issue : interviews Julian White of generationauto.tv who is selling the Smokey and the Bandit car : takes a call on a 53 Dodge Power Wagon where the caller wants to change the gearing : takes a call on changing plugs in an 07 Expedition : and takes a call on a 2008 RAV 4 with anemic heat.

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Car Doctor, January 23, Hour 1

Jan 23, 2016 - 00:00:00

Due to the snow storm in the NY/NJ area, and the fact that Ron's plow truck was buried on the morning of the 23rd, we did not do a live show on January 23. This is an encore presentation of the program from January 10, 2015.

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Car Doctor, January 23, Hour 2

Jan 23, 2016 - 00:00:00

Due to the snow storm in the NY/NJ area, and the fact that Ron's plow truck was buried on the morning of the 23rd, we did not do a live show on January 23. This is an encore presentation of the program from February 21, 2015.

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Car Doctor, January 16, Hour 1

Jan 16, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with the story of a car that needs a radiator - and how the repair did not go according to plan when he found a manufacturing defect with the car : takes a call looking for is opinion on a new Ram 1500 truck : takes a call on a 2012 Isuzu Rodeo with ignition issues : takes a call on whether manufacturers warranties are transferrable : takes a call discussing the 3rd and 4th generation Camaros : and takes a call on basic car maintenance.

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Car Doctor, January 16, Hour 2

Jan 16, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about brake pedal position sensors : takes a call regarding the purpose of thermostats : takes a call on how to test cars with coolant test strips that do not have a radiator cap : takes a call on a 2006 Audi A4 where the caller wants Ron's opinion on the car : takes a call on a 2006 Ford 500 with a lugging issue : takes a call on a 2009 Camry regarding routine maintenance : and takes a call on an 07 Malibu where the low fuel light stays on even with a full tank.

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Car Doctor, January 9, Hour 1

Jan 9, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the diagnostic process with the story of a car with a misfire - and the owner did not have any gas in the tank : takes a call on a 2011 Honda Accord where the caller is asking about the sticky pistons recall : takes a call on a 2005 Hyundai Tuscon where the dipstick smells like gas : answers an email on his opinion on a used car to buy : answers an email on a 91 Jeep Cherokee that doesn't start until the shifter lever is moved : and talks about a Ford Explorer that came into his shop with a supposed faulty fuel pump.

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Car Doctor, January 9, Hour 2

Jan 9, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour asking what do you do when you have to fix the unfixable with the story of a 98 Ford Expedition with a misfire code : takes a call on three cars - a Jetta, a Frontier, and a Miata, where a mouse has gotten into the wiring on each car : takes a call on a 65 VW Beetle : takes a call on an 86 Ford F150 with a fuel pressure issue : takes a call on a 2005 Uplander with a question on transmission fluid : and takes a call on an 08 Buick Enclave with questions on which scanner to use.

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Car Doctor, January 2, Hour 1

Jan 2, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about a 2010 Buick with a back backup camera, and what it costs per mile to drive a car : takes a call on a 2004 F-150 with a no crank and no start condition : takes a call on an 05 Buick Rondezvous with a vibration issue at idle : talks about the battery service AAA is now offering : takes a call with a question on oil changes and brake inspections : and answers an email on a 98 Ranger with rough idle on a cold start.

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Car Doctor, January 2, Hour 2

Jan 2, 2016 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the 98 VW Beetle that has become the repair of the week : takes a call on a 99 Jeep Wrangler with a coolant leak : takes a call on a 99 Chrysler 300 M with an engine noise : and answers an email on an 06 Toyota Sienna that smokes on startup.

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Car Doctor, December 26, Hour 1

Dec 26, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron takes off for the North Pole, leaving Tony, Harry and Tom in the lurch. So they decided to run a best of - this show is hour 1 of the Mahwah NJ car show remote broadcast from September 5, 2015.

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Car Doctor, December 26, Hour 2

Dec 26, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron takes off for the North Pole, leaving Tony, Harry and Tom in the lurch. So they decided to run a best of - this show is hour 2 of the Mahwah NJ car show remote broadcast from September 5, 2015.

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Car Doctor, December 19, Hour 1

Dec 19, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about dealership ads and their cheap oil changes : takes a call on a 95 Grand Prix that has trouble starting : takes a call on a 94 Chevy pickup with brake light issues : and interviews Paul Eisenstein of thedetroitbureau.com.

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Car Doctor, December 19, Hour 2

Dec 19, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour by taking a call from that Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa! : takes a call on a 2014 GMC Acadia with questions on the brakes : takes a call asking what Ron thinks of a mini cooper with a non factory warranty : takes a call on a 2016 Camaro where the caller asks if magnetic ride control is any good : talks about last minute car related Christmas gift ideas : and recites his version of The Night Before Christmas.

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Car Doctor, December 12, Hour 1

Dec 12, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the wrong way to fix a car : takes a call on an 06 Silverado asking the benefit of dial exhaust after the catalytic converter : answers an email on a 1940 Caddy sedan looking for restoration suggestions : takes a call on a 98 Camry where the brakes are getting tight : takes a call on a 99 Camry with issues with the air vents : and takes a call on an 09 Mazda 3 with brake problems.

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Car Doctor, December 12, Hour 2

Dec 12, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the life lessons in auto repair : takes a call on a 2013 Honda Civic looking for advice on a TPMS fault : takes a call on an 06 F350 that doesn't go into overdrive : takes a call on an 01 Kia Sportage where the air conditioning buttons are not working : takes a call on an 06 Jeep Commander with a slow crank : and takes a call on an 08 MKX with squeaking brakes while in reverse.

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Car Doctor, December 5, Hour 1

Dec 5, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour by opening the garage doors with a call on a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica that just shuts off: gives his car gift list for 2015 : takes a call on a 93 Nissan Sentra that runs rough and has AC problems : takes a call on a 98 Jeep that won't start : answers an email on a 2014 Subaru Forrester looking for advice on their recommended 100,000 mile service : and answers an email seeking his opinion on a used Audi A3.

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Car Doctor, December 5, Hour 2

Dec 5, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour by asking if a vehicle owner is capable of dealing with repairing an automobile with a story on a 2012 Jeep Wrangler with a misfire : takes a call on a 2011 Subaru with a check engine light - and others : takes a call on a 2004 Jeep with a bad head gasket : takes a call on an 87 Jeep Cherokee : and answers an email on "fluid film".

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Car Doctor, November 28, Hour 1

Nov 28, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour asking "how honest are you" when it comes to car repair with a story of a Dale Earnhardt Monte Carlo that came in this week : takes a call on a 2003Chevy Avalanche with an exhaust leak : takes a call on a 2006 Toyota Corolla that spits gas out of the filler neck after a fill up : interviews Jim Donnelly of Hemmings Motor News : and answers an email on a 2011 RAV 4 looking for a spark plug recommendation.

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Car Doctor, November 28, Hour 2

Nov 28, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour stating that some repairs are not what they seem to be with the story of a Chevy Tahoe that is stuck in 4 wheel low : takes a call on a 2007 Volvo S60 T5 that feels like a stick shift : takes a call discussing fuel fill issues with the new Chryslers : interviews Mike Zipp of Zippos Car Audio in North Plainfield and Belleville NJ : takes a call on a 2004 Grand Cherokee that has a problem with the power steering locking up : and answers an email on a 2004 Suburban that ticks on start up.

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Car Doctor, November 21, Hour 1

Nov 21, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about his frustration in finding a laptop computer with the proper specifications to run a factory level scan tool at his shop : takes a call on a 2005 Buick LeSabre with shift shudder issues : answers an email on Roadforce tire balance on a 2007 Honda Accord : takes a call from a Ford master technician regarding his laptop conundrum : takes a call on a 2004 Trailblazer that ran great but now won't start : answers an email on the responsibilities of driving a car : and takes a call on a 2012 Chevy Equinox and recommendations on all season tires.

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Car Doctor, November 21, Hour 2

Nov 21, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about common sense - or the lack thereof these days with the repair of the week, a Ford F-150 with a click : takes a call on a 2010 Ford E350 with a cam shaft sensor issue : takes a call on a 94 Buick Park Avenue which simply goes dead : takes a call on a 2002 Silverado where the brake lines were replaced and now has no ABS : takes a call on oil undercoating for rust penetration : takes a call on a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am with a broken drivers side power window : and takes a call on a 2006 Corolla with LED taillight problems.

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Car Doctor, November 14, Hour 1

Nov 14, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about his recent ASE recertification tests and talks about some of the questions asked and how they have changed in the past 5 years : takes a call on tires for a 90 Volvo for a cross country trip : takes a call on a 2005 Buick Rondevous with cooling guage needle issues : and interviews Dan Quirk, President and CEO of Quirk Enterprises, owner of Quincy (MA) Ford who has hired teenagers to explain the technology in the new vehicles to new owners.

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Car Doctor, November 14, Hour 2

Nov 14, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the zen of auto repair and how you can know what is wrong with a car without really knowing it : answers an email on a late model BMW with a spark knock problem : takes a call on a recommended brake fluid flush on an 09 Tahoe hybrid : takes a call on a 2006 GMC pick up with rust issues : interviews Tim McDonnell of Mitchell 1 : takes a call asking Ron's opinion of Tesla : takes a call on an 86 Corvette with a hard start : and answers an email on a Firebird with lifter noise.

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Car Doctor, November 7, Hour 1

Nov 7, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour stating that in a repair shop, you need to clean house once in a while, and gives the first three rules of auto repair : takes a call on an 03 F150 with questions on winter maintenance : takes a call with questions on fuel cleaners : takes a call on using a battery tender unattended during winter : takes a call with a question on Audi update codes : answers an email on a Hundai Sonata regarding gas mileage : takes a call on a 2014 Taurus with questions on ethanol fuel and oil : and talks about oil changes and the direction the industry is taking.

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Car Doctor, November 7, Hour 2

Nov 7, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour stating that he is influenced by what he sees and hears in the field each week : takes a call on a 2013 GMC Terrain with GPS issues : takes a call on a 2003 Escape with a melted EGR valve : takes a call asking why 5 speed cars are losing popularity : talks about winter maintenance and oil changes : answers an email on buying a new 4 wheel drive vehicle : talks about an 06 Dodge Durango with a charging system problem : and takes a call on a 97 Jeep Wrangler with diagnostic issues.

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Car Doctor, October 31, Hour 1

Oct 31, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the passion of auto repair : takes a call on a 95 Mitsubishi that loses power and is running bad : takes a call on a 2011 Subaru Forrester with a check engine light : takes a call with questions on spark plugs and scan tools : takes a call on a 2006 Chevy Impala with a question on whether the TPM sensors should be replaced when the tires are replaced : and takes a call on a 2011 Toyota with questions on tire matching.

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Car Doctor, October 31, Hour 2

Oct 31, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the actual price of a cheap repair : takes a call on a BMW-XI with a bad vibration : takes a call on a 93 Chevy S-10 with questions on the distributor cap : takes a call on a 2008 Chevy Impala with a whine : interviews Butch Patrick of The Munsters : takes a call on an 82 BMW with questions on winterization : takes a call on a 2015 Subaru STI with questions on possible startup abnormalities : and answers an email on a 72 Buick Skylark that stalls.

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Car Doctor, October 24, Hour 1

Oct 24, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about VW's issues and the consequences : takes a call on a 2000 Buick Park Avenue with an intermittent miss : takes a call on a 95 BMW 318i with a horn issue : interviews Tim McDonnell of Mitchell 1 : takes a call where the listener wants to talk VW : and takes a call on a 2002 Thunderbird with tail light problems.

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Car Doctor, October 24, Hour 2

Oct 24, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with a story of a Ford Econoline with a misfire - and it wasn't your typical problem : takes a call on a 2005 F150 with an instrument cluster issue : takes a call on a 2008 Avalon where the caller is asking about synthetic automatic transmission fluid : interviews Rob Stuck, Category Manager, Chemical Solutions, of Motor Medic : and takes a call on a 2002 Firebird with a noisy lifter.

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Car Doctor, October 17, Hour 1

Oct 17, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about not one but two repairs of the week that had him shaking his head : takes a call on a 2004 Pontiac Vibe with several general questions : interviews Jerry Ostalecki of getgibbs.com : takes a call on a 2007 Matrix where a CD player that was removed then reinstalled is not working : and answers an email on an F-150 software issue.

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Car Doctor, October 17, Hour 2

Oct 17, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour interviewing Hugh Atkins of Drew Technologies about computer flashing : takes a call on a 2010 GMC Savannah 3500 with questions on changing to synthetic transmission fluid : interviews Harlan Siegel of Launch Tech USA regarding scan tools : takes a call on a 2014 Ford Focus with a transmission issue : and answers an email on a 2007 Toyota RAV4 discussing the oil consumption issue.

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Car Doctor, October 10, Hour 1

Oct 10, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the repair of the week, a 2003 Dodge Durango with a failed engine that another shop took apart and took 5 months getting it back to the customer : takes a call on an Audi A3 with a P0068 code : answers an email regarding issues with an airbag : does an unusual fun interview with David Gott, owner of David's Famous Gourmet Frozen Custard and a big fan of The Car Doctor Show : and takes a call on a 2012 Elantra with an airbag insurance issue.

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Car Doctor, October 10, Hour 2

Oct 10, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about how attached you can be to your car and not know it : takes a call on a 2007 Mercury Mountaineer with cooling issues : takes a call on a 2013 Toyota Highlander where the tires almost fell off the vehicle after an oil change : interviews Derek Miller, Director of Product Development at AllData : answers an email on advice for which OBD-II scanner to buy : and answers an email on a Toyota with hesitation and rough idle.

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Car Doctor, October 3, Hour 1

Oct 3, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about working on a 2003 GMC Yukon that had electrical problems when hitting bumps : takes a call on a 2011 RAV4 and a question on coolant replacement : takes a call on a 2008 Toyota FJ with a shimmy at 35-45 MPH : answers an email on a Cadillac fuel injection problem : takes a call on a 2003 Pontiac and bumper paint : takes a call on a 2003 Honda Pilot and questions on oil : and answers an email on winter tires.

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Car Doctor, October 3, Hour 2

Oct 3, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about cars breaking because of situation and circumstances : takes a call on a 2011 Subaru with noise issues : takes a call on a 93 Cadillac Fleetwood with exhaust noises : interviews Michael Holzem, Manager of Field Sales, Power Solutions, on battery technology : and takes a call regarding scan tools.

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Car Doctor, September 26, Hour 1

Sep 26, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about VW's problems : takes a call on a 99 Olds Intrigue that had its PCM replaced - with the caller wondering if that would affect the transmission : takes a call on a 2011 VW GTI with a transmission issue : talks to Paul Eisenstein of thedetroitbureau.com regarding the VW emissions problem : and takes a call from a tech regarding advice Ron gave him a while back.

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Car Doctor, September 26, Hour 2

Sep 26, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour saying he's been asked quite often lately why so many cars are being recalled : takes a call on a 99 Grand Marquis with a red blinking light on the dash and the car goes dead : takes a call on a 2003 CTS that is posessed : takes a call on a 2006 RAV4 regarding the oil consumption issue : talks with Rich Dwyer of K and N : talks about what makes a good repair shop : and takes a call on a 2002 Dodge Dakota with electrical problems.

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Car Doctor, September 19, Hour 1

Sep 22, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking to himself - literally - about a problem he had with the anti-theft system on one of his vehicles this week : takes a call on a 2004 Mercury Maurauder with transmission issues : interviews Jim McGinn of PowerTeq about programming modifications on car computer chips : takes a call on a 1990 Chevy Cavalier where the caller wants advice on changing the car from a 4 headlight to a 2 headlight system : and takes a call on a 2006 Toyota RAV4 with a question on the technical service bulletin out that addresses excessive oil consumption.

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Car Doctor, September 19, Hour 2

Sep 22, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about cheaper gas prices - and cheap gas : takes a call on a 2007 Nissan Sentra with a cam position sensor issue that is hard to start and runs rough : takes a call on a PT Cruiser that is having radio and instrument cluster problems after replacement of the ignition switch : interviews Ray Bogers, General Manager of Lubricants Technology at Pennzoil, regarding new oil types and formulations : and clears up a few lingering issues from the last program.

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Car Doctor, September 12, Hour 1

Sep 12, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the commissions dealer service writers make and how it affects the services you are persuaded to buy : takes a call on a 2008 Audi A3 looking for a scan tool : talks to Sandy of Tire Warehouse, Spring Valley, regarding New York laws regarding returning used parts to the customer when requested : takes a call on a 2011 Kia and getting its brakes inspected for salt : talks to a gentleman who attended the Deadman's Curve car show on September 5 : takes a call on a 2006 Ford Explorer with vibration after getting new tires : and takes a call looking for advice on a Lexus where the caller doesn't trust the dealer.

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Car Doctor, September 12, Hour 2

Sep 12, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about his recent call with his mom - who suggested he talk about preparing your car for winter : takes a call on the rustproofing on an 08 Chevy Silverado that is starting to rust : takes a call on a 93 Ford Ranger with issues bleeding the brakes : takes a call on a 2012 Chevy Traverse with 2 wheel drive traction issues : interviews Jeff Dent, Category Product Manager of Delphi regarding the value of good parts and cold weather fuel system issues : takes a call on a 2014 Nissan Sentra with a brake fluid service question : and takes a call on a 99 Bronco with transmission noise.

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Car Doctor, September 5, Hour 1

Sep 5, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron and crew take the show on the road to the Deadman's Curve Car Show in Mahwah, NJ where ron interviews a multitude of guests - among them, Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers and Candy Clark from American Graffiti.

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Car Doctor, September 5, Hour 2

Sep 5, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron and crew take the show on the road to the Deadman's Curve Car Show in Mahwah, NJ where ron interviews a multitude of guests - among them, Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers and Candy Clark from American Graffiti.

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Car Doctor, August 29, Hour 1

Aug 29, 2015 - 00:00:00

on starts the hour by asking, "how long does it take to repair an Accura?" : takes a call on a 69 Mustang with a clutch pedal that intermittently sticks to the floor : takes a call on a 2000 Subaru Forrester with a possible coolant leak : takes a call on a 2004 Mercury Monterey with a squealing noise at idle : and takes a call on a 2002 Avalanche with a lifter tap only at 2000 RPM.

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Car Doctor, August 29, Hour 2

Aug 29, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour stating that he likes the quiet times in repair shops and discussions between shop owners : takes a call on an 89 Honda CRX asking whether to buy it : takes a call on a 2006 Honda Accord where the caller has an issue with a Honda dealer : answers an email on a 2014 Ford Explorer with "boring" brakes - the person wants to dress up the brakes : takes a call on a 2005 Chevy 2500 asking if the caller should use Lucas Oil with Synthetic oil in the vehicle : and takes a call on a 2006 F150 with a running issue.

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Car Doctor, August 22, Hour 1

Aug 22, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the great American road trip : takes a call on a 1982 Chevelle with an electrical issue : talks about the Volkswagen airbag recall : call on a 2010 Toyota Prius looking for Ron's opinion on the purchase of this used car : takes a call on a 94 Toyota Pickup that has trouble getting into gear : and discusses an article about remote start vehicles that start themselves while parked in the garage.

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Car Doctor, August 22, Hour 2

Aug 22, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour asking how well do you know your vehicle in an emergency? : takes a call regarding extended warranty on a 2013 Ford F-150 : call on a 2004 Toyota RAV 4 and a discussion on repairing the clutch and on the battery life of a Toyota Prius : takes a call on a 2014 Ford Flex regarding a brake caliper cleaning : and takes a call on a 2008 Toyota Hylander and a question on alignment.

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Car Doctor, August 15, Hour 1

Aug 15, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about inspiration and perspiration in car repair with the story of a Subaru he worked on this week : takes a call on a 2005 PT Cruiser with the AC popping : takes a call on a 2010 Nisssan Altima with a no start issue : takes a call on a 2002 Ford F-150 with a P0171/174 code : takes a call on a 2012 Toyota Camry with a tire noise : and takes a call on a 2011 Subaru Forrester with intermittent start.

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Car Doctor, August 15, Hour 2

Aug 15, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about "tire insanity" with the story of a 2011 RAV 4 with run flats : takes a call on a 2009 Jeep Wrangler with 4 wheel drive and transmission service questions : takes a call on a 2010 Impala with a P0449 evap code : takes a call on the airbags in a 92 Mazda Miata : and takes a call on a 2001 Chevy S-10 with an ABS code issue.

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Car Doctor, August 8, Hour 1

Aug 8, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the dinner he had this week with several dealer service managers, and a story about the air conditioning in a 2005 Accura : takes a call with questions on a BMW-X1 : answers an email regarding an airbag problem : talks with Paul Eisenstein of thedetroitbureau.com about hacking : and finishes the hour talking about the possible consequences of self driving cars.

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Car Doctor, August 8, Hour 2

Aug 8, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about how to work with and talk to the service shop : takes a call on a 2002 Chevy Cavalier that is running hot : talks to Shirley Viene, 82 years old, who recently tried for a new personal speed record of over 170 MPH in her Corvette : takes a call on advice on rebuilding an 85 Volvo: and talks about his inspection license "non-renewal".

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Car Doctor, August 1, Hour 1

Aug 1, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour asking - "how hard is it to fix air conditioning?" : takes a call on an 88 Izuzu Samurai with a 78 Ford Bronco transfer case that started burning oil : takes a call on a 97 S-10 with a P1870 code and sporatic check engine light : takes a call on a 88 Corvette that will not start after a 2 hour drive : interviews Sandy Fried of The Tire Warehouse regarding the recent news about spare tire explosions : takes a call ona 94 Camry with a rattling noise in the rear : takes a call on a 93 Volvo that runs for 20 minutes and dies : and answers an email on a 2000 Honda Accord with a check engine light.

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Car Doctor, August 1, Hour 2

Aug 1, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the the VW GTI with brakes that simply don't look cool : takes a call on a 2002 Chevy Impala with an intermittent no start : takes a call on a 96 Pontiac Grand Am with an intermittent P0302 code : takes a call on a 2009 Town and Country with 26,000 miles and brake issues : and takes a call on a 2003 Mustang that failed emissions but has no codes.

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Car Doctor, July 25, Hour 1

Jul 25, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the phone call he received this week asking him how far a person could drive on a flat tire that was pumped back up : takes a call on a 99 Expedition where the engine was replaced and now the AC Compressor is not working : takes a call on a 2003 Chevy S10 having a problem with its ABS brakes : answers an email on a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee regarding the cost of software updates : takes a call on a 2010 HOnda Civic that is only getting 20 MPG : takes a call on a 2010 Ford Escape with an airbag bypass issue : takes a call on a 98 Expedition with transmission fluid in the coolant reservoir : and takes a call on a 2000 Dodge Intrepid with a starting issue.

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Car Doctor, July 25, Hour 2

Jul 25, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the recall notice he received on his truck : answers an email on a Silverado with acceleration issues : takes a call on a 2000 Lincoln Town Car with a battery issue : takes a call on a 2006 Cobalt that shuts down at reduced engine speed : and interviews Chris Tracy, Social Media Manager of LMC Truck.

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Car Doctor, July 18, Hour 1

Jul 18, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the Nissan vehicles with the floorboards that rust out - and the recent service bulletin issued : takes a call on a 2015 Subaru regarding oil consumption : takes a call on a 2001 Honda Accord with intermittent power door locks : answers an email from a shop tech asking how Ron handles the massive amounts of service info shops need today : takes a call on a 2014 BMW with questions on how often they break down, and also answers a question on a 67 Mustang where the battery goes dead every 3 weeks : talks to David Kim of the Fallen Patriots Program : and takes a call on a 2002 Toyota 4 Runner that is setting catalytic converter and O2 sensor codes.

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Car Doctor, July 18, Hour 2

Jul 18, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about the cultural and technological changes in cars : takes a call on a 95 Silverado that runs on only 3 cylinders when off road : takes a call from Shirley Veine, an 82 year old woman who is looking to do 175 MPH this year in a Corvette she is having modified : takes a call on a 2003 Toyota Camry with questions about replacing the flex exhaust pipe and oil consumption : takes a call on the shelf life of batteries that have not been filled with acid : takes a call on a 99 Jeep Cherokee where the caller wishes to interchange parts from a 97 Jeep Cherokee : and takes a call on a 98 Grand Marquis that just dies.

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Car Doctor, July 11, Hour 1

Jul 11, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour stating that driveability is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get : takes a call on a 2001 Buick Century with a sticking brake caliper : takes a call on a 2001 Toyota Camry that won't run for more than a few seconds : takes a call on an 83 Honda Civic that needs a fuel sensor : takes a call on a 2002 Ford Taurus with a question on head gaskets : takes a call on a 97 Dodge 2500 panel van that has running issues : and takes a call on a 2002 Concorde LXF where the owner sees moisture under the gas fill tube and smells gas.

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Car Doctor, July 11, Hour 2

Jul 11, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about how small repairs get larger : takes a call on a 2007 Mustang with a question on O2 sensors : takes a call on a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am with a leak - of what? : interviews Matt Eaton of Denso on spark plug technology : and talks to Chief Engineer Tom Ray about a recent problem with his high mileage 2010 Ford Escape.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, July 4, Hour 1

Jul 4, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about battery failure in the summer heat and battery warranties : takes a call on a 2010 Honda Accord with a question on oil consumption : and talks with "Instructor Steve", an instructor in auto mechanics from Cincinnati, Ohio, about the sad state of auto repair.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, July 4, Hour 2

Jul 4, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about new technologies coming to cars : takes a call on a VW with an alternator problem : takes a call on a 99 GMC K2500 Suburban where the caller wants to remove the ABS braking system : takes a call on a 2004 Wrangler X that hesitates and jerks after it is shut off and restarted : and takes a call on a 2004 Murano that is having an issue with the exhaust manifold bolts.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, June 27, Hour 1

Jun 27, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour talking about his rough week at the shop with cars that have not been maintained : takes a call on a 99 Porsche Boxer and an intermediate bearing shaft problem : takes a call on a 2005 VW Jetta with a P0420 error code : and takes a call regarding changing the transmission fluid in a 2013 Ford F-150.

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Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor
Car Doctor, June 27, Hour 2

Jun 27, 2015 - 00:00:00

Ron starts the hour with a call on a 2010 Prius and a question on the hybrid battery : takes a call on a 2015 Nissan Ultima and a question on oil change maintenance : takes a call on a 2007 Dodge Caravan with a heat problem : takes a call on a 2000 Ford F-150 and an oil comsumption question : takes a call on a 2004 VW Toureg with a battery failure problem : and takes a call on a 2006 Mazda with a misfire on a new engine.

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THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE
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