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With over 40 years of repairing cars and 27 on the radio helping you repair them, Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor, is an expert at everything automotive. Call us at 855-560-9900.

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With over 40 years of repairing cars and 27 on the radio helping you repair them, Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor, is an expert at everything automotive. Call us at 855-560-9900.

    The Car Doctor - 4/10/21 - Failed Oil Filter

    The Car Doctor - 4/10/21 - Failed Oil Filter

    Ron starts this episode talking about the 16 Traverse he is working on this week and the mistake GM made : takes a call on a 13 Chevy 2500HD where the oil was changed, and the filter failed : takes a call on an 09 F150 that has 266,000 miles and is on its second engine – and the listener wants to know if he should change the transmission : takes a call with a question on ADAS sensors, in particular, what happens if you’re backing up a trailer? : takes a call on an 01 GMC Yukon with major front end issues : and talks about broken spark plugs in an 07 F150.
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    The Car Doctor - 4/10/21 - Cherokee Bad Brake Job

    The Car Doctor - 4/10/21 - Cherokee Bad Brake Job

    Ron starts this episode by taking a test…..and talking about ADAS systems : takes a call on an 05 Mini Cooper with a blown head gasket : takes a call on an 04 Grand Cherokee with a bad brake job : takes a call from a listener looking for a recommendation on a scan tool.
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    The Car Doctor - 4/3/21 - Plugging Tires

    The Car Doctor - 4/3/21 - Plugging Tires

    Ron starts this episode answering a listener comment on putting a trailer with a generator on the back of an electric car : takes a call on an 09 Dodge Caliber with an intermittent battery light : takes a call on an 05 GMC Canyon with a snapping when in 4 wheel drive – and now 4 wheel drive has quit : takes a call on a 79 Mercedes 450SL that starts fine when it sits, but won’t start after being driven and restarted : takes a call on a 15 Dodge Grand Caravan that is blowing heat on the passenger side with the AC on : takes a call on an 18 Corolla where the caller hit a pothole and the tire deflated – garage said it was a nail and plugged the tire – tire is still not holding air and they say they cannot replug the tire – asks Ron if this is true : takes a call on an 04 Silverado with reduced engine power and error codes : takes a call on a 15 Silverado with a rumble strip effect – caller asks transmission or torque converter.
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    The Car Doctor - 4/3/21 - Automatic Braking Systems

    The Car Doctor - 4/3/21 - Automatic Braking Systems

    Ron starts this episode with a story about installing HBO Max and how that relates to electric cars and talks about a report stating there will be radar in cars – mandatory – soon to apply brakes whenever it sees something in the path : takes a call on a 2000 Suburban with intermittent ABS and brake warning lights, particularly going over bumps : interviews Steffen Niemietz, Application Engineer for Liqui-Moly about LSPI : takes a listener call with concerns about brake application radar : tells a story about a 16 Chevy Traverse that leaked power steering onto the oxygen sensor and what it will cost to repair the vehicle : and ends this episode with a tech tip from All Data on a Mazda CX7.
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    The Car Doctor - 3/27/21 - Used Car Prices and Semiconductors

    The Car Doctor - 3/27/21 - Used Car Prices and Semiconductors

    Ron starts this episode talking about a shortage of semiconductors causing used car prices to go up : takes a call on a 16 Silverado LT with a check engine light coincident with a low battery : takes a call on an 07 Caddy CTS with a misfire on cylinders 2, 4, and 6, and an 02 F350 running rough and not shifting properly : takes a call on a 15 Honda Pilot asking questions on replacing the right front strut spring : takes a call on a 10 Volvo XC60 with a slipping transmission.
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    The Car Doctor - 3/27/21 - What Does The Yellow Light Mean?

    The Car Doctor - 3/27/21 - What Does The Yellow Light Mean?

    Ron starts this episode talking about the intermittent air conditioning problem that came into his shop this past week : takes a call on a 99 RAM 3500 with the ABS and brake lights both coming on : takes a call with comments on electric cars : answers an email on the Prius battery we had a question on two shows ago : takes a call on a 2000 Cavalier with questions on how to check the vapor pressure sending unit without a scan tool : talks about how cars are changing because of technology : takes a call on an Impala with wiring damage under the hood from squirrels : talks about a 13 GMC pickup with a “range performance” code and what was done to repair it.
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