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2017

April 22, Hr 1 - What Is The Value of an Experienced Technician?(mp3) - M4A

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.

April 22, Hr 2 - OK-So You Operate The Power Window And The Radio Shuts Off? (mp3) - M4A

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.

April 15, Hr 1 - How Do We Get Kids Interested In Cars?(mp3) - M4A

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.

April 15, Hr 2 - The Guy Who Told You He Knew Transmissions Did What? (mp3) - M4A

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.

April 8, Hr 1 - You Built a Car So The Roof Can Leak?(mp3) - M4A

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?

April 8, Hr 2 - Carbon Buildup in a Ford Eco Boost Engine (mp3) - M4A

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.

April 1, Hr 1 - Parts Obsolescence(mp3) - M4A

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.

April 1, Hr 2 - Diagnosing Diesel Fuel Issues (mp3) - M4A

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.

March 25, Hr 1 - The TST Big Event(mp3) - M4A

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

March 25, Hr 2 - The TST Big Event (mp3) - M4A

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

March 18, Hr 1 - OBD-II (mp3) - M4A

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.

March 18, Hr 2 - Brake Lights Stuck On (mp3) - M4A

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.

March 11, Hour 1 (mp3) - M4A

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.

March 11, Hour 2 (mp3) - M4A

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.

March 4, Hour 1 (mp3) - M4A

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.

March 4, Hour 2 (mp3) - M4A

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.

2017

April 22, Hr 1 - What Is The Value of an Experienced Technician? (mp3)

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.

April 22, Hr 2 - OK-So You Operate The Power Window And The Radio Shuts Off? (mp3)

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.

April 15, Hr 1 - How Do We Get Kids Interested In Cars? (mp3)

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.

April 15, Hr 2 - The Guy Who Told You He Knew Transmissions Did What? (mp3)

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.

April 8, Hr 1 - You Built a Car So The Roof Can Leak? (mp3)

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?

April 8, Hr 2 - Carbon Buildup in a Ford Eco Boost Engine (mp3)

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.

April 1, Hr 1 - Parts Obsolescence (mp3)

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.

April 1, Hr 2 - Diagnosing Diesel Fuel Issues (mp3)

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.

March 25, Hr 1 - The TST Big Event (mp3)

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

March 25, Hr 2 - The TST Big Event (mp3)

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

March 18, Hour 1 (mp3)

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.

March 18, Hour 2 (mp3)

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.

March 11, Hour 1 (mp3)

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.

March 11, Hour 2 (mp3)

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.

March 4, Hour 1 (mp3)

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.

March 4, Hour 2 (mp3)

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.