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2017

August 19, Hr 1 - Insanity At The Shop  (mp3) - M4A

Ron talks about insanity in car repair and the insanity at the shop this week in general : talks about leaking posts on car batteries : takes a call on a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am with milky oil on the dipstick : discusses the suspension on an Audi and answers questions on lab scopes.

August 19, Hr 2 - Paul Eisenstein (mp3) - M4A

Ron's guest is Paul Eisenstein of thedetroitbureau.com.  They discuss a myriad of topics such as auto leasing and the DeLorean that Paul is watching on a test track as they speak.

August 12, Hr 1 - The Chrysler 300  (mp3) - M4A

Ron tells the story of the Chrysler 300 with multiple problems, and how one that seemed difficult was actually easy to fix : a caller is looking for shock and strut recommendations on an 08 Audi A3 Quattro : an06 Jeep Grand Cherokee has transmission issues : a 68 Pontiac has carburetor issues : and an email on driverless cars and other topics.

August 12, Hr 2 - Leasing A Vehicle (mp3) - M4A

Should you own or lease a vehicle? : a whole bunch of questions on a 99 Jeep Wrangler Sport : an 03 VW Jetta that has been sitting and won't start : and a 93 Chevy K1500 that seems possessed starting with it running without its fuel pump relay installed.

August 5, Hr 1 - The Road To Nowhere  (mp3) - M4A

This program is an encore performance.  Ron talks about The Road to Nowhere : takes a call on an 07 Subaru Outback that overheats : a call on an 07 Subaru forester leaking power steering fluid : discusses recalls : a 95 Cutlass that sputters : a 10 F150 with questions on filters : and an 01 Honda Civic and the airbag recall.

August 5, Hr 2 - The Idle Speed Is Stuck (mp3) - M4A

This program is an encore performance.  Ron talks about a car with its idle speed stuck at 3000 RPM : takes a call on a 16 Camaro and winterizing tips : an 04 Concorde with temperature control problems : an email on parts quality : an email on synthetic oil : talks about the wiring harnesses in 06 Dodge Chargers : and talks about repair shops closing.

July 29, Hr 1 - Is My Car Worth Keeping?  (mp3) - M4A

How many oddball issues can there be in one week?  Ron tells you. : a call on an 01 VW Cabrio that is stuck in gear : an 09 Toyota Venza that has hit 100,000 miles - is it worth keeping? : and an email on flying cars.

July 29, Hr 2 - Transmission Trouble (mp3) - M4A

A 2000 Caddy has its wipers coming on by themselves : a caller with a 12 RAV4 asks about 100,000 mile fluid changes : an email on the best way to sell a car and determine its worth : an 02 Ford Sportrek that is rough shifting : an 08 Silverado that had its transmission rebuilt, but now won't start : a 12 Chevy Colorado that had been in water up to its body : a chat about scan tools : and an email on lax auto safety inspections in New Jersey.

July 22, Hr 1 - Tires Tires Everywhere  (mp3) - M4A

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

July 22, Hr 2 - The Prisum Solar Car Revisited (mp3) - M4A

The solar car race across Australia happens in August, and Ron talks with Matt Goode of Iowa State University on progress with the Prisum Solar Car Project : a caller, who won an Intune I2 Performance kit on the show calls to describe what he found with it : a caller asks about using synthetic oil in an 89 Buick : there are questions on gaskets and an oil leak on a 97 Ford Probe : and a caller asks about using synthetic oil in a 15 Equinox.

July 15, Hr 1 - Do You Want To Be Ron Ananian In The Unsafe State of NJ?  (mp3) - M4A

Cars are unsafe in New Jersey because there is no longer a safety inspection : a caller comments on self driving cars and poses a question : a 94 Camry has new tires and drives rough : an 06 Camry is rough shifting : and a 2000 Stratus has a transmission leak and won't shift at all.

July 15, Hr 2 - So This Lady Walks Into The Shop (mp3) - M4A

Ron talks about the lady that walked into his shop the other day : talks about All Data teaming up with Google : an 07 Chevy Suburban has daytime running lights that stay on when the car is shut off, and the cruise control is not working : a 91 Sentra has an oil leak under the distributor cap : and a 14 VW Jetta won't start or stay running with its MAT sensor connected.

July 8, Hr 1 - 84 Years Old and 210 MPH  (mp3) - M4A

84 Years Old and 210 MPH?  Shirley Veine of Boise Idaho has done that, and Ron talks to her to open the show : Ron takes a call on his trivia question : takes a call on an 07 Ford F150 with questions on transmission fluid and transfer case fluid among others : and a call on a 08 Impala that locks the shifter in park.

July 8, Hr 2 - Blue Smoke Signals From A Dodge Cargo Van (mp3) - M4A

Blue Smoke Signals From A Dodge Cargo Van?  Ron discusses that with a caller shortly, but first, he talks about the latest auto recall : takes a call on a 2000 Monte Carlo with an ignition question : discussed the 2012 Dodge Cargo Van blowing blue smoke : answers his trivia question : and gives his opinion on whether the transmission can be swapped from a 95 to an 03 Windstar van.

July 1, Hr 1 - Replacing The Alternator In A 2008 Camry  (mp3) - M4A

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

July 1, Hr 2 - Could It Be As Simple As A Bad Battery (mp3) - M4A

Tempting the indiscriminate Gods of Auto Repair with the diagnosis of a bad battery : a call on an 05 Chevy Silverado with a rough idle : a call on a 70 Plymouth Road Runner and questions on the correct type of oil to use : and an email on the type of oil to use in 63 and 75 Fords.

2017

August 19, Hr 1 - Insanity At The Shop (mp3)

Ron talks about insanity in car repair and the insanity at the shop this week in general : talks about leaking posts on car batteries : takes a call on a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am with milky oil on the dipstick : discusses the suspension on an Audi and answers questions on lab scopes.

August 19, Hr 2 - Paul Eisenstein (mp3)

Ron's guest is Paul Eisenstein of thedetroitbureau.com.  They discuss a myriad of topics such as auto leasing and the DeLorean that Paul is watching on a test track as they speak.

August 12, Hr 1 - The Chrysler 300 (mp3)

Ron tells the story of the Chrysler 300 with multiple problems, and how one that seemed difficult was actually easy to fix : a caller is looking for shock and strut recommendations on an 08 Audi A3 Quattro : an06 Jeep Grand Cherokee has transmission issues : a 68 Pontiac has carburetor issues : and an email on driverless cars and other topics.

August 12, Hr 2 - Leasing A Vehicle (mp3)

Should you own or lease a vehicle? : a whole bunch of questions on a 99 Jeep Wrangler Sport : an 03 VW Jetta that has been sitting and won't start : and a 93 Chevy K1500 that seems possessed starting with it running without its fuel pump relay installed.

August 5, Hr 1 - The Road To Nowhere (mp3)

This program is an encore performance.  Ron talks about The Road to Nowhere : takes a call on an 07 Subaru Outback that overheats : a call on an 07 Subaru forester leaking power steering fluid : discusses recalls : a 95 Cutlass that sputters : a 10 F150 with questions on filters : and an 01 Honda Civic and the airbag recall.

August 5, Hr 2 - The Idle Speed Is Stuck (mp3)

This program is an encore performance.  Ron talks about a car with its idle speed stuck at 3000 RPM : takes a call on a 16 Camaro and winterizing tips : an 04 Concorde with temperature control problems : an email on parts quality : an email on synthetic oil : talks about the wiring harnesses in 06 Dodge Chargers : and talks about repair shops closing.

July 29, Hr 1 - Is My Car Worth Keeping? (mp3)

How many oddball issues can there be in one week?  Ron tells you. : a call on an 01 VW Cabrio that is stuck in gear : an 09 Toyota Venza that has hit 100,000 miles - is it worth keeping? : and an email on flying cars.

July 29, Hr 2 - Transmission Trouble (mp3)

A 2000 Caddy has its wipers coming on by themselves : a caller with a 12 RAV4 asks about 100,000 mile fluid changes : an email on the best way to sell a car and determine its worth : an 02 Ford Sportrek that is rough shifting : an 08 Silverado that had its transmission rebuilt, but now won't start : a 12 Chevy Colorado that had been in water up to its body : a chat about scan tools : and an email on lax auto safety inspections in New Jersey.

July 22, Hr 1 - Tires Tires Everywhere (mp3)

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

July 22, Hr 2 - The Prisum Solar Car Revisited (mp3)

The solar car race across Australia happens in August, and Ron talks with Matt Goode of Iowa State University on progress with the Prisum Solar Car Project : a caller, who won an Intune I2 Performance kit on the show calls to describe what he found with it : a caller asks about using synthetic oil in an 89 Buick : there are questions on gaskets and an oil leak on a 97 Ford Probe : and a caller asks about using synthetic oil in a 15 Equinox.

July 15, Hr 1 - Do You Want To Be Ron Ananian In The Unsafe State of NJ? (mp3)

Cars are unsafe in New Jersey because there is no longer a safety inspection : a caller comments on self driving cars and poses a question : a 94 Camry has new tires and drives rough : an 06 Camry is rough shifting : and a 2000 Stratus has a transmission leak and won't shift at all.

July 15, Hr 2 - So This Lady Walks Into The Shop (mp3)

Ron talks about the lady that walked into his shop the other day : talks about All Data teaming up with Google : an 07 Chevy Suburban has daytime running lights that stay on when the car is shut off, and the cruise control is not working : a 91 Sentra has an oil leak under the distributor cap : and a 14 VW Jetta won't start or stay running with its MAT sensor connected.

July 8, Hr 1 - 84 Years Old and 210 MPH (mp3)

84 Years Old and 210 MPH?  Shirley Veine of Boise Idaho has done that, and Ron talks to her to open the show : Ron takes a call on his trivia question : takes a call on an 07 Ford F150 with questions on transmission fluid and transfer case fluid among others : and a call on a 08 Impala that locks the shifter in park.

July 8, Hr 2 - Blue Smoke Signals From A Dodge Cargo Van (mp3)

Blue Smoke Signals From A Dodge Cargo Van?  Ron discusses that with a caller shortly, but first, he talks about the latest auto recall : takes a call on a 2000 Monte Carlo with an ignition question : discussed the 2012 Dodge Cargo Van blowing blue smoke : answers his trivia question : and gives his opinion on whether the transmission can be swapped from a 95 to an 03 Windstar van.

July 1, Hr 1 - Replacing The Alternator In A 2008 Camry (mp3)

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

July 1, Hr 2 - Could It Be As Simple As A Bad Battery (mp3)

Tempting the indiscriminate Gods of Auto Repair with the diagnosis of a bad battery : a call on an 05 Chevy Silverado with a rough idle : a call on a 70 Plymouth Road Runner and questions on the correct type of oil to use : and an email on the type of oil to use in 63 and 75 Fords.