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2017

June 17, Hr 1 - How To Diagnose An Electrical Drain  (mp3) - M4A

Ron opens with a discussion of repairing an electrical drain in a Corvette : takes a call on a 2000 Silverado that won't go over 30 MPH : takes a call on a 96 Honda Accord that has an engine from a different model and is throwing overheat codes : and diagnoses courtesy light problems in a 95 Corvette.

June 17, Hr 2 - Can Auto Repair Be Standardized (mp3) - M4A

The diagnosis of the courtesy light problems in the 95 Corvette continues : a caller makes comments on a Motor Week article regarding Cat converters self destructing and taking engines with them : a caller with a 95 Ford F350 is looking for a scan tool : Ron discusses whether auto repair can be standardized : a caller has questions on the security system in his 2012 GMC Canyon : and a caller asks how to find the timing mark on a 98 Camry.

June 10, Hr 1 - So You Want To Own A Repair Shop  (mp3) - M4A

Ron opens with a discussion of self driving cars : takes a call on an 03 Silverado with a miss : a listener opines on the lack of trade education in the US : discussed owning a repair shop : and takes a call on an 08 Toyota Highlander with an oil leak.

June 10, Hr 2 - The Car of the Future: The Prisum Solar Car (mp3) - M4A

Is a solar car the car of the future?  Ron talks to Matt Goode of the Iowa State University Prisum Solar Car team that will be racing their car in Austrailia this summer : takes a call with comments on solar cars : takes a call on an 02 Ford Explorer that needs a differential : takes a call on an 88 Caddy with lifter noise : and takes a call on a 99 Toyota Highlander with 250K miles where the listener is asking for preventive maintenance tips.

June 3, Hr 1 - High Level Indicators (mp3) - M4A

The topic of a class Ron took this week was High Level Indicators - what are they and what do they mean? : a Mazda 626 stalls while driving on the highway : a 2000 Monte Carlo has been misdiagnosed : a 99 Explorer has a misfire while under load, but no check engine light.

June 3, Hr 2 - Installing A Performance Package (mp3) - M4A

What are tips to installing a performance package? : The call on the 99 Explorer from hour 1 continues : an 07 Saturn Ion turns on its coolant warning light when revved : an 09 F150 Lariat is having a performance package installed, and the caller asks if the vehicle has 2 piece spark plugs : an 11 Mercury Marquis has a fuel smell in the passenger cabin on start up : a 91 Bronco has a temporary power loss.

May 27, Hr 1 - Should Headlights Light Up All Landscape? (mp3) - M4A

The significance of Memorial Day : a 98 Ford Crown Victoria with hesitation, idle and stalling problems : a 15 Buick Verano with headlights that light up the tops of trees and everything else : and an 03 Dodge Caravan with brakes that always feel like ABS is engaged.

May 27, Hr 2 - Using Oil Conditioners With Synthetic Oils (mp3) - M4A

Ron's Uncle Steve, who was shot down over Germany in World War 2, reflects on Memorial Day : questions on using oil conditioners with synthetic oils : an 11 F150 with severe running issues : and a 99 Suburban with a gas smell in the cabin.

May 20, Hr 1 - The Coolest of Car Auctions (mp3) - M4A

The Coolest of Car Auctions.  Ron talks to Yvette VanDerBrink of VanDerBrink Auctions, an auction house that runs some of the best classic car auctions in the country : takes a call on a 97 Buick Park Avenue where the right turn signals are not working : and takes a call on a 99 Nissan Sentra where the caller has changed the oil - but left the oil cap off and now has oil all over the engine.

May 20, Hr 2 - You Shouldn't Rely On Just Scan Information To Diagnose A Car (mp3) - M4A

You Shouldn't Rely On Just Scan Information To Diagnose A Car, as Ron starts with a story of two different vehicles and the value in looking not only at scan information, but also closely looking at the symptoms to arrive at a diagnosis : takes a call on an 03 Silverado with a multiple misfire code : takes a call on an 07 Impala, an 05 Sierra and an 08 Silverado - all with check engine lights : takes a call on a 2000 Montecarlo where the caller heard a noise like a pop, and now the car is very difficult to start and it will not stay running : and takes a call on a 99 Acura where the driver's side door won't open.

May 13, Hr 1 - What Is The Value In The Extended Oil Change? (mp3) - M4A

What is the value in the extended oil change, and can any be found?  Ron starts the hour by discussing this point : takes a call on a 95 Corvette where the courtesy lights won't come on with the left door open : takes a call asking if an analog or digital instrument cluster would be more accurate : takes a call on a 94 Chevy S-10 where the caller is looking for a recommendation on the best synthetic manual transmission and differential oils to use : and Ron ponders a listener's question about parts that fall off cars on the roadside - and how that will manifest itself in the coming flying car era.

May 13, Hr 2 - Some Repairs Take A Long Time.  Why? (mp3) - M4A

Some repairs take a long time.  Why?  Ron starts with the story of a 2-1/2 year repair : takes a call on an 04 Grand Cherokee where the blend doors are banging after the car is shut off : takes a call on an 04 GMC Envoy XL that makes a noise somewhat like maraccas from the left rear : takes a call on an 07 Silverado with detonation : takes a call on an 07 Honda Odyssey with questions on coolant type : and answers an email regarding transmission maintenance on a Toyota Avalon.

May 6, Hr 1 - Your Scan Tool Does More Than Read Error Codes (mp3) - M4A

Your scan tool does more than read error codes - and Ron talks to Steve Zack, Technical Instructor for Bosch, about the importance of scan tools : takes a call on a 15 Subaru Legacy where the caller is prepping for a long road trip : takes a call on an 06 Subaru Grand Vitara that has problems with the power windows : and has a discussion on flying cars.

May 6, Hr 2 - Can Self Driving Cars Be Fun? (mp3) - M4A

Can self driving cars be fun? is one of the topics discussed on this hour of The Car Doctor : Ron starts with a story of a 2013 F150 with a 3.5 V6 engine he had in for repair earlier in the week : takes a call on an F350 that stalls : takes a call on an 07 Chevy Van with spongy brakes : takes a call on an 89 Escort and questions about possibly cam shaft issues : has a discussion on whether self driving cars can be fun to drive, or not drive : and takes a call on an 09 GMC Yukon with a possible fuel pump issue.

April 29, Hr 1 - What Causes A Car To Stall These Days?(mp3) - M4A

What causes a car to stall these days? is one of the topics of discussion this hour.  Ron starts with a report that UBER states it will have flying cars in Texas in 2020 : takes a call on a 96 GMC Suburban with a stuck gas guage : takes a call on a 2010 Subaru Forester that is stalling : takes a call on a 98 Corvette where the caller is asking questions on the correct warm up time and temperature of the engine : takes a call on a 2013 F150 that has lost 2 front axles in 9 months : and answers an email on how to choose a tire.

April 29, Hr 2 - Flying Cars?  UBER Says YES in 2020 (mp3) - M4A

Flying Cars?  UBER says YES in 2020 is a topic of discussion this hour : Ron starts talking about flying cars and scan tools : takes a call from a listener who sent in an article regarding UBER stating they will have flying cars in Texas in 2020 : takes a call on a Chevy S-10 with air conditioning problems in a follow up from last week : takes a call on a 2000 Honda CR-V with a vibration : takes a call on an 06 Chevy Impala asking how to properly bleed the brake system : and takes a call on an 04 Impala with a cam position sensor code.

2017

June 17, Hr 1 - How To Diagnose An Electrical Drain (mp3)

Ron opens with a discussion of repairing an electrical drain in a Corvette : takes a call on a 2000 Silverado that won't go over 30 MPH : takes a call on a 96 Honda Accord that has an engine from a different model and is throwing overheat codes : and diagnoses courtesy light problems in a 95 Corvette.

June 17, Hr 2 - Can Auto Repair Be Standardized (mp3)

The diagnosis of the courtesy light problems in the 95 Corvette continues : a caller makes comments on a Motor Week article regarding Cat converters self destructing and taking engines with them : a caller with a 95 Ford F350 is looking for a scan tool : Ron discusses whether auto repair can be standardized : a caller has questions on the security system in his 2012 GMC Canyon : and a caller asks how to find the timing mark on a 98 Camry.

June 10, Hr 1 - So You Want To Own A Repair Shop (mp3)

Ron opens with a discussion of self driving cars : takes a call on an 03 Silverado with a miss : a listener opines on the lack of trade education in the US : discussed owning a repair shop : and takes a call on an 08 Toyota Highlander with an oil leak.

June 10, Hr 2 - The Car of the Future: The Prisum Solar Car (mp3)

Is a solar car the car of the future?  Ron talks to Matt Goode of the Iowa State University Prisum Solar Car team that will be racing their car in Austrailia this summer : takes a call with comments on solar cars : takes a call on an 02 Ford Explorer that needs a differential : takes a call on an 88 Caddy with lifter noise : and takes a call on a 99 Toyota Highlander with 250K miles where the listener is asking for preventive maintenance tips.

June 3, Hr 1 - High Level Indicators (mp3)

The topic of a class Ron took this week was High Level Indicators - what are they and what do they mean? : a Mazda 626 stalls while driving on the highway : a 2000 Monte Carlo has been misdiagnosed : a 99 Explorer has a misfire while under load, but no check engine light.

June 3, Hr 2 - Installing A Performance Package (mp3)

What are tips to installing a performance package? : The call on the 99 Explorer from hour 1 continues : an 07 Saturn Ion turns on its coolant warning light when revved : an 09 F150 Lariat is having a performance package installed, and the caller asks if the vehicle has 2 piece spark plugs : an 11 Mercury Marquis has a fuel smell in the passenger cabin on start up : a 91 Bronco has a temporary power loss.

May 27, Hr 1 - Should Headlights Light Up All Landscape? (mp3)

The significance of Memorial Day : a 98 Ford Crown Victoria with hesitation, idle and stalling problems : a 15 Buick Verano with headlights that light up the tops of trees and everything else : and an 03 Dodge Caravan with brakes that always feel like ABS is engaged.

May 27, Hr 2 - Using Oil Conditioners With Synthetic Oils (mp3)

Ron's Uncle Steve, who was shot down over Germany in World War 2, reflects on Memorial Day : questions on using oil conditioners with synthetic oils : an 11 F150 with severe running issues : and a 99 Suburban with a gas smell in the cabin.

May 20, Hr 1 - The Coolest of Car Auctions (mp3)

The Coolest of Car Auctions.  Ron talks to Yvette VanDerBrink of VanDerBrink Auctions, an auction house that runs some of the best classic car auctions in the country : takes a call on a 97 Buick Park Avenue where the right turn signals are not working : and takes a call on a 99 Nissan Sentra where the caller has changed the oil - but left the oil cap off and now has oil all over the engine.

May 20, Hr 2 - You Shouldn't Relay On Just Scan Information To Diagnose A Car (mp3)

You Shouldn't Rely On Just Scan Information To Diagnose A Car, as Ron starts with a story of two different vehicles and the value in looking not only at scan information, but also closely looking at the symptoms to arrive at a diagnosis : takes a call on an 03 Silverado with a multiple misfire code : takes a call on an 07 Impala, an 05 Sierra and an 08 Silverado - all with check engine lights : takes a call on a 2000 Montecarlo where the caller heard a noise like a pop, and now the car is very difficult to start and it will not stay running : and takes a call on a 99 Acura where the driver's side door won't open.

May 13, Hr 1 - What Is The Value In The Extended Oil Change? (mp3)

What is the value in the extended oil change, and can any be found?  Ron starts the hour by discussing this point : takes a call on a 95 Corvette where the courtesy lights won't come on with the left door open : takes a call asking if an analog or digital instrument cluster would be more accurate : takes a call on a 94 Chevy S-10 where the caller is looking for a recommendation on the best synthetic manual transmission and differential oils to use : and Ron ponders a listener's question about parts that fall off cars on the roadside - and how that will manifest itself in the coming flying car era.

May 13, Hr 2 - Some Repairs Take A Long Time.  Why? (mp3)

Some repairs take a long time.  Why?  Ron starts with the story of a 2-1/2 year repair : takes a call on an 04 Grand Cherokee where the blend doors are banging after the car is shut off : takes a call on an 04 GMC Envoy XL that makes a noise somewhat like maraccas from the left rear : takes a call on an 07 Silverado with detonation : takes a call on an 07 Honda Odyssey with questions on coolant type : and answers an email regarding transmission maintenance on a Toyota Avalon.

May 6, Hr 1 - Your Scan Tool Does More Than Read Error Codes (mp3)

Your scan tool does more than read error codes - and Ron talks to Steve Zack, Technical Instructor for Bosch, about the importance of scan tools : takes a call on a 15 Subaru Legacy where the caller is prepping for a long road trip : takes a call on an 06 Subaru Grand Vitara that has problems with the power windows : and has a discussion on flying cars.

May 6, Hr 2 - Can Self Driving Cars Be Fun? (mp3)

Can self driving cars be fun? is one of the topics discussed on this hour of The Car Doctor : Ron starts with a story of a 2013 F150 with a 3.5 V6 engine he had in for repair earlier in the week : takes a call on an F350 that stalls : takes a call on an 07 Chevy Van with spongy brakes : takes a call on an 89 Escort and questions about possibly cam shaft issues : has a discussion on whether self driving cars can be fun to drive, or not drive : and takes a call on an 09 GMC Yukon with a possible fuel pump issue.

April 29, Hr 1 - What Causes A Car To Stall These Days? (mp3)

What causes a car to stall these days? is one of the topics of discussion this hour.  Ron starts with a report that UBER states it will have flying cars in Texas in 2020 : takes a call on a 96 GMC Suburban with a stuck gas guage : takes a call on a 2010 Subaru Forester that is stalling : takes a call on a 98 Corvette where the caller is asking questions on the correct warm up time and temperature of the engine : takes a call on a 2013 F150 that has lost 2 front axles in 9 months : and answers an email on how to choose a tire.             

April 29, Hr 2 - Flying Cars?  UBER Says YES in 2020 (mp3)

Flying Cars?  UBER says YES in 2020 is a topic of discussion this hour : Ron starts talking about flying cars and scan tools : takes a call from a listener who sent in an article regarding UBER stating they will have flying cars in Texas in 2020 : takes a call on a Chevy S-10 with air conditioning problems in a follow up from last week : takes a call on a 2000 Honda CR-V with a vibration : takes a call on an 06 Chevy Impala asking how to properly bleed the brake system : and takes a call on an 04 Impala with a cam position sensor code.