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Bumper to Bumper Radio, the car guys on KTAR, 92.3 FM in Phoenix, AZ, broadcast every Saturday from 11:00 am to noon. On this show, Dave Riccio of Tri-City Transmission in Tempe, AZ and Matt Allen of Virginia Auto Service in Phoenix, AZ talk about repairs seen frequently by auto shops during the Summer. Guests include Curt and Eric from Curt’s Auto Repair.

  • Why you shouldn’t jump to conclusions if you believe you need a new transmission.
  • The most common issues auto repair shops see this time of year- big and small.
  • Why you should replace your car’s battery with an Interstate Battery.
  • 2003 Ford Focus: Has ongoing issues with the AC. Is there more you can do besides trying to find the leak repeatedly? 
  • 2006 GMC Yukon: I’m having an intermittent problem getting this car to start, especially after the car sits for a while. Any idea what might be causing this?
  • 2008 Toyota Prius: I’ve been told I’ll never need to change the radiator or transmission fluid. Is this true?
  • 2006 Nissan Titan: I’ve been noticing moisture on the passenger side of my cabin. Is this related to the AC?
  • 2005 Nissan Sentra: When should I replace the timing chain in this vehicle?
  • 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo: My car starts normally and sounds great for a few seconds, then dies suddenly. What factors might be contributing to this?
  • 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee: The AC clutch is having issues in this vehicle. Should I replace the entire unit or would replacing the clutch alone fix all issues?
  • 2003 Toyota Camry: 3 of 4 of my power windows stopped working all at the same time. My fuses seem fine- what is the problem here?
  • 2010 Audi S4: It’s becoming more and more difficult to get into 1st gear and reverse. Is there an adjustment that needs to be made?
  • 2001 Jeep Wrangler: After noticing issues turning right, I added some power steering fluid. After a few days I started noticing a squeaking noise. What’s happening here?
  • 2001 Ford Taurus: The steering wheel is locked on this car and we can’t get it to start. Any suggestions?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2003 Ford Focus, 2006 GMC Yukon, 2008 Toyota Prius, 2006 Nissan Titan, 2005 Nissan Sentra, 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2003 Toyota Camry, 2010 Audi S4, 2001 Jeep Wrangler, and 2001 Ford Taurus.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper Radio helps a listener who suspects there is a fuel blockage issue with her Kia.