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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 talks about intermittent or small glitches with your car that can be easily corrected or put off for certain amounts of time.

  • Different types of noises and glitches that may be happening in your vehicle.
  • How to decide whether or not a small costly repair is necessary.
  • What causes the creaking noises in your car during the colder weather?
  • 2008 Ford Mustang GT: My car will stop accelerating after certain amounts of time. My shop says only the dealer can reset the issue since it’s a computer issue. Is this true?
  • 1990 Hummer H1: Whenever I try to start this vehicle I notice white smoke coming from the exhaust, but it will not run. Is there water in the line?
  • 2012 Ford Transit Connect: I’ve been noticing a grinding sound while braking. After replacing the pads and rotors, the problem came back after a week or so. Is there something else causing this?
  • 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis: While trying to start this car, I only hear clicks. We’ve replaced the started and the battery but the problem keeps coming back. What else may be causing this issue?
  • 1998 Acura 3.2: Within the last 2 weeks my check engine light came on. I was quoted 1k for a new EGR valve. The light came back on almost immediately after the repair. What do you think this might be?
  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler: My tire pressure light stays on consistently. After completely replacing the wheels the light is still on. Is this a sensor issue?
  • 1997 Thunderbird: My car is eating oil at an increasing rate. What should I look into having fixed first?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2008 Ford Mustang GT, 1990 Hummer H1, 2012 Ford Transit Connect, 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis, 1998 Acura 3.2, 2015 Jeep Wrangler, and the 1997 Thunderbird.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week


Bumper to Bumper helps a listener in Tempe about an issue with her AC.