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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 AC maintenance you should consider to prevent your system from going out and how to pinpoint what may have caused a failed or faulty air conditioning system. Also on this show:

  • Is an aftermarket condenser a smart decision for your vehicle?
  • Should you trust a mobile AC service?
  • What might it mean if your AC blows “cool” but not “cold?”
  • What may be causing odors coming from your AC?
  • Does adding refrigerant always fix an air conditioning system issue?
  • Why is the air-flow in my car’s AC low?
  • 2002 Ford F350: 300 miles after flushing my transmission fluid, I’ve noticed my truck sticking in neutral. What could be causing this?
  • 2011 Honda Civic: Over long distances, the AC in this car starts blowing hot air – but after restarting it seems to work fine again. Have you seen this issue before?
  • Chevrolet Equinox:  The air-flow and the temperature of my AC have issues after being on the road for a while, but only for a short amount of time. My shop hasn’t given me any answers. Any suggestions?
  • 2007 Honda CRV: I’ve noticed a high pitched noise intermittently while my AC is blowing high. Do you have any advice on how to pinpoint this issue?
  • 2004 Honda CRV: I’ve heard that my vehicle is prone to AC issues. Would replacing the compressor help avoid any problems?
  • Ford Transit Connect: The engine in my ford runs rough while idling and while accelerating from a stop. I’ve heard that this may be a sparkplug issue. What are your thoughts?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2002 Ford F350, 2011 Honda Civic, Chevrolet Equinox, 2007 Honda CRV, 2004 Honda CRV, and the Ford Transit Connect.

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