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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 common cooling system problems and warning signs of a possible issue with your coolant.

  • What type of routine maintenance you should have done to your cooling system.
  • Why modern coolants last much longer.
  • Information about your temperature gauges and why the level may not always be accurate.
  • Warning signs of a faulty cooling fan in your vehicle.
  • 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor: I’ve been hearing a grinding noise until I reach around 30 mph. How can I have this sound properly diagnosed?
  • 2006 Toyota Tacoma:  It was recommended to me that I flush my transmission fluid flushed. My truck runs great, but is over 200k miles. What are your thoughts?
  • 2002 GMC Sierra: What are some common reasons that I see rust on the ground beneath my truck?
  • 2011 Honda Civic: What information can you give me about replacing my AC kit?
  • 2009 Ford Explorer: The stereo in this truck sounds distorted while the engine is on, but works fine at half turn. What could be causing this?
  • 2006 Nissan: My car takes a few tries to start. At only 40k miles, is this a common issue?
  • 2001 Ford Focus: My check engine light is on and I was told that it may be a misfire issue. How important is it that I have this repaired immediately?
  • 2005 Chevrolet Suburban: My truck is constantly going into limited power mode. What problems could be contributing to this?
  • 2005 Ford Taurus: My car has a hard time shifting from 1st to 2nd gear after getting off the freeway. Do I need an entirely new transmission?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor, 2006 Toyota Tacoma, 2002 GMC Sierra, 2011 Honda Civic, 2009 Ford Explorer, 2006 Nissan, 2001 Ford Focus, 2005 Chevrolet Suburban, and the 2005 Ford Taurus

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