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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 talk about the diagnostic process and how an auto shop can properly pinpoint an issue with your vehicle. Also on this show:

  • Why a subtle problem can still lead to a lengthy test drive diagnosis.
  • What information you can obtain strictly from computer fault codes.
  • How inconsistencies in computer data will help your auto repair shop pinpoint a problem with your vehicle.
  • The importance of patience after dropping off your vehicle at a repair shop.
  • Information about the Good Guys Car Show.
  • 2006 Toyota Matrix: I’ve noticed a vibration in my car after having my engine mounts replaced. What could be causing this?
  • 2006 Toyota Prius: Last August I had my hybrid battery replaced. I’ve already been told that I need a new one. How long should these batteries last and what else could be contributing to the failure?
  • 2002 Ford F150: What information can you give me about the fuel pumps failing on these trucks?
  • 2007 Buick Rendezvous: Are transmission issues common for my vehicle? Does the transmission need to be removed to fix an oil leak?
  • 2004 Acura: Between 35 and 40 mph there is a shudder happening in my car intermittently. What factors could be contributing to this?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2006 Toyota Matrix, 2006 Toyota Prius, 2007 Buick Rendezvous, and the 2004 Acura.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener who is having trouble passing emissions with their 2012 Nissan Pathfinder.