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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 some common and some not so common reasons your car may have problems with overheating. Also on this show:

  • How thermostats, missing belts, and other factors contribute to the temperature of your vehicle.
  • Important information about the modern cooling fan and fan clutches.
  • Warning signs of a failing cooling system.
  • Tips on how to keep your AC running cold all summer.
  • 2006 Subaru Forester: I’ve recently overhauled the cooling system in my vehicle, but I’m still having issues with the temperature. How can I pinpoint the issue here?
  • 2015 Dodge Dart: I was told that only the dealership has the right tools to fix my AC. Is this ever the case?
  • 2007 Bentley Continental: What experiences do you have with Bentley vehicles?
  • 2013 Ford F150: How can I make the electric fan in my truck quieter? Could this be a sign of any mechanical problems?
  • 2005 Chevrolet Colorado: What information can you give me about clutch kits for my truck?
  • GMC Sierra: Can I reuse factory clamps for my hoses?
  • 2008 Toyota Camry: I was quoted $900 for a control arm repair. Does this seem reasonable?
  • 2018 Toyota Sienna: How frequently should I service my transmission and cooling system?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2006 Subaru Forester, 2015 Dodge Dart, 2007 Bentley Continental, 2013 Ford F150, 2005 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Sierra, and the 2018 Toyota Sienna.

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