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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 shocks and strut repair and replacement. Also on this show:

  • What exactly are shocks and struts?
  • How often should you replace your shocks and struts?
  • Are there other components of your vehicle that contribute to noises while driving over bumps?
  • Why are shocks/struts replacement jobs often bad quality?
  • What causes shocks to freeze up?
  • 2002 Lincoln Town Car: I’ve noticed a strange grinding sound coming from my car while idling. Is this related to my motor mounts?
  • 2011 Ford F150: There’s a violent banging sound coming from my transmission every so often. How can I best diagnose the problem?
  • 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche: After replacing my water pump, my truck has shown several warning lights. What might have triggered this?
  • 2002 BMW M3: What information can you give me about the reputation of the transmission in this vehicle?
  • 2001 Dodge Ram 1500: I recently purchased this truck and the check engine light has come on. Is it possible this is just a gas cap issue?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2002 Lincoln Town Car, 2011 Ford F150, 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche, 2002 BMW M3, and the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500.

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Bumper to Bumper helps a listener diagnose a possible overheating issue with their 2015 Buick Enclave.