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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 variety of trouble codes and components in your vehicle that may relate to your check engine light. Also on this show:

  • The most common reasons why your check engine light may be on.
  • Why modern vehicles may show a longer list of error or trouble codes and how those may be related to each other.
  • How trouble codes vary between different manufacturers.
  • How often do trouble codes lead you in the wrong direction concerning parts or repairs?
  • Why a quality Interstate Battery will keep a list of incorrect codes from coming from your vehicle.
  • 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier: After replacing the key cylinder and recalibrating, my theft system keeps tripping. How can I resolve this issue?
  • 2014 GMC Acadia: Can I use full synthetic oil in my vehicle?
  • 2011 Ford Crown Victoria: What’s the brightest headlight bulb available for my car?
  • 2004 Dodge 2500: I’ve noticed the RPMs skipping around a bit even though my truck seems to shift fine. What could be causing this?
  • 2017 Toyota Yaris: I’ve noticed a creaking/popping noise during turns at low speeds. I’ve already replaced the struts - what’s the best way to diagnose the source of this sound?
  • 1998 Toyota Avalon: Is there a way I could reliably test my battery at home?
  • 2006 Nissan Titan: I noticed my truck driving a bit rough so I had my shop replace my shocks and struts. I didn’t notice much difference afterwards – what else could be contributing to my ride?
  • 2012 Toyota Tundra: Should I have my transmission serviced before 100k miles?
  • 2016 Chevrolet Suburban: What could be causing a ticking noise while I start my truck?

Cars talked about on this show are the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier, 2014 GMC Acadia, 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, 2004 Dodge 2500, 2017 Toyota Yaris, 1998 Toyota Avalon, 2006 Nissan Titan, 2012 Toyota Tundra, and the 2016 Chevrolet Suburban.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper Radio helps a listener who has noticed excessive noise coming from the dash of her 2013 Ford F150.