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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 repairs that the average shop doesn't do and are overlooked by the owner. Also on this show:

  • Overlooked auto repairs are typically the repairs that the average shop doesn't advertise.
  • What is a transfer case?
  • Can a problem with my timing belt cause bigger problems?
  • Honda Odyssey: If I keep this car, I have to replace the timing belt. Is it worth it?
  • 2004 Honda Odyssey: I've had the transmission re-built twice. Should I keep this car or get rid of it?
  • 2000 Chevy Astro 90,000 miles one owner: Check engine light comes on and it has a fast idle. I've repaired a lot of problems on my own but it still keeps idling incorrectly.
  • Honda Odyssey 176,000 miles: I was told the timing belts on these cars last a long time. Should I replace mine now or wait?
  • Mercedes C230: The coolant is turning dark and I'm wondering if the oil is leaking into the coolant?
  • 1988 Cadillac Coupe: The speedometer is fluctuating  and I don't know what the problem could be.
  • 2005 Dodge Neon: I'm replacing the timing belt but I was told that this car has an interference engine. What is that?
  • BMW X5 All Wheel Drive: Do I need to replace the transfer case in the transmission?
  • 2003 Honda CRV 97,000: The transmission fluid has never been replaced. Should I replace that now?
  • Honda CRV: Why does the air condition explode?
  • 2007 BMW: The fuel injection seems to not be working properly. Is this normal for this car?


Cars talked about on this show are 2004 Honda Odyssey, 2000 Chevy Astro, Mercedes C230, 1988 Cadillac Coupe, 2005 Dodge Neon, BMW X5 All Wheel Drive, 2003 Honda CRV, 2007 BMW.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper Radio helps a listener who has noticed a clunking sound coming from their 2013 GMC Sierra.