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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 the function of your car’s motor mounts, the cost of replacement, and when you should expect to need new mounts. Also on this show:

  • When do you need new motor mounts and how much should you expect to pay?
  • Warning signs of bad engine mounts.
  • How motor mounts have evolved throughout the years.
  • How many motor mounts does your vehicle have?
  • At what mileage do motor mounts begin to fail?
  • Problem you may encounter if you neglect your motor mounts.
  • Nissan Maxima: How much will motor mounts cost for this vehicle?
  • 2003 Subaru Forester: The head gasket in my car has had a problem with leaks. At 160k miles, I’m wondering if I should sell this vehicle or put money into it.
  • 2005 Honda Odyssey: Two of my motor mounts are bad, and I’ve been quoted at $400/ piece. Is this car still safe to drive for the time being?
  • 2003 Honda Odyssey: After a long trip, I’m noticing issues with my transmission. Is this fluid related? Did my vehicle overheat?
  • 2006 Ford F350: Would I be able to flush my cooling system myself?
  • 2014 Nissan Altima: I’ve noticed a few plastic/rubber parts hanging from the bottom of my car, attached to the frame. Is there a reason this is happening?
  • 2000 Dodge Durango: My transmission is losing traction during the warmer temperatures. What would you recommend I do?
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier: I just had a fuel filter and fuel pump replaced after a failure, but now my gas mileage is noticeably worse. Are these issues related?
  • 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser: I’m having issues with my cooling system- is there a shop you recommend to look into this?
  • 2001 Cadillac DeVille: I’m noticing some vibration past 65 mph. Is this a motor mount issue?

Cars talked about on this show are the Nissan Maxima, Subaru Forester, 2005 Honda Odyssey, 2003 Honda Odyssey, 2006 Ford F350, 2014 Nissan Altima, 2000 Dodge Durango, 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier and 2001 Cadillac DeVille.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper Radio answers a listener's question regarding their cold air intake.