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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 transmission issues you may see in your car or truck and how to save money by having any problems properly diagnosed.

  • How automobile transmissions have evolved over the years.
  • What a useful transmission service should consist of.
  • Why the cost of a new transmission can vary depending on the quality and the age of the vehicle.
  • Information about the benefits of the variety of transmission fluids.
  • Why there is no universal transmission fluid.
  • 1997 Nissan Pickup: I’ve had issues with my high pressure tensioner, even after replacement. Is there another issue with my truck that may be related to this system?
  • 2004 Buick Regal: While accelerating from a stop, my car is kicking forward immediately. Is this a problem with my motor mounts?
  • 2005 Dodge Ram: My truck has been hesitating to warm up after sitting overnight. Is this a common issue with these trucks?
  • 1994 Ford Aerostar: My vehicle is having a difficult time shifting gears without taking my foot off the gas pedal. How can I better diagnose this issue?
  • 2001 Ford Sport Trac: Have you ever seen issues with the cruise control in these vehicles?

Cars talked about on this show are the 1997 Nissan Pickup, 2004 Buick Regal, 2005 Dodge Ram, 1994 Ford Aerostar, and the 2001 Ford Sport Trac.

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