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Broken Timing Belts Cause Major Repairs: When Should They Be Replaced? 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 talks about timing belt replacements and when they need to be replaced. Also on this show:

• Timing belt change recommendations from manufacturers can be wrong.
• Severe Service: Places like Arizona require different maintenance schedules.
• Shops that advertise cheap timing belt replacements.
• How much should a timing belt replacements cost?
• 1999 Dodge 2500 with 178,000 miles. Starts hard, excessive fuel cosumption. Bought new tires and it wanders on the highway.
• 1999 Toyota Corolla. Can a timing chain break?
• 1999 Toyota Camry with 166,000 miles. A/C blows cold, but center only passenger vent works.
• 1986 Ford Ranger. Rear gas tank stops working so I have to switch to front tank.
• 1996 Nissan Maxima. The power antenna won't come up.
• 2006 Accura with 73,000 miles. Should I replace the timing belt?
• 2003 Toyota Selica GT with 74,000 miles. Should I replace the timing belt?
• 2003 Honda Civic with 23,000 mile. Replace all fluids at 90,000 miles. Do I need to do it again?
• 2005 Ford 5150. Cracking and popping noise when turning left or right.

Cars talked about on this show are the Mazda 6, 1999 Dodge 2500, 1999 Toyota Corolla, 1986 Ford Ranger, 1996 Nissan Maxima, 2006 Accura, 2003 Toyota Selica, 2003 Honda Civic, and 2005 Ford 5150.