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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 talks about the ins and outs of power steering systems and how power steering parts can differ between vehicles. Also on this show:

  • The origins of power steering.
  • How power steering pumps can be used to assist in other systems in your vehicle.
  • The most common repairs related to power steering.
  • How to maintain your power steering systems.
  • Warning signs that there may be an issue with your power steering.
  • How to identify what types of fluids your vehicle needs?
  • When is a good time to have a power steering flush?
  • 2005 Nissan Armada: The brake warning light comes on in my truck intermittently followed by some noises coming from the wheels. What could be causing this?
  • 2005 Nissan Sentra: My car seems to be low on power steering fluid, but now I notice a swirl and possible damage to the pump. How can I fix this issue?
  • 2009 Dodge Journey: The check engine light has come on with a manifold intake issue. At 160k miles, is this worth repairing?
  • 2016 Mazda 6: What is the life expectancy of a brake system?
  • 2006 Ford Freestar: I have issues with my transmission once the temperature is above 80 degrees. Is this a cooling issue?
  • 1998 Lexus LS400: I’m having an issue with my car becoming out of balance repeatedly, even after rotations and alignment. What should I do from here?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2005 Nissan Armada, 2005 Nissan Sentra, 2009 Dodge Journey, 2016 Mazda 6, 2006 Ford Freestar, and the 1998 Lexus LS400.