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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 important things to know and keep your eye out for while preparing your vehicle for emissions testing. Also on this show:

  • Why your vehicle will not pass emissions if the check engine light is on.
  • What disconnecting your battery does to your cars computer memory?
  • Information on some of the “tests” your car will perform on itself while its computer is self-diagnosing.
  • How to monitor the wait times in real time at emissions inspection locations.
  • How can I find past emissions test results for a used vehicle?
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado: Can I pass emissions with no dashboard instrumentation at all?
  • 2003 Buick Sentry: What information can you give me about my car’s EGR valve?
  • 2002 Ford Escape: Will malfunctions in my windshield cleaning unit affect my emissions test?
  • 1994 Buick LeSabre: Can you give me any advice concerning fuel tank cleaners?
  • 2007 Chrysler 300: I’ve noticed the smell of gasoline while filling my car. Is this just an issue with a gasket or valve?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, 2003 Buick Sentry, 2002 Ford Escape, 1994 Buick LeSabre, and the 2007 Chrysler 300.