1986 BMW 524td Transmission Service

What Does Your BMW 524td Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your 524td’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1986 BMW 524td transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to BMW 524td transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your 524td’s not even driveable.

BMW Transmission Recommendations for 1986 524tds

BMW recommends having your 524td's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, your 524td differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with BMW-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 1986 524td up to BMW-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your 524td’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

BMW 524td Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable BMW 524td transmission repairs and services. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your 524td’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1986 BMW 524td’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your BMW? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a BMW 524td? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my 524td's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your BMW 524td transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your BMW. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your BMW 524td Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your 524td today.