1988 Cadillac DeVille Transmission Service & Repairs

Take Time for Your Cadillac DeVille Transmission

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.

What Does Your Cadillac DeVille Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1988 Cadillac DeVille transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Cadillac DeVille transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your DeVille at all.

Cadillac Transmission Recommendations for 1988 DeVilles

According to Cadillac, your DeVille’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, Cadillac recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1988 Cadillac DeVilles at certain intervals with Cadillac-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1988  Cadillac DeVille transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your DeVille’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Cadillac DeVille Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Cadillac DeVille transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your DeVille a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Cadillac DeVille Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Cadillac's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Cadillac tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. 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 DeVille's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your Cadillac DeVille’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Cadillac's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.
  • Can my Cadillac DeVille leak transmission fluid? Over time, transmission fluid can leak from your Cadillac DeVille, potentially causing transmission problems. A transmission fluid leak may be caused by a damaged transmission pan, faulty transmission cooler lines, worn-out seals, a cracked transmission housing, or an overfilled transmission.
  • Who does Cadillac DeVille transmission repair? When your DeVille transmission is acting up, Firestone Complete Auto Care is here to help. Book an appointment today for transmission system diagnostics and repairs.
  • Is it okay to drive a DeVille with a transmission fluid leak? You should avoid driving with a transmission fluid leak. Your transmission system relies on transmission fluid to operate properly, and a leak may decrease performance, cause your DeVille to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.