1986 Dodge Colt Transmission Service

Show Your Dodge Colt’s Transmission Some TLC

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

Why is Your 1986 Colt’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. Dodge Colt transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Dodge Colt transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Colt’s not even driveable.

Dodge Transmission Recommendations for 1986 Colts

Dodge recommends having your Colt's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, Dodge recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1986 Dodge Colts at certain intervals with Dodge-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1986 Colt services and perform them according to Dodge-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your Colt’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Dodge Colt Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Dodge Colt transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Colt a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 Dodge Colt Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Dodge? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Dodge Colt? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Colt’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my Colt's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Dodge Colt’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. 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 Dodge. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.