1988 Dodge D250 Transmission Service

Take Time for Your Dodge D250 Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your D250 today.

What’s the Importance of Your 1988 D250’s Transmission?

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 D250’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Dodge D250 transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Dodge D250 transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your D250 isn’t working at all.

Dodge Transmission Recommendations for 1988 D250s

Your D250’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Dodge. For example, Dodge recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1988 Dodge D250s at certain intervals with Dodge-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1988 D250 services and perform them according to Dodge-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your D250’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Dodge D250 Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Dodge D250 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your D250’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Dodge D250 Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your Dodge's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Dodge D250? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your D250 towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my D250's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 D250’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Dodge's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.