1988 Dodge Dakota Transmission Service & Repairs

Show Your Dodge Dakota’s Transmission Some TLC

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

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

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Dodge Dakota transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, 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 Dakota transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Dakota’s not even driveable.

Dodge Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Dakotas

Dodge recommends having your Dakota's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, your Dakota differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Dodge-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1988  Dodge Dakota transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Dodge Dakota Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Dodge Dakota transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Dakota’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Dodge Dakota Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my 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 my Dodge tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Dakota’s towing capacity. 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 Dakota's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your Dodge Dakota’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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.