1986 Dodge Lancer Transmission Service & Repairs

Take Time for Your Dodge Lancer Transmission

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

Why is Your 1986 Lancer’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Lancer’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Dodge Lancer transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Dodge Lancer transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Lancer’s not even driveable.

Dodge Transmission Recommendations for 1986 Lancers

Dodge recommends having your Lancer's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, the transmission fluid in your Lancer should be exchanged regularly with Dodge-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1986 Lancer up to Dodge-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your Dodge running for miles and miles.

Dodge Lancer Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep Dodge Lancer 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 inspect your Lancer's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 Dodge Lancer Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my Dodge's brakes? 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.
  • What can I tow in a Dodge? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Lancer’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Lancer is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my Lancer's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Dodge Lancer’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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.