Transmission Services for 1988 Ford Bronco

Show Your Ford Bronco’s Transmission Some TLC

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

Why is Your 1988 Bronco’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 small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Bronco’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1988 Ford Bronco transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, 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 Ford Bronco transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Bronco’s not even driveable.

Ford Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Broncos

According to Ford, your Bronco’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your Bronco should be exchanged regularly with Ford-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1988 Bronco up to Ford-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your Bronco’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Ford Bronco Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Ford Bronco transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Bronco'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 rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1988 Ford Bronco’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Ford? 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 Ford tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small it is. Defying your Bronco towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • When should I have my Bronco's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 Bronco’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Ford, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.
  • Can transmission fluid leak from my Ford Bronco? Over time, transmission fluid can leak from your Ford Bronco, 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 Ford Bronco transmission repair? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair Bronco transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Can I drive my Ford Bronco 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 Bronco to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.