1988 Ford EXP Transmission Service

Take Time for Your Ford EXP Transmission

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

Why is Your 1988 EXP’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1988 Ford EXP transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let Ford EXP transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your EXP at all.

Ford Transmission Recommendations for 1988 EXPs

Your EXP’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Ford. First off, your EXP differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Ford-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1988 EXP services and perform them according to Ford-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your EXP’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your Ford running for miles and miles.

How Much Do Ford EXP Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Ford EXP transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your EXP a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. 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.

1988 Ford EXP Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your Ford'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.
  • How much can my Ford tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your EXP towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your EXP is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my EXP's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 EXP’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 my Ford EXP leak transmission fluid? Yes. Ford EXP transmission fluid can leak as time passes, which may lead to transmission problems. Transmission fluid leaks are often caused by worn or damaged transmission components, such as the transmission pan, cooler lines, seals, or housing. An overfilled transmission may also be behind your transmission fluid leak.
  • Who can fix my  Ford EXP transmission leak? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair EXP transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Is it okay to drive a EXP with a transmission fluid leak? It’s not advisable to drive your EXP if it’s leaking transmission fluid. Your transmission system needs transmission fluid to function properly, and a leak can lead to significant problems, such as overheating or reduced performance. You might even experience transmission failure.