1986 GMC C1500 Transmission Service

Show Your GMC C1500’s Transmission Some TLC

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

What Does Your GMC C1500 Transmission Do?

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, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. 1986 GMC C1500 transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let GMC C1500 transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your C1500 isn’t working at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1986 C1500s

According to GMC, your C1500’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your C1500 should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1986  GMC C1500 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your C1500’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

GMC C1500 Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable GMC C1500 transmission repairs and services. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your C1500 a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 GMC C1500 Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my GMC's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a GMC? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • How often does my C1500 transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your GMC C1500’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 GMC. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.