1989 GMC C1500 Transmission Service & Repairs

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Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your C1500 today.

Why is Your 1989 C1500’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. 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 C1500’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1989 GMC C1500 transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to GMC C1500 transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your C1500 at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1989 C1500s

Your C1500’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. First off, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1989 GMC C1500s at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1989 C1500 services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your C1500’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

GMC C1500 Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable GMC C1500 transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your C1500’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1989 GMC C1500 Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your GMC'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 GMC tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your C1500’s towing capacity. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my C1500's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1989 C1500’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.