1986 GMC C2500 Transmission Service & Repairs

Show Your GMC C2500’s Transmission Some TLC

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your C2500 today.

What’s the Importance of Your 1986 C2500’s Transmission?

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 C2500’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1986 GMC C2500 transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore GMC C2500 transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your C2500 isn’t working at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1986 C2500s

According to GMC, your C2500’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your C2500 should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1986 C2500 up to GMC-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

GMC C2500 Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for GMC C2500 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your C2500'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 fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 GMC C2500 Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your 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.
  • How much can my GMC tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your C2500’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your C2500 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my C2500's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your GMC C2500’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your GMC's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.