1986 GMC C3500 Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 1986 C3500’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your C3500’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1986 GMC C3500 transmission problems could include 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 GMC C3500 transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your C3500 at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1986 C3500s

Your C3500’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your C3500 should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1986 C3500 services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your C3500’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do GMC C3500 Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for GMC C3500 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 check out your C3500’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 GMC C3500 Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my GMC's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. 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 a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. 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.
  • Does my C3500's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your GMC C3500 transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Brake for GMC C3500 Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1986 C3500, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.