1986 GMC Caballero Transmission Service

What Does Your GMC Caballero Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. 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 Caballero’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. GMC Caballero transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to GMC Caballero transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Caballero at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1986 Caballeros

GMC recommends having your Caballero's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, your Caballero differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with GMC-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 1986 Caballero up to GMC-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your Caballero’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

GMC Caballero Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable GMC Caballero 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 inspect your Caballero's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. 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.

Questions About 1986 GMC Caballero’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your GMC? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a GMC? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. Defying your Caballero towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Caballero is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my Caballero's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your GMC Caballero 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 Caballero Transmission Service

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