1986 GMC G1500 Transmission Service & Repairs

What Does Your GMC G1500 Transmission Do?

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 tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1986 GMC G1500 transmission problems can show up as 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. If you ignore GMC G1500 transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your G1500’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1986 G1500s

Your G1500’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. For example, your G1500 differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with GMC-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1986 G1500 services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your G1500’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do GMC G1500 Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep GMC G1500 transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your G1500'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 transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1986 GMC G1500’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your GMC? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a GMC? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your G1500 towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • How often does my G1500 transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your GMC G1500 transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your GMC, so check with your technician first. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your GMC G1500 Transmission

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