1983 GMC G3500 Transmission Service

What Does Your GMC G3500 Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. 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 G3500’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. GMC G3500 transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let GMC G3500 transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your G3500 at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1983 G3500s

According to GMC, your G3500’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your G3500 should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1983 G3500 services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your G3500’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do GMC G3500 Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for GMC G3500 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 G3500’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle 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.

1983 GMC G3500 Questions & Answers

  • 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. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a GMC G3500? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your G3500 towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your G3500 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my G3500's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your GMC G3500’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. 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 G3500 Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your G3500 today.