Transmission Services for 1986 GMC G3500

Show Your GMC G3500’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1986 G3500, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

What Does Your GMC G3500 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 small transmission issue can put a big dent in your G3500’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1986 GMC G3500 transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let GMC G3500 transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your G3500’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1986 G3500s

GMC recommends having your G3500's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, your G3500 differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with GMC-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 1986 G3500 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 G3500 Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for GMC G3500 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with 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 fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 GMC G3500 Transmission Q&A

  • 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. 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 offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. 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.
  • When should I have my G3500's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1986 G3500’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.