1986 GMC G3500 Drivetrain Repair & Service

1986 GMC G3500 Drivetrain Service

The drivetrain is responsible for transferring power from your G3500's engine to its wheels. It spans the length of your vehicle, from the transmission to the axles. It’s one of your G3500’s most complex systems and includes everything after the engine transmission: differentials, driveshafts, joints, axles, and wheels. Care for your 1986 GMC G3500 to maintain its performance power. You can minimize repairs by following GMC's recommendations for checking and changing differential fluids, and lubricating bearings and gears.

GMC G3500 Drivetrain Repairs

Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are quite different, so you don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. You want to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can fix many 1986 GMC G3500 drivetrain components including the CV joints, CV axles, and driveshaft. Your GMC G3500 may need driveshaft attention if you feel vibration as your vehicle accelerates, clunks when shifting, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, or resistance when turning. It's hard to put a timeframe on drivetrain repair. The system's pieces and parts don't necessarily have a "shelf life." So much depends on the climate and your driving style. Your best bet is to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care when you first notice a problem with how your GMC G3500 drives.

You might be wondering: how much will it cost to fix the drivetrain in your 1986 GMC G3500? Again, it depends! Some more minor differential repairs, like gasket or seal replacement, can lean toward being more affordable. Major repairs, like bearing or gear replacement, require more labor and can therefore be more expensive.

GMC G3500 Drivetrain Q&A

When you have drivetrain problems, you have driving problems. Check out our top 1986 GMC G3500 drivetrain Q&A below, and visit your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care with any drivetrain concerns.

  •  Can GMC drivetrain maintenance help me save money? Servicing the drivetrain system can help you save money by saving other parts of your vehicle. A bad drivetrain can put undue stress on other vehicle parts and lead to premature wear and tear.
  • What are signs my GMC drivetrain is damaged? Hear noises toward the back of your GMC G3500? See fluid leaking? Having issues turning? These could all be signs of drivetrain damage you don't want to ignore. Take action quickly to catch repairs or replacements before something more severe happens.
  • How often will I need GMC G3500 differential service? Differential service frequency varies from car to car. Double check your owner’s manual and talk with a technician. We generally recommend getting your differential inspected and the differential fluid changed as a part of your regular vehicle maintenance routine since your vehicle cannot function without a differential.

1986 GMC G3500 Repair

Nothing lasts forever. Even your GMC G3500's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1986 GMC G3500 repairs.

Get GMC G3500 Drivetrain Service

Maintain your vehicle power by maintaining your drivetrain. Firestone Complete Auto Care technicians are equipped to fix 1986 GMC G3500 drivetrain systems. Schedule your appointment.