1987 GMC G3500 Transmission Service & Repairs

What Does Your GMC G3500 Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your G3500’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1987 GMC G3500 transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, 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 your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your G3500 at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1987 G3500s

Your G3500’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. First off, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1987 GMC G3500s at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1987 G3500 services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your GMC running for miles and miles.

How Much Do GMC G3500 Transmission Repairs 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 give your G3500 a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1987 GMC G3500 Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my 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.
  • What can I tow in a GMC? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my G3500's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your GMC G3500 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your GMC G3500 Transmission

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