1988 GMC Jimmy Transmission Service & Repairs

Take Time for Your GMC Jimmy Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1988 Jimmy, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

Why is Your 1988 Jimmy’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. GMC Jimmy transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let GMC Jimmy transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Jimmy at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Jimmys

According to GMC, your Jimmy’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your Jimmy should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1988 Jimmy 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 engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do GMC Jimmy Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep GMC Jimmy transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Jimmy's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1988 GMC Jimmy’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your GMC's brakes? 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.
  • How much can I tow in a GMC Jimmy? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Jimmy’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Jimmy is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my Jimmy's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your GMC Jimmy transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.