1998 GMC Jimmy Transmission Service

1998 GMC Jimmy Maintenance Schedule

Not sure when your 1998 Jimmy is due for its next transmission service?

Why is Your 1998 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. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Jimmy’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. GMC Jimmy transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to GMC Jimmy transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that your Jimmy isn’t working at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1998 Jimmys

Your Jimmy’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your Jimmy should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1998 Jimmy services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Jimmy’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do GMC Jimmy Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for GMC Jimmy 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 give your Jimmy a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1998 GMC Jimmy Transmission Q&A

  • 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. 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 volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Jimmy’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • 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.

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 1998 Jimmy, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.