1986 GMC K1500 Suburban Transmission Service & Repairs

Take Time for Your GMC K1500 Suburban Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your K1500 Suburban today.

What Does Your GMC K1500 Suburban Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. GMC K1500 Suburban transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore GMC K1500 Suburban transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your K1500 Suburban isn’t working at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1986 K1500 Suburbans

Your K1500 Suburban’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. For example, the transmission fluid in your K1500 Suburban should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1986  GMC K1500 Suburban transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. 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 K1500 Suburban Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable GMC K1500 Suburban transmission repairs and services. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your K1500 Suburban’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 GMC K1500 Suburban Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your GMC? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my GMC tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your K1500 Suburban’s towing capacity. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my K1500 Suburban's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your GMC K1500 Suburban’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.
  • Is it possible for transmission fluid to leak from my GMC K1500 Suburban? Yes. GMC K1500 Suburban transmission fluid can leak over time and potentially cause transmission issues. Worn or damaged seals, a loose or damaged transmission pan, a cracked transmission housing, faulty transmission cooler lines, or an overfilled transmission could cause transmission fluid leaks.
  • Who can fix my  GMC K1500 Suburban transmission leak? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair K1500 Suburban transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Is it okay to drive a K1500 Suburban with a transmission fluid leak? You should avoid driving with a transmission fluid leak. Your transmission system relies on transmission fluid to operate properly, and a leak may decrease performance, cause your K1500 Suburban to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.