Transmission Services for 1986 GMC K1500

What Does Your GMC K1500 Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1986 GMC K1500 transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore GMC K1500 transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your K1500’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1986 K1500s

Your K1500’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. For example, the transmission fluid in your K1500 should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1986 K1500 up to GMC-recommended standards. 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.

GMC K1500 Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep GMC K1500 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 K1500'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 preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 GMC K1500 Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your GMC's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my GMC tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your K1500’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your K1500 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my K1500's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your GMC K1500’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your GMC. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your GMC K1500 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 today.