1989 GMC K1500 Transmission Service & Repairs

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

What Does Your GMC K1500 Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1989 GMC K1500 transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to GMC K1500 transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your K1500 at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1989 K1500s

GMC recommends having your K1500's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, your K1500 differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with GMC-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1989  GMC K1500 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your K1500’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

GMC K1500 Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for GMC K1500 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 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 vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1989 GMC K1500 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.
  • What can I tow in a GMC? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, 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.
  • When should I have my K1500's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your GMC K1500 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.