1986 GMC K2500 Suburban Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 1986 K2500 Suburban’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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 K2500 Suburban’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1986 GMC K2500 Suburban transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore GMC K2500 Suburban transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your K2500 Suburban isn’t working at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1986 K2500 Suburbans

GMC recommends having your K2500 Suburban's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your K2500 Suburban should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1986 K2500 Suburban services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your K2500 Suburban’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

GMC K2500 Suburban Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable GMC K2500 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 inspect your K2500 Suburban'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 trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1986 GMC K2500 Suburban’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your 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. 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 a moving trailer, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your K2500 Suburban is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my K2500 Suburban's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your GMC K2500 Suburban 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.

Take Time for Your GMC K2500 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 K2500 Suburban today.