1985 GMC K3500 Transmission Service

Show Your GMC K3500’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1985 K3500, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

Why is Your 1985 K3500’s Transmission So Important?

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. 1985 GMC K3500 transmission problems can show up as 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 K3500 transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your K3500’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1985 K3500s

According to GMC, your K3500’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1985 GMC K3500s at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1985 K3500 services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. 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.

How Much Do GMC K3500 Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for GMC K3500 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 K3500 a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1985 GMC K3500’s Transmission

  • What happens if I "ride" my GMC's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a GMC K3500? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • How often does my K3500 transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1985 K3500’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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.