Transmission Services for 1986 GMC K3500

Why is Your 1986 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, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. GMC K3500 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. Let GMC K3500 transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your K3500’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1986 K3500s

According to GMC, your K3500’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, the transmission fluid in your K3500 should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1986  GMC K3500 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your K3500’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

GMC K3500 Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep GMC K3500 transmission repairs and services 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 vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 GMC K3500 Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my GMC's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. 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 volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your K3500 towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • When should I have my K3500's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your GMC K3500 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Brake for GMC K3500 Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1986 K3500, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.