1987 GMC R1500 Suburban Transmission Service

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Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your R1500 Suburban today.

What’s the Importance of Your 1987 R1500 Suburban’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your R1500 Suburban’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1987 GMC R1500 Suburban transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let GMC R1500 Suburban transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your R1500 Suburban at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1987 R1500 Suburbans

GMC recommends having your R1500 Suburban's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your R1500 Suburban should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1987 R1500 Suburban up to GMC-recommended standards. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your R1500 Suburban’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

GMC R1500 Suburban Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep GMC R1500 Suburban transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your R1500 Suburban a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1987 GMC R1500 Suburban Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your GMC? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a GMC R1500 Suburban? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your R1500 Suburban’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your R1500 Suburban is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my R1500 Suburban's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your GMC R1500 Suburban’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.