1989 GMC R1500 Suburban Transmission Service & Repairs

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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 Does Your GMC R1500 Suburban Transmission Do?

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 small transmission issue can put a big dent in your R1500 Suburban’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1989 GMC R1500 Suburban transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell 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 1989 R1500 Suburbans

Your R1500 Suburban’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. For example, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1989 GMC R1500 Suburbans at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1989  GMC R1500 Suburban transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. 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 R1500 Suburban Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable GMC R1500 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 check out your R1500 Suburban’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1989 GMC R1500 Suburban’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your 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 R1500 Suburban? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • How often does my R1500 Suburban transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your GMC R1500 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.