1990 GMC R1500 Suburban Transmission Service & Repairs

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Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.

Why is Your 1990 R1500 Suburban’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your R1500 Suburban’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1990 GMC R1500 Suburban transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore GMC R1500 Suburban transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your R1500 Suburban’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1990 R1500 Suburbans

According to GMC, your R1500 Suburban’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, your R1500 Suburban differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with GMC-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1990 R1500 Suburban services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your R1500 Suburban’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

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 fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1990 GMC R1500 Suburban Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your GMC? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a GMC? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your R1500 Suburban towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. 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.
  • How often does my R1500 Suburban transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your GMC R1500 Suburban’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your GMC. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.
  • Can GMC R1500 Suburban transmission fluid leak? Yes. GMC R1500 Suburban transmission fluid can leak as time passes, which may lead to transmission problems. Transmission fluid leaks are often caused by worn or damaged transmission components, such as the transmission pan, cooler lines, seals, or housing. An overfilled transmission may also be behind your transmission fluid leak.
  • Where can I get my  GMC R1500 Suburban transmission fixed? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair R1500 Suburban transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Can I still drive my GMC R1500 Suburban if it has a transmission fluid leak? It’s not advisable to drive your R1500 Suburban if it’s leaking transmission fluid. Your transmission system needs transmission fluid to function properly, and a leak can lead to significant problems, such as overheating or reduced performance. You might even experience transmission failure.