1987 GMC R1500 Transmission Service & Repairs

Show Your GMC R1500’s Transmission Some TLC

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

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

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1987 GMC R1500 transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore GMC R1500 transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your R1500’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1987 R1500s

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

How Much Do GMC R1500 Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep GMC R1500 transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your R1500's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1987 GMC R1500 Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your GMC's brakes? 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.
  • How much can my GMC tow?   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. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your R1500 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my R1500's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your GMC R1500’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.