1987 GMC R1500 Drivetrain Repair

What Does the Drivetrain Do In Your 1987 GMC R1500

Your R1500’s drivetrain has a very important job. It transmits power from the engine to the wheels. It runs the full length of your GMC, from the axles to the transmission. It's one of the most complex systems in your R1500 and is made up of everything after the engine transmission: axles, wheels, driveshafts, differentials, and joints. When you maintain the drivetrain in your 1987 GMC R1500, you help maintain your vehicle's power. You can help prevent repairs by checking and changing differential fluids, and lubricating bearings and gears according to GMC's recommendations.

GMC R1500 Drivetrain Repairs

You don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are all different. You want to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can help repair all of your 1987 GMC R1500 drivetrain components including the CV axles, joints, and driving shaft. Your GMC could be crying out for driveshaft repair if you notice clunks when shifting, vibration as your vehicle accelerates, resistance when turning, or heavy vibrations in your floorboards. It's hard to put a timeframe on drivetrain repair. The system’s parts and pieces don’t have a set expiration date. Your driving style and climate can have a lot to do with how the drivetrain system ages. Your best bet is to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care when you first notice a problem with how your GMC R1500 drives.

How much does it cost to fix your 1987 GMC R1500 drivetrain? Minor differential repairs, like gasket or seal replacement, can lean toward being more affordable. But bigger repairs, like bearing or gear replacement, can be a little more expensive since the labor is much more intensive.

GMC R1500 Drivetrain Q&A

When you have drivetrain problems, you have driving problems. Check out our top 1987 GMC R1500 drivetrain Q&A below, and visit your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care with any drivetrain concerns.

  • Can GMC service save me money? Servicing the drivetrain system can help you save money by saving other parts of your vehicle. A bad drivetrain can put undue stress on other vehicle parts and lead to premature wear and tear.
  • How do I know if my GMC drivetrain is damaged? Noises toward the back of your GMC R1500, leaking fluid, trouble turning — these could all be signs of drivetrain damage you want to address. Take action before something more severe happens.
  • How often will I need GMC R1500 differential service? Double check your owner’s manual and talk with a technician. Differential service frequency varies from car to car. At a minimum, we recommend getting your differential inspected and the differential fluid changed as a part of your regular vehicle maintenance routine since your vehicle cannot function without a differential.

1987 GMC R1500 Repair

Nothing lasts forever. Even your GMC R1500's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1987 GMC R1500 repairs.

Schedule GMC R1500 Drivetrain Service

Don’t let drivetrain problems drive you crazy. Drive to Firestone Complete Auto Care for 1987 GMC R1500 drivetrain service and repair. Schedule an appointment today.