1987 GMC R2500 Transmission Service

Show Your GMC R2500’s Transmission Some TLC

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

What’s the Importance of Your 1987 R2500’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. 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 R2500’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1987 GMC R2500 transmission problems could include 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 R2500 transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your R2500 isn’t working at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1987 R2500s

GMC recommends having your R2500's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, your R2500 differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with GMC-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1987 R2500 services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your R2500’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

GMC R2500 Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable GMC R2500 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 R2500’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1987 GMC R2500’s Transmission

  • What happens if I "ride" my GMC's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and 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. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your R2500’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my R2500's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your GMC R2500’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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.
  • Can GMC R2500 transmission fluid leak? Yes, your GMC R2500 can develop a transmission fluid leak. As your R2500 ages, parts of the transmission system might wear out or break down, leading to a leak and possible transmission issues. Common causes of transmission fluid leaks include worn seals, a damaged transmission housing, a loose or cracked transmission pan, an overfilled transmission, or faulty transmission lines.
  • Who does GMC R2500 transmission repair? Look to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for R2500 transmission system diagnostics and repairs. Schedule an appointment online today.
  • Can I still drive my GMC R2500 if it has a transmission fluid leak? It’s not advisable to drive your R2500 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.