1989 GMC R2500 Transmission Service

Show Your GMC R2500’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 R2500 today.

Why is Your 1989 R2500’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1989 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 might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your R2500 isn’t working at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1989 R2500s

Your R2500’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. First off, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1989 GMC R2500s at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1989 R2500 services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your R2500’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

GMC R2500 Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep GMC R2500 transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your R2500's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1989 GMC R2500 Questions & Answers

  • 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. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a GMC R2500? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your R2500’s towing capacity. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my R2500's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your GMC R2500 transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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.