1987 GMC R3500 Transmission Service

Take Time for Your GMC R3500 Transmission

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

Why is Your 1987 R3500’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. GMC R3500 transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore GMC R3500 transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your R3500’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1987 R3500s

According to GMC, your R3500’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1987 GMC R3500s at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1987  GMC R3500 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your GMC running for miles and miles.

How Much Do GMC R3500 Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep GMC R3500 transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your R3500’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1987 GMC R3500 Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your GMC's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my GMC tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. Defying your R3500 towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your R3500 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my R3500 transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your GMC R3500 transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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.