1989 GMC R3500 Transmission Service & Repairs

Take Time for Your GMC R3500 Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1989 R3500, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

What Does Your GMC R3500 Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1989 GMC R3500 transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let GMC R3500 transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your R3500’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1989 R3500s

GMC recommends having your R3500's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your R3500 should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1989 R3500 up to GMC-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your R3500’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your GMC running for miles and miles.

How Much Do GMC R3500 Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for GMC R3500 transmission fluid changes and repairs 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 car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1989 GMC R3500 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. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a GMC R3500? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your R3500 towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my R3500's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your GMC R3500 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.