1989 GMC R3500 Drivetrain Repair & Service

Schedule GMC R3500 Drivetrain Service

Maintain your vehicle power by maintaining your drivetrain. Firestone Complete Auto Care technicians are equipped to fix 1989 GMC R3500 drivetrain systems. Schedule your appointment.

What Does the Drivetrain Do In Your 1989 GMC R3500

Your R3500 drivetrain transfers power from your engine to the wheels. It runs the full length of your GMC, from the axles to the transmission. It’s one of your R3500’s most complex systems and includes everything after the engine transmission: driveshafts, axles, joints, differentials, and wheels. Care for your 1989 GMC R3500 to maintain its performance power. Follow GMC's recommendations for lubricating bearings/gears and checking/changing differential fluids to minimize repairs over time.

When to Get GMC R3500 Drivetrain Repairs

Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are not all the same. You don't want to go to any random shop for drivetrain repair. You want to go to Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can help repair all of your 1989 GMC R3500 drivetrain components including the CV joints, CV axles, and driveshaft. Your R3500 might need driveshaft repair if you notice vibration as your vehicle accelerates, clunks when shifting, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, or resistance when turning. It's hard to put a timeframe on drivetrain repair. There’s no expiration date on the system’s pieces and parts. A lot depends on your driving style and climate. That’s one reason it’s a wise idea to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign your GMC R3500 doesn’t drive like it used to.

How much does it cost to fix your 1989 GMC R3500 drivetrain? Minor differential repairs, like seal or gasket replacement, can fall in the more affordable category. Major repairs, like bearing or gear replacement, require more labor and can therefore be more expensive.

1989 GMC R3500 Drivetrain Questions

When you have drivetrain problems, you have driving problems. Check out our top 1989 GMC R3500 drivetrain Q&A below, and visit your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care with any drivetrain concerns.

  • How does GMC drivetrain maintenance help save money? Yes, sometimes it can. First, servicing the drivetrain system can help you avoid more significant repairs. It can also somewhat reduce tire wear.
  • What are signs my GMC drivetrain is damaged? Hear noises toward the back of your GMC R3500? See fluid leaking? Having issues turning? These could all be signs of drivetrain damage you don't want to ignore. Take action quickly to catch repairs or replacements before something more severe happens.
  • How often will I need GMC R3500 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.

1989 GMC R3500 Repair

Nothing lasts forever. Even your GMC R3500's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1989 GMC R3500 repairs.