1990 GMC R3500 Transmission Service

1990 GMC R3500 Maintenance Schedule

When is the best time to get transmission services for your 1990 GMC R3500?

Why is Your 1990 R3500’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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 R3500’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1990 GMC R3500 transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore GMC R3500 transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your R3500 at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1990 R3500s

Your R3500’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. Specifically, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1990 GMC R3500s at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1990 R3500 services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

GMC R3500 Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable GMC R3500 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 R3500’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a 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.

1990 GMC R3500 Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my 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. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to 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 R3500’s towing capacity. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • 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.

Show Your GMC R3500’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1990 R3500, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.