1988 GMC S15 Jimmy Transmission Service & Repairs

What Does Your GMC S15 Jimmy Transmission Do?

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, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1988 GMC S15 Jimmy transmission problems can show up as 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 don’t pay attention to GMC S15 Jimmy transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your S15 Jimmy’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1988 S15 Jimmys

Your S15 Jimmy’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. For example, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1988 GMC S15 Jimmys at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1988  GMC S15 Jimmy transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your S15 Jimmy’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

GMC S15 Jimmy Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for GMC S15 Jimmy 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 inspect your S15 Jimmy'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 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.

1988 GMC S15 Jimmy Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your GMC? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a GMC? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your S15 Jimmy towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • When should I have my S15 Jimmy's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your GMC S15 Jimmy transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your GMC's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Brake for GMC S15 Jimmy Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1988 S15 Jimmy, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.