Transmission Services for 1986 GMC S15

What’s the Importance of Your 1986 S15’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1986 GMC S15 transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore GMC S15 transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that your S15 isn’t working at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1986 S15s

According to GMC, your S15’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1986 GMC S15s at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1986 S15 up to GMC-recommended standards. 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.

How Much Do GMC S15 Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable GMC S15 transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your S15 a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1986 GMC S15’s Transmission

  • 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. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my GMC tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your S15 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 S15's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your GMC S15’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your GMC S15 Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your S15 today.