1983 Jeep CJ5 Transmission Service & Repairs

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Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1983 CJ5, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

Why is Your 1983 CJ5’s Transmission So Important?

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 small transmission issue can put a big dent in your CJ5’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. Jeep CJ5 transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Jeep CJ5 transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your CJ5 at all.

Jeep Transmission Recommendations for 1983 CJ5s

Your CJ5’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Jeep. For example, your CJ5 differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Jeep-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1983  Jeep CJ5 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your CJ5’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Jeep CJ5 Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Jeep CJ5 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your CJ5’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.

Questions About 1983 Jeep CJ5’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Jeep? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Jeep tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. Defying your CJ5 towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your CJ5 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my CJ5's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your Jeep CJ5 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 Jeep, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.
  • Is it possible for transmission fluid to leak from my Jeep CJ5? Yes, your Jeep CJ5 can develop a transmission fluid leak. As your CJ5 ages, parts of the transmission system might wear out or break down, leading to a leak and possible transmission issues. Common causes of transmission fluid leaks include worn seals, a damaged transmission housing, a loose or cracked transmission pan, an overfilled transmission, or faulty transmission lines.
  • Who fixes Jeep CJ5 transmission leaks? When your CJ5 transmission is acting up, Firestone Complete Auto Care is here to help. Book an appointment today for transmission system diagnostics and repairs.
  • Is it okay to drive a CJ5 with a transmission fluid leak? You should avoid driving with a transmission fluid leak. Your transmission system relies on transmission fluid to operate properly, and a leak may decrease performance, cause your CJ5 to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.