1987 Jeep J20 Transmission Service

Why is Your 1987 J20’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. 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. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1987 Jeep J20 transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let Jeep J20 transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your J20’s not even driveable.

Jeep Transmission Recommendations for 1987 J20s

Jeep recommends having your J20's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, your J20 differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Jeep-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 1987 J20 up to Jeep-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your J20’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Jeep J20 Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Jeep J20 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 J20's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1987 Jeep J20 Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Jeep? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Jeep J20? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your J20 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 J20's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1987 J20’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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 Jeep, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Jeep J20 Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1987 J20, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.