Transmission Services for 1988 Jeep Wrangler

Why is Your 1988 Wrangler’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, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1988 Jeep Wrangler transmission problems could include 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. Let Jeep Wrangler transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Wrangler at all.

Jeep Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Wranglers

According to Jeep, your Wrangler’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, the transmission fluid in your Wrangler should be exchanged regularly with Jeep-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1988  Jeep Wrangler transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Wrangler’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Jeep Wrangler Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Jeep Wrangler transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Wrangler’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1988 Jeep Wrangler’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your Jeep'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. 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. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Wrangler is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my Wrangler's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Jeep Wrangler’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Jeep'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 Jeep Wrangler Transmission Service

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