1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Transmission Service & Repairs

Show Your Land Rover Defender 90’s Transmission Some TLC

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your Defender 90 today.

Why is Your 1997 Defender 90’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. Land Rover Defender 90 transmission problems can present themselves as 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. If you ignore Land Rover Defender 90 transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Defender 90’s not even driveable.

Land Rover Transmission Recommendations for 1997 Defender 90s

According to Land Rover, your Defender 90’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your Defender 90 should be exchanged regularly with Land Rover-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1997 Defender 90 services and perform them according to Land Rover-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Land Rover Defender 90 Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Land Rover Defender 90 transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Defender 90 a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my Land Rover's brakes? 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.
  • What can I tow in a Land Rover? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. Defying your Defender 90 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.
  • When should I have my Defender 90's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your Land Rover Defender 90’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Land Rover. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.
  • Can transmission fluid leak from my Land Rover Defender 90? Yes, your Land Rover Defender 90 can develop a transmission fluid leak. As your Defender 90 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.
  • Where can I get my  Land Rover Defender 90 transmission fixed? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair Defender 90 transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Can I still drive my Land Rover Defender 90 if it has a transmission fluid leak? Driving your Defender 90 with a transmission fluid leak is highly discouraged. Transmission fluid is vital to the smooth operation of your transmission system, and a leak can put the entire system at risk. A transmission fluid leak may lead to decreased performance, overheating, and possibly even transmission failure.