1986 Mercury Capri Transmission Service & Repairs

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

What Does Your Mercury Capri Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Capri’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1986 Mercury Capri transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Mercury Capri transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Capri’s not even driveable.

Mercury Transmission Recommendations for 1986 Capris

Mercury recommends having your Capri's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your Capri should be exchanged regularly with Mercury-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1986 Capri services and perform them according to Mercury-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Capri’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Mercury Capri Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Mercury Capri 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 check out your Capri’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 Mercury Capri Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Mercury'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.
  • How much can I tow in a Mercury Capri? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Capri’s towing capacity. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • When should I have my Capri's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1986 Capri’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 Mercury, so check with your technician first. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.
  • Can Mercury Capri transmission fluid leak? Yes, your Mercury Capri can develop a transmission fluid leak. As your Capri 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 does Mercury Capri transmission repair? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair Capri transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Can I still drive my Mercury Capri if it has a transmission fluid leak? Driving your Capri 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.