Transmission Services for 1988 Nissan Pathfinder

What Does Your Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Do?

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, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1988 Nissan Pathfinder transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Nissan Pathfinder transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Pathfinder’s not even driveable.

Nissan Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Pathfinders

According to Nissan, your Pathfinder’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, your Pathfinder differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Nissan-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 1988 Pathfinder up to Nissan-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your Pathfinder’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Nissan Pathfinder 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 give your Pathfinder a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Nissan's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Nissan? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Pathfinder’s towing capacity. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • How often does my Pathfinder transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Nissan Pathfinder’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 Nissan's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Brake for Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1988 Pathfinder, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.