1997 Oldsmobile 88 Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 1997 88’s Transmission?

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 tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1997 Oldsmobile 88 transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Oldsmobile 88 transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your 88 isn’t working at all.

Oldsmobile Transmission Recommendations for 1997 88s

Your 88’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Oldsmobile. Specifically, Oldsmobile recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1997 Oldsmobile 88s at certain intervals with Oldsmobile-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1997  Oldsmobile 88 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Oldsmobile 88 Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Oldsmobile 88 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 check out your 88’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1997 Oldsmobile 88’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Oldsmobile? 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 Oldsmobile tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your 88’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • How often does my 88 transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Oldsmobile 88’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 Oldsmobile'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.

Show Your Oldsmobile 88’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1997 88, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.