1984 Oldsmobile 98 Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 1984 98’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. 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 98’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Oldsmobile 98 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 don’t pay attention to Oldsmobile 98 transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your 98 at all.

Oldsmobile Transmission Recommendations for 1984 98s

Oldsmobile recommends having your 98's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, your 98 differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Oldsmobile-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1984  Oldsmobile 98 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your 98’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Oldsmobile 98 Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Oldsmobile 98 transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your 98 a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1984 Oldsmobile 98 Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your Oldsmobile'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. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Oldsmobile? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your 98’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your 98 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my 98's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1984 98’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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 Oldsmobile. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your Oldsmobile 98 Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1984 98, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.