1988 Oldsmobile 98 Transmission Service & Repairs

What Does Your Oldsmobile 98 Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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. They're often easy to notice. 1988 Oldsmobile 98 transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or a burning smell or whistling sounds 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 your 98 isn’t working at all.

Oldsmobile Transmission Recommendations for 1988 98s

Oldsmobile recommends having your 98's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your 98 should be exchanged regularly with Oldsmobile-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1988 98 services and perform them according to Oldsmobile-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your 98’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Oldsmobile 98 Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Oldsmobile 98 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 98 a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Oldsmobile 98 Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Oldsmobile? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Oldsmobile 98? 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 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 1988 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

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your 98 today.