Transmission Services for 1983 Pontiac Firebird

What Does Your Pontiac Firebird 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 small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Firebird’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Pontiac Firebird transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Pontiac Firebird transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Firebird’s not even driveable.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1983 Firebirds

Pontiac recommends having your Firebird's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, Pontiac recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1983 Pontiac Firebirds at certain intervals with Pontiac-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1983 Firebird services and perform them according to Pontiac-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Firebird’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Pontiac Firebird Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Pontiac Firebird transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Firebird 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.

1983 Pontiac Firebird Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Pontiac? 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 my Pontiac tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Firebird is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my Firebird's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your Pontiac Firebird’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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 Pontiac. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your Pontiac Firebird Transmission

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.