1985 Pontiac Firebird Transmission Service

What Does Your Pontiac Firebird Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right 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. 1985 Pontiac Firebird transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Pontiac Firebird transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Firebird’s not even driveable.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1985 Firebirds

According to Pontiac, your Firebird’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, your Firebird differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Pontiac-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1985 Firebird services and perform them according to Pontiac-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your Firebird’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Pontiac Firebird Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Pontiac Firebird transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with 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 routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1985 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. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Pontiac tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my Firebird's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1985 Firebird’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 Pontiac. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Show Your Pontiac Firebird’s Transmission Some TLC

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