1986 Pontiac Grand Am Transmission Service

What Does Your Pontiac Grand Am 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. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1986 Pontiac Grand Am transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Pontiac Grand Am transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Grand Am’s not even driveable.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1986 Grand Ams

According to Pontiac, your Grand Am’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, your Grand Am differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Pontiac-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1986  Pontiac Grand Am 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.

Pontiac Grand Am Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Pontiac Grand Am transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Grand Am a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 Pontiac Grand Am Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Pontiac's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Pontiac Grand Am? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Grand Am’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Grand Am is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my Grand Am's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your Pontiac Grand Am transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Pontiac, so check with your technician first. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your Pontiac Grand Am Transmission

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