1987 Pontiac Grand Am Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 1987 Grand Am’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1987 Pontiac Grand Am transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Pontiac Grand Am transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your Grand Am at all.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1987 Grand Ams

Pontiac recommends having your Grand Am's transmission system routinely inspected 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 know how to service your 1987 Grand Am up to Pontiac-recommended standards. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Grand Am’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Pontiac Grand Am Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Pontiac Grand Am transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car 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 fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1987 Pontiac Grand Am Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Pontiac? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Pontiac Grand Am? 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 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.
  • How often does my Grand Am transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1987 Grand Am’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Show Your Pontiac Grand Am’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1987 Grand Am, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.