Transmission Services for 1989 Pontiac Grand Am

What Does Your Pontiac Grand Am Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Grand Am’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1989 Pontiac Grand Am transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Pontiac Grand Am transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Grand Am at all.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1989 Grand Ams

Your Grand Am’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Pontiac. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your Grand Am should be exchanged regularly with Pontiac-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1989  Pontiac Grand Am transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your Grand Am’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 Grand Am Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Pontiac Grand Am transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Grand Am’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1989 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. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Pontiac? 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. 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 1989 Grand Am’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Pontiac's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

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.