Transmission Services for 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

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 small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Grand Am’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1996 Pontiac Grand Am transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Pontiac Grand Am transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your Grand Am isn’t working at all.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1996 Grand Ams

Your Grand Am’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Pontiac. Specifically, Pontiac recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1996 Pontiac Grand Ams at certain intervals with Pontiac-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1996 Grand Am up to Pontiac-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your Pontiac running for miles and miles.

How Much Do Pontiac Grand Am Transmission Repairs 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 car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1996 Pontiac Grand Am Questions & Answers

  • 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. 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 volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. 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 1996 Grand Am’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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Pontiac Grand Am Transmission

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