1986 Pontiac Sunbird Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 1986 Sunbird’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Sunbird’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1986 Pontiac Sunbird transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Pontiac Sunbird transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Sunbird’s not even driveable.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1986 Sunbirds

Pontiac recommends having your Sunbird's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your Sunbird should be exchanged regularly with Pontiac-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1986  Pontiac Sunbird 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 Sunbird Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Pontiac Sunbird transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Sunbird's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 Pontiac Sunbird Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my Pontiac's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Pontiac tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small it is. Defying your Sunbird towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my Sunbird's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1986 Sunbird’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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Brake for Pontiac Sunbird Transmission Service

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