Transmission Services for 1987 Pontiac Sunbird

What’s the Importance of Your 1987 Sunbird’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. 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. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1987 Pontiac Sunbird transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Pontiac Sunbird transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Sunbird’s not even driveable.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1987 Sunbirds

Your Sunbird’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Pontiac. First off, the transmission fluid in your Sunbird should be exchanged regularly with Pontiac-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1987  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.

How Much Do Pontiac Sunbird Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Pontiac Sunbird transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Sunbird a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1987 Pontiac Sunbird’s Transmission

  • What happens if I "ride" my Pontiac's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and 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 Sunbird’s towing capacity. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my Sunbird's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Pontiac Sunbird’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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 Sunbird Transmission

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