1989 Pontiac Sunbird Transmission Service

Why is Your 1989 Sunbird’s Transmission So Important?

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 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. 1989 Pontiac Sunbird transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Pontiac Sunbird transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your Sunbird isn’t working at all.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1989 Sunbirds

According to Pontiac, your Sunbird’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, Pontiac recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1989 Pontiac Sunbirds at certain intervals with Pontiac-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1989 Sunbird services and perform them according to Pontiac-recommended specifications. 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 work to keep the average cost for Pontiac Sunbird transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Sunbird’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1989 Pontiac Sunbird Questions & Answers

  • 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. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Pontiac? Think twice before volunteering to tow a 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.
  • When should I have my Sunbird's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your Pontiac Sunbird transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Pontiac Sunbird Transmission

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