1996 Pontiac Sunfire Transmission Service

Why is Your 1996 Sunfire’s Transmission So Important?

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, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1996 Pontiac Sunfire transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Pontiac Sunfire transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Sunfire’s not even driveable.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1996 Sunfires

According to Pontiac, your Sunfire’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your Sunfire should be exchanged regularly with Pontiac-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1996 Sunfire services and perform them according to Pontiac-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your Sunfire’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Pontiac Sunfire Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Pontiac Sunfire transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Sunfire's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your car 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.

Questions About 1996 Pontiac Sunfire’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your 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. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Pontiac Sunfire? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. Defying your Sunfire towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Sunfire is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my Sunfire transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your Pontiac Sunfire 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your Pontiac Sunfire Transmission

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