Transmission Services for 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

What’s the Importance of Your 1998 Sunfire’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Sunfire’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1998 Pontiac Sunfire transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Pontiac Sunfire transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Sunfire’s not even driveable.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1998 Sunfires

Your Sunfire’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Pontiac. First off, your Sunfire differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Pontiac-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1998 Sunfire services and perform them according to Pontiac-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Sunfire’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your Pontiac running for miles and miles.

Pontiac Sunfire Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Pontiac Sunfire 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 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 vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1998 Pontiac Sunfire Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Pontiac? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to 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 it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Sunfire’s towing capacity. 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.
  • When should I have my Sunfire's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your Pontiac Sunfire’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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Brake for Pontiac Sunfire Transmission Service

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