2001 Pontiac Sunfire Transmission Service

What Does Your Pontiac Sunfire Transmission Do?

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. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 2001 Pontiac Sunfire transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let Pontiac Sunfire transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your Sunfire isn’t working at all.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 2001 Sunfires

Your Sunfire’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Pontiac. Specifically, Pontiac recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2001 Pontiac Sunfires at certain intervals with Pontiac-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 2001  Pontiac Sunfire 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 Pontiac running for miles and miles.

Pontiac Sunfire Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable Pontiac Sunfire transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Sunfire a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a 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.

2001 Pontiac Sunfire Transmission Q&A

  • 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. 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. Defying your Sunfire towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • When should I have my Sunfire's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 2001 Sunfire’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. 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

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2001 Sunfire, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.