2003 Pontiac Sunfire Transmission Service & Repairs

What Does Your Pontiac Sunfire Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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. Pontiac Sunfire transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Pontiac Sunfire transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Sunfire at all.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 2003 Sunfires

Pontiac recommends having your Sunfire's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, the transmission fluid in your Sunfire should be exchanged regularly with Pontiac-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 2003 Sunfire up to Pontiac-recommended standards. 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 Sunfire Transmission Repairs Cost

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 check out your Sunfire’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2003 Pontiac Sunfire Questions & Answers

  • 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.
  • How much can I tow in a Pontiac Sunfire? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Sunfire’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • How often does my Sunfire transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Pontiac Sunfire’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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

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