1983 Porsche 911 Transmission Service

Why is Your 1983 911’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your 911’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1983 Porsche 911 transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Porsche 911 transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your 911 isn’t working at all.

Porsche Transmission Recommendations for 1983 911s

According to Porsche, your 911’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, the transmission fluid in your 911 should be exchanged regularly with Porsche-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1983 911 up to Porsche-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Porsche 911 Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Porsche 911 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your 911’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1983 Porsche 911 Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Porsche? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Porsche 911? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your 911’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 911 transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1983 911’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 Porsche'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 Porsche 911 Transmission

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