1986 Porsche 911 Transmission Service & Repairs

What Does Your Porsche 911 Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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 911’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1986 Porsche 911 transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding 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 Porsche 911 transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your 911 at all.

Porsche Transmission Recommendations for 1986 911s

Your 911’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Porsche. For example, your 911 differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Porsche-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1986  Porsche 911 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your 911’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Porsche 911 Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Porsche 911 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with 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 routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 Porsche 911 Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my Porsche'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 my Porsche tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your 911 towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your 911 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my 911's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1986 911’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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 Porsche. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Show Your Porsche 911’s Transmission Some TLC

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your 911 today.