1988 Porsche 911 Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 1988 911’s Transmission?

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, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1988 Porsche 911 transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Porsche 911 transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that your 911 isn’t working at all.

Porsche Transmission Recommendations for 1988 911s

According to Porsche, your 911’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, Porsche recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1988 Porsche 911s at certain intervals with Porsche-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1988 911 services and perform them according to Porsche-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your 911’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Porsche 911 Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep Porsche 911 transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your 911 a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Porsche 911 Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my Porsche's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for 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. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my 911's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 911’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Porsche, so check with your technician first. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Show Your Porsche 911’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1988 911, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.