1998 Subaru Forester Transmission Service & Repairs

Why is Your 1998 Forester’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. 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 Forester’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Subaru Forester transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Subaru Forester transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your Forester at all.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 1998 Foresters

Your Forester’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Subaru. First off, the transmission fluid in your Forester should be exchanged regularly with Subaru-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1998 Forester services and perform them according to Subaru-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your Forester’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Subaru Forester Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Subaru Forester transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Forester a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1998 Subaru Forester Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your Subaru'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 Subaru tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Forester’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Forester is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my Forester's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1998 Forester’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 Subaru, so check with your technician first. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

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