Transmission Services for 1999 Subaru Forester

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

Why is Your 1999 Forester’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. 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. 1999 Subaru Forester transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Subaru Forester transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Forester’s not even driveable.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 1999 Foresters

According to Subaru, your Forester’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, Subaru recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1999 Subaru Foresters at certain intervals with Subaru-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1999 Forester services and perform them according to Subaru-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Forester’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Subaru Forester Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Subaru Forester transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Forester's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1999 Subaru Forester Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Subaru's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Subaru? 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 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.
  • Does my Forester's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Subaru Forester’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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 Subaru. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.
  • Can my Subaru Forester leak transmission fluid? Over time, transmission fluid can leak from your Subaru Forester, potentially causing transmission problems. A transmission fluid leak may be caused by a damaged transmission pan, faulty transmission cooler lines, worn-out seals, a cracked transmission housing, or an overfilled transmission.
  • Who fixes Subaru Forester transmission leaks? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair Forester transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Can I still drive my Subaru Forester if it has a transmission fluid leak? You should avoid driving with a transmission fluid leak. Your transmission system relies on transmission fluid to operate properly, and a leak may decrease performance, cause your Forester to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.