1987 Subaru GL-10 Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 1987 GL-10’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, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. Subaru GL-10 transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Subaru GL-10 transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your GL-10 at all.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 1987 GL-10s

According to Subaru, your GL-10’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, the transmission fluid in your GL-10 should be exchanged regularly with Subaru-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1987 GL-10 services and perform them according to Subaru-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your GL-10’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your Subaru running for miles and miles.

Subaru GL-10 Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Subaru GL-10 transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your GL-10 a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1987 Subaru GL-10 Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Subaru? 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 I tow in a Subaru GL-10? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. 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 GL-10 transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1987 GL-10’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 Subaru. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your Subaru GL-10 Transmission

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