1985 Subaru GL Transmission Service & Repairs

Why is Your 1985 GL’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, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Subaru GL transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Subaru GL transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your GL’s not even driveable.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 1985 GLs

According to Subaru, your GL’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, your GL differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Subaru-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1985  Subaru GL transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your Subaru running for miles and miles.

Subaru GL Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Subaru GL transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your GL’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1985 Subaru GL Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your 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.
  • How much can I tow in a Subaru GL? 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. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • When should I have my GL's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your Subaru GL transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Show Your Subaru GL’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1985 GL, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.