Transmission Services for 1986 Subaru GL

What Does Your Subaru GL Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1986 Subaru GL transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let Subaru GL transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your GL at all.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 1986 GLs

Subaru recommends having your GL's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, your GL differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Subaru-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1986 GL services and perform them according to Subaru-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Subaru GL Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable Subaru GL transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your GL's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 Subaru GL Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Subaru's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Subaru GL? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your GL’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your GL is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my GL's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Subaru GL’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Brake for Subaru GL Transmission Service

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your GL today.