Transmission Services for 1987 Subaru GL

Take Time for Your Subaru GL Transmission

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

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 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 GL’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1987 Subaru GL transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Subaru GL transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your GL at all.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 1987 GLs

According to Subaru, your GL’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, Subaru recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1987 Subaru GLs at certain intervals with Subaru-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1987 GL services and perform them according to Subaru-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your GL’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 GL Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Subaru GL transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your GL a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1987 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 my Subaru tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. 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? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1987 GL’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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.
  • Is it possible for transmission fluid to leak from my Subaru GL? Yes, your Subaru GL can develop a transmission fluid leak. As your GL ages, parts of the transmission system might wear out or break down, leading to a leak and possible transmission issues. Common causes of transmission fluid leaks include worn seals, a damaged transmission housing, a loose or cracked transmission pan, an overfilled transmission, or faulty transmission lines.
  • Who can fix my  Subaru GL transmission leak? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair GL transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Should I avoid driving my Subaru GL if there is 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 GL to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.