1990 Subaru Legacy Transmission Service & Repairs

Show Your Subaru Legacy’s Transmission Some TLC

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

What Does Your Subaru Legacy Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose 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. 1990 Subaru Legacy transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Subaru Legacy transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Legacy’s not even driveable.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 1990 Legacys

According to Subaru, your Legacy’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, Subaru recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1990 Subaru Legacys at certain intervals with Subaru-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1990 Legacy up to Subaru-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your Legacy’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Subaru Legacy Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep Subaru Legacy 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 check out your Legacy’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1990 Subaru Legacy Questions & Answers

  • 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. 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 Legacy? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Legacy’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Legacy is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my Legacy's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1990 Legacy’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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.