Transmission Services for 1998 Subaru Legacy

What’s the Importance of Your 1998 Legacy’s Transmission?

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. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1998 Subaru Legacy transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Subaru Legacy transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Legacy’s not even driveable.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 1998 Legacys

Subaru recommends having your Legacy's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, Subaru recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1998 Subaru Legacys at certain intervals with Subaru-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1998 Legacy up to Subaru-recommended standards. 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.

How Much Do Subaru Legacy Transmission Repairs Cost

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 give your Legacy a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1998 Subaru Legacy Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Subaru? 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 your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your Legacy towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. 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.
  • How often does my Legacy transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your Subaru Legacy 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.

Brake for Subaru Legacy Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1998 Legacy, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.