1987 Subaru RX Transmission Service & Repairs

Why is Your 1987 RX’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. 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. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1987 Subaru RX transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Subaru RX transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your RX at all.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 1987 RXs

Your RX’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Subaru. Specifically, your RX differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Subaru-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1987  Subaru RX transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your RX’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Subaru RX Transmission Service Pricing

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

Questions About 1987 Subaru RX’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your Subaru's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. 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 small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your RX’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your RX is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my RX's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1987 RX’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.

Show Your Subaru RX’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1987 RX, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.