1985 Subaru XT Transmission Service & Repairs

What Does Your Subaru XT Transmission Do?

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. They're often easy to notice. 1985 Subaru XT transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Subaru XT transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your XT at all.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 1985 XTs

According to Subaru, your XT’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your XT should be exchanged regularly with Subaru-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1985 XT services and perform them according to Subaru-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your XT’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Subaru XT Transmission Service Cost

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

1985 Subaru XT Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Subaru? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Subaru tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your XT’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my XT's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Subaru XT’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Subaru's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Show Your Subaru XT’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 XT today.