Transmission Services for 1986 Subaru XT

Why is Your 1986 XT’s Transmission So Important?

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 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. 1986 Subaru XT transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Subaru XT transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your XT at all.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 1986 XTs

Your XT’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Subaru. First off, Subaru recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1986 Subaru XTs at certain intervals with Subaru-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1986 XT services and perform them according to Subaru-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your XT’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Subaru XT Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable Subaru XT transmission repairs and services. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your XT a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 Subaru XT Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your Subaru's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Subaru tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, 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 XT is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my XT's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your Subaru XT 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.

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.