1987 Subaru XT Transmission Service & Repairs

Why is Your 1987 XT’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your XT’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Subaru XT transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Subaru XT transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your XT’s not even driveable.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 1987 XTs

According to Subaru, your XT’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, your XT differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Subaru-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1987  Subaru XT transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. 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 diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Subaru XT Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Subaru XT 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 inspect your XT's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1987 Subaru XT’s Transmission

  • 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 volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your XT towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. 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.
  • How often does my XT transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your Subaru XT transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Show Your Subaru XT’s Transmission Some TLC

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.