Transmission Services for 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon

Show Your Volkswagen Vanagon’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1985 Vanagon, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

Why is Your 1985 Vanagon’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 Vanagon’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Volkswagen Vanagon transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Volkswagen Vanagon transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Vanagon at all.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 1985 Vanagons

According to Volkswagen, your Vanagon’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, your Vanagon differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Volkswagen-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 1985 Vanagon up to Volkswagen-recommended standards. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Vanagon’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your Volkswagen running for miles and miles.

How Much Do Volkswagen Vanagon Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Volkswagen Vanagon transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Vanagon a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon’s Transmission

  • What happens if I "ride" my Volkswagen's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Volkswagen Vanagon? 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 Vanagon’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Vanagon is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my Vanagon transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1985 Vanagon’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. 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 Volkswagen, so check with your technician first. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.
  • Is it possible for transmission fluid to leak from my Volkswagen Vanagon? Yes. Volkswagen Vanagon transmission fluid can leak as time passes, which may lead to transmission problems. Transmission fluid leaks are often caused by worn or damaged transmission components, such as the transmission pan, cooler lines, seals, or housing. An overfilled transmission may also be behind your transmission fluid leak.
  • Who fixes Volkswagen Vanagon transmission leaks? If you have a problem with your transmission system, don’t hesitate to visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Our expert technicians can diagnose and repair Vanagon transmission leaks and other issues. Schedule an appointment today!
  • Should I avoid driving my Volkswagen Vanagon if there is a transmission fluid leak? Driving your Vanagon with a transmission fluid leak is highly discouraged. Transmission fluid is vital to the smooth operation of your transmission system, and a leak can put the entire system at risk. A transmission fluid leak may lead to decreased performance, overheating, and possibly even transmission failure.