Transmission Services for 1983 Volvo 242

Why is Your 1983 242’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. 1983 Volvo 242 transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Volvo 242 transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your 242 isn’t working at all.

Volvo Transmission Recommendations for 1983 242s

Volvo recommends having your 242's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your 242 should be exchanged regularly with Volvo-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1983 242 services and perform them according to Volvo-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Volvo 242 Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Volvo 242 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your 242'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 transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1983 Volvo 242 Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Volvo's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Volvo 242? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • How often does my 242 transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1983 242’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 Volvo, so check with your technician first. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Brake for Volvo 242 Transmission Service

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your 242 today.