Transmission Services for 1984 Volvo 242

What Does Your Volvo 242 Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. Volvo 242 transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let Volvo 242 transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your 242’s not even driveable.

Volvo Transmission Recommendations for 1984 242s

Your 242’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Volvo. First off, Volvo recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1984 Volvo 242s at certain intervals with Volvo-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1984 242 services and perform them according to Volvo-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your 242’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care 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. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your 242 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 count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1984 Volvo 242’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Volvo? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Volvo tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your 242 towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my 242's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your Volvo 242 transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Volvo's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Brake for Volvo 242 Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1984 242, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.