Transmission Repair & Service Abbotsford, British Columbia

Pinpointing the exact cause of any transmission problem takes skill, knowledge, and investigation

The evolution of transmissions has made these machines and systems increasingly complex. When transmission repairs are required, determining the cause and cure for what ails can be tricky. Why? Because transmissions have become remarkably complex and computerized and that presents both advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, transmission performance has become noticeably better in all vehicle makes and models. On the other, the increased complexity and digitization of transmission systems has made repair work a highly technical and complicated affair.


As you can imagine, there are different types of transmission repair jobs and options you can choose from depending on the nature of your vehicle’s breakdown. Understanding what those options are can help you make informed decisions when faced with a choice of transmission repairs to weigh.

A Repair for Every Type of Transmission Malfunction

Some transmission repair work is straightforward and mechanical in nature. Other times, it’s a combination of mechanical and electronic engineering that’s required to get your car back on the road. The most common types of repair work include:

  • Adjustments and in-car repairs. Most minor repairs are simple matters that are done without removing the transmission from the vehicle. If yours is a computer-controlled transmission that is not shifting properly, it is often the result of a computer sending incorrect signals due to a faulty sensor, or the transmission is not reacting to the command because of a bad connection or defective solenoid pack. If a non-computer controlled transmission is shifting too early or too late, it may require an adjustment to the throttle cable. If the vehicle has a vacuum modulator instead of a throttle cable, there is an adjustment that can be made using an adjustment screw in some designs. In vehicles with modulators, however, it is important to ensure there are no vacuum leaks and that the engine is running at peak efficiency.
  • Reseal jobs. A transmission is re-sealed to repair external transmission fluid leaks. If you see spots of red oil on the ground under the car, your transmission may need a re-seal job. To check a transmission for leaks, a technician will put the vehicle on a lift and examine the unit for signs of oil leaks. If a leak is spotted at any of the external seals or gaskets and the transmission otherwise performs well, the technician will most likely recommend that the transmission be re-sealed. Most of the external seals can be replaced while the transmission is still in the car but, if the front seal must be replaced, the transmission must first be removed from the vehicle to gain access to it.
  • Replacing accessible parts. There are a number of parts that are accessible without requiring the removal of the complete transmission. The parts that are accessible, however, vary from transmission to transmission and most transmission repair facilities would hesitate to provide meaningful warranties on external repairs for the simple reason that they cannot see if there are any additional internal problems in the components that are only accessible by transmission removal.
  • Complete overhauls. Also known as “rebuilding a transmission”, a complete overhaul involves the removal and disassembly of the transmission in its entirety. Every part is inspected for wear and damage, then cleaned in a special cleaning solution, or replaced with another part depending on its condition. Parts that have friction surfaces, such as bands and clutches are replaced as are all seals and gaskets. The torque converter is also replaced, usually with a remanufactured one. Technical service bulletins are checked to see if the auto manufacturer recommends any modifications to correct design defects that were discovered after the transmission was built. Automobile manufacturers often make upgrade kits available to transmission shops to resolve these design defects.

Replacing or Overhauling a Transmission

When a transmission requires an overhaul, there are two options that you may have. The first is to remove your existing transmission and overhaul it, then put the rebuilt unit back in your car. The second option is to replace your existing unit with another unit that has already been rebuilt or remanufactured.

A word to the wise: replacing your transmission with a used one may not be your best option. Used transmissions often have questionable histories that could create a whole new set of challenges. New transmissions, meanwhile, are mostly aftermarket transmissions billed as new but are in fact rebuilt transmissions with new parts.

The cost of the repair is always top-of-mind and understandably so. Transmission repairs are usually unexpected (and unwelcome). The cost varies depending on the outcome of our diagnostic testing, and we will help you to understand the various factors that come into play. We also offer our customers flexible payment options.

Whichever route you choose, you can trust our transmission experts to get you and your car back on the road.

Visit Mister Transmission for an assessment on what transmission repairs you may need. Contact the Mister Transmission service centre nearest to you.

 

Visit your nearest Mister Transmission location today!

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  • 15903 Stony Plain Rd. NW
  • Edmonton, AB
  • T5P 3Z7
  • 587-786-6465
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Customer Reviews
I took my van to...
Telsa Pratt
I took my van to Mister Transmission they got me in right away. The staff there are friendly and knowledgeable. Gordon took the time to explain what was wrong and when the transmission was out he showed me the worn parts. I was given great tips on do's and don'ts in the care of my transmission. In the end the job was less then the quoted price and my vehicle runs better then ever. Thank you Gordon and staff for your excellent customer service and satisfaction. I highly recommend Mister Transmission Abbotsford.
Date: June 23, 2020
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A good atmosphere and knowledgeable...
Sean
A good atmosphere and knowledgeable staff!
Date: February 20, 2020
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We took in our Motorhome...
Kathy March
We took in our Motorhome in to Mister Transmission in Abbotsford. The team was knowledgeable and the service was completed on time when promised. Great service and value!
Date: October 22, 2019
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Those guys have years of...
Stacey Reeves
Those guys have years of experience...
Date: October 1, 2019
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My transmission failed in morning...
Karen Norrie
My transmission failed in morning on way to work. Had it towed to Mr Transmission around 11 a.m. A rebuild was needed. Gordon was very accommodating and understood that I use my truck for work. Service was fast and friendly. Picked truck up the next day around 5 PM. Thank you Mr Transmisssion. Highly recommend!
Date: September 11, 2019
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Had a super awesome experience...
Zachary Lotts
Had a super awesome experience with Gordon! I called in on a whim asking for some help & he told me to show up whenever I’d like. When I got there, he serviced me super professionally and super quick. I showed up at 1pm and he had my vehicle issues fixed by 5pm and my car is driving perfectly. Would not hesitate to recommend friends, family & other customers to this establishment. 10/10.
Date: August 31, 2019
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I came in just as...
Sara Zacharias
I came in just as Gord was closing for the day. He stayed after hours and fixed my van so I could get back on the road. I highly recommend this company. Friendly, fast, good diagnostics, and reasonably priced!
Date: August 14, 2019
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My husband and I had...
Angela H
My husband and I had an excellent experience at Mr. Transmission in Abbotsford. Gordon agreed to take a look at our vehicle just prior to closing time and provided exceptional service, staying late to ensure he met our needs. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful, explaining details clearly and carefully. They really spent the time to ensure our vehicle was safe and road-ready for our planned drive back to Calgary. I highly recommend this location and the staff, who treat customers with a high level of respect and courtesy. They are very professional and take great care in their work. Billing was extremely fair and cost was less than we had anticipated. A great experience overall!
Date: August 11, 2019
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Very helpful and knowledgeable. Great...
Wally Vondracek
Very helpful and knowledgeable. Great staff.
Date: August 5, 2019
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They replaced my clutch a...
Colin Hartley
They replaced my clutch a flywheel last minute super nice and great service
Date: August 4, 2019
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