Transmission Repair & Service Brampton, Ontario

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!

10827km away
 
  • 15903 Stony Plain Rd. NW
  • Edmonton, AB
  • T5P 3Z7
  • 587-786-6465
Featured Services
Transmission Repair

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.

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Transmission Technology

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Just as you have other parts of your car serviced, your transmission needs maintenance to ensure a long life and avoid transmission problems.

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Customer Reviews
Stafford was very polite and...
Marco Allen
Stafford was very polite and professional through our exchange, the service we received was outstanding, the car has never run better.10/10
Date: April 19, 2021
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Stafford and Crew were completely...
Richard Kelly
Stafford and Crew were completely professional during my repair. Calling regularly with updates. Work completed on time and at the initial quoted rate.Strongly recommend Mr. Transmission.
Date: April 18, 2021
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Very helpful and understanding during...
Lauren Tw
Very helpful and understanding during these trying times. Price was very fair and they went above and beyond their duties to get my vehicle to their shop and repair it. Highly recommend this location for any transmission work !Thanks again guys for being so understanding and helpful ! All the best
Date: April 1, 2021
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I received excellent service from...
Janice Bryson
I received excellent service from Stafford, he was very professional and went above and beyond what I was expecting. He was up front on cost of repairs on my transmission unlike the shady dealership who quoted me an outrageous amount. Save yourself the hassle and go see them, I wouldn't hesitate to take my vehicle there again if needed. I also will recommend them to all my family and friends. Thanks again Stafford 👍
Date: March 31, 2021
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I chose Mister Transmission after...
Francisco Machado
I chose Mister Transmission after calling several places to get a quote to replace the clutch on my 06 Accord with 400,000 km. Everything was perfect except the price. I was expecting a lower cost than what I paid since Ready Honda quoted me almost the same being a Honda dealer.But nevertheless, I am happy with the work they performed, the clutch feels like I am driving a brand new car. The person who assisted me, Staford, was very professional, and I got my car back when they promised me. Thank you.
Date: March 30, 2021
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KK KK
Stafford wong at mister transmission was awesome , it was great service , whatever he has committed he did it . Today I got my car on time as he promised. GOOD WORK TEAM @ MISTER TRANSMISSIONI would recommend this location to anyone who is looking for professional transmission service.
Date: March 27, 2021
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From then moment I called...
Gerry OBrien
From then moment I called and Talked to Stafford, I felt comfortable taking my WRX in to be repaired. I needed a new clutch and clutch fork and Stafford was very accommodating and even worked with me on cost. The repair was quick and done well. My car shifts like the day I bought it. I highly recommend Mr transmission to anyone considering any repairs to your transmission.
Date: March 26, 2021
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The best in town, highly...
Ador Victoria
The best in town, highly recommend. Stafford was amazing and professional.
Date: March 26, 2021
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Honest guys and great customer...
Mike M
Honest guys and great customer service. I had my transmission rebuilt there and will be recommending them to my friends.
Date: March 10, 2021
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Great service from the team...
Rick Fujs
Great service from the team !Alex took time to explain issues with transmission.Most important to me was his up front honest approach.Communication - Mr. Transmission called me before I called them to keep me posted on status of work and time line completion.Thank you Mr. Transmission, Alex and the crew working in the service bays.
Date: March 5, 2021
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