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
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Customer Reviews
Thanks Brian, you fixed the...
Joe Butera
Thanks Brian, you fixed the transmission problem on my Audi that Stoney Creek Mr T could not.Excellent diagnostic skills.Highly recommended
Date: November 13, 2020
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Excellent service. This is the...
Joy Brown
Excellent service. This is the second time we've had our transmission replaced at Mister Transmission and the quality of work and pricing were excellent. Great customer service. We really appreciate Stafford and his team.
Date: October 12, 2020
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Took my 2012 Nissan Altima...
Jasbir Singh
Took my 2012 Nissan Altima to the dealer in Mississauga because the car wouldn't pick up speed properly. They said the transmission needed replacing and gave me an estimate that was really expensive. Another customer in the waiting area at the dealer recommended I try Mister Transmission so I called the store in Brampton because it was close to my work. I am very glad I did. They fixed my problem for a lot less and they were very professional in explaining what was wrong. I picked up my car 3 days ago and it is working great now. Thank you Mister Transmission.
Date: September 20, 2020
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Excellent service
Michael Gardner
Excellent service
Date: September 18, 2020
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My experience was pretty good...
Sam Chebaro
My experience was pretty good at Mister Transmission. I did not end up servicing my car here, but they were able to rectify the issue with my transmission. They also thoroughly explained the issue with my transmission and were honest in regards to what my options were, whether to repair it or replace it. Great customer service!
Date: September 10, 2020
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Stafford and his team were...
Thomas O'Grady
Stafford and his team were able to fix the transmission of my car rather than replacing it. The quoted price was less than expected and aligned with the final invoice. Very professional and honest about what needed to be done. Highly recommend this business. Will use them again in the future if needed as well as for regular transmission maintenance.
Date: August 31, 2020
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I needed a clutch,i needed...
Bin Bongin
I needed a clutch,i needed clutch fixed properly and quickly.Brian and the crew at mr transmission did exactly that.I dropped of my car wednesday afternoon it was done on friday at noon.The price is what i was told it would be, no additional cost.I could not have been happier with the service.Not to mention that it was 35+ that week.Thank you very much for the hassle free repair.
Date: August 26, 2020
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The owner and his team...
Liang Nancy
The owner and his team are super nice. They work hard and Very professional.strongly recommend!
Date: August 23, 2020
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I was very happy with...
Dionne Lucien
I was very happy with the service and full overall experience. Brian was upfront and direct with how they would quote and the service they would provide. The quote aligned 100% with he price after service. Sanitized the vehicle inside as well. Very glad that Canadian Tire recommended I call Mister Transmission! Their loss! Thanks so much! Would definitely recommend!
Date: June 12, 2020
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Brian took amazing effort to...
Kids Tube
Brian took amazing effort to get me back on the road again during the covid lock down highly recommend his service great attitude an talked me thru wat happin thanks again to the crew at mister transmission
Date: June 3, 2020
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