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.

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Friendly guys, well knowledgeable and...
Ryan Wallace
Friendly guys, well knowledgeable and fair!
Date: February 26, 2024
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Really perfect diagnosis
Ashwani Pranami
Really perfect diagnosis
Date: February 7, 2024
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Dropped off day after Boxing...
John Daley
Dropped off day after Boxing Day. They looked it over and couldn’t help- but recommended a garage and didn’t charge a fee. Thank you Luke! Appreciate the diagnostic.
Date: December 27, 2023
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They take care of you...
Okelo
They take care of you here, they try and work with what you can afford, they do good work my transmission feels like new and they have 1-year warranty with any major fixtures. They might gouge at your wallet if your not careful they "accidently" add extra to your receipt
Date: December 17, 2023
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They take care of you...
Okelo
They take care of you here, they try and work with what you can afford, they do good work my transmission feels like new and they have 1-year warranty with any major fixtures. They might gouge at your wallet if your not careful they "accidently" add extra to your receipt
Date: December 17, 2023
Website: Google
They take care of you...
Okelo
They take care of you here, they try and work with what you can afford, they do good work my transmission feels like new and they have 1-year warranty with any major fixtures. They might gouge at your wallet if your not careful they "accidently" add extra to your receipt
Date: December 17, 2023
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I posiably mett my new...
Randy Ferrier
I posiably mett my new best friend I literally had tears in my eyes I have a nisan altama and all I needed was a replacement bolt for the transmission and I have traveled to numerious places today and could not get the help I needed most would not give me the time ov day and pretty much told me to move on even the dealerships would not help me and told me it's not an avaliable item this $9 part that was giving me trobelsom well not only did Brian and his wonderfull team spend the time with me and gave me this bolt at a no pricing ordeal where others would not help me I give them hi recommendations to anybudy that wants a great team and somone to work on there cars pleas visit them I'm shure they will greet you with smiles and fully explain to you what's going on and won't lead you down a bumpy road I thank Brian and his team for the plesent Ness they provided me
Date: November 22, 2023
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Jon D
So refreshing to be treated with respect, integrity, and best service practiced.very honest operation.
Date: November 10, 2023
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Very impressive service. Mr Luke...
Ammy Deep
Very impressive service. Mr Luke is very professional in his work and gave genuine suggestion. Staff is very professional. I do recommend everyone to go to mister transmission.👍
Date: November 1, 2023
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Margaret Sabucco
Absolutely a pleasure to deal with. Would highly recommend and very honest. Thanks for having a business in Brampton with pure honesty.
Date: October 13, 2023
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