Transmission Repair & Service Brantford, 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!

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  • 15903 Stony Plain Rd. NW
  • Edmonton, AB
  • T5P 3Z7
  • 587-786-6465
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Customer Reviews
I recently went in to...
Kyle Andree
I recently went in to see dez for a transmission in a 90's silverado. After he rebuilt the transmission he called me toTell me i needed a new shifter cable.i told him I didn't care about the new cable but he threw the cable in for free. Definitely good service and the price was very good too
Date: May 15, 2022
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Brought a clutch in to...
Stu Young
Brought a clutch in to be repaired in the morning and picked up my car by closing. Couldn’t be more thankful, even paid less than I was quoted!
Date: May 9, 2022
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Contacted them for approximate estimate...
Edgerton A
Contacted them for approximate estimate and warranty. Prompt reply and better than dealer numbers.
Date: May 7, 2022
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Everyone was polite and professional....
Ken Molloy
Everyone was polite and professional. Work was done as expected no hidden costs.
Date: April 3, 2022
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Did a great job very...
Joe Chevrier
Did a great job very pleased with the service would bring my car back could have a transmission done very pleased
Date: March 7, 2022
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The team at Mister Transmission...
Mark Cruz
The team at Mister Transmission were extremely professional, kind, and helpful. They helped my wife who's car broke down while on a trip in Canada. They were able to get diagnose, get the parts, and fully repair the car so she was up and running the next morning! I can't recommend them more!
Date: February 24, 2022
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Excellent experience here, will definitely...
Connor Jones
Excellent experience here, will definitely go back for any future transmission issues. 10/10 reccomend this place!
Date: February 15, 2022
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Top notch service!
Jessica Chmiel
Top notch service!
Date: January 27, 2022
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Chris was amazing! I had...
Holly Ayerhart
Chris was amazing! I had issues with my car and they got me in that same day and had the fix done the next day and didn’t charge an arm and a leg. I cannot recommend them enough!
Date: December 16, 2021
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Nori Smith
Do not look any further if you want honest, caring, knowledgeable service providers. I have a foreign/expensive car to fix. Most mechanics will not even look at it, let alone fix it. I brought it to Dez and his team, they performed a road test and scanned it. (No charge) told me it definitely needed a new or rebuilt transmission and it would be about 5000 to fix it. They saw codes coming up on the scan that worried them, so they told me to take it to the dealership and have it checked out. I took it to the dealership, they ran a scan $169 and they told me it would be $12,000 to fix the transmission.I brought it back to Des and his team. Who again took it in, did an in-depth scan and a more extensive road test. (No charge) They were concerned about codes that were coming up, that the dealership missed. Back to the dealership who told me to fix it, it would cost me an additional $1300.So to recap at this point dealership is going to cost me $13, 300 and they didn’t catch both problems initially. The one problem would need to be fixed, before they could touch the transmission.Dez offered me a deal to fix both problems at far less then half the price of the dealership. After the tax man added his fee my total was $6000 and they had it ready for me in 2 days. Even though Dez had said it would take 3 days and if it ran into the weekend, he would split the rental car price with me for those 2 days. He also got me a fantastic deal for the rental.I honestly can’t say enough good things about Dez and his team of mechanical wizards.
Date: December 8, 2021
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