Transmission Repair & Service Burlington, 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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I called Mister Transmission on...
Raffi
I called Mister Transmission on Wednesday and spoke to Brian, and he was able to see me for an appointment within one day! Had a very pleasant conversation with him over the phone, and he basically walked me through quite a bit of information about my car/transmission ect. Brian took my car in for their free roadtest/computer diagnostic and I received a call back very quick, about an hour or so! Preparing myself for some bad, I was shocked to hear the prelim diagnosis! Brain recommended that I do some prelim maintenance with regards to my fuel injectors which may be causing some shudder in my car. As many people know, anytime you take something for an inspection or service you expect them to find something to charge you for. Not here for my case. Brian seems like an honest man and confirmed my first impressions on him over the phone. I am very satisfied with my service so far and would recommend Mister Transmission to anyone I know and hope the owners and management know they are lucky to have Brian there for them!
Date: June 28, 2024
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I called Mister Transmission on...
Raffi
I called Mister Transmission on Wednesday and spoke to Brian, and he was able to see me for an appointment within one day! Had a very pleasant conversation with him over the phone, and he basically walked me through quite a bit of information about my car/transmission ect. Brian took my car in for their free roadtest/computer diagnostic and I received a call back very quick, about an hour or so! Preparing myself for some bad, I was shocked to hear the prelim diagnosis! Brain recommended that I do some prelim maintenance with regards to my fuel injectors which may be causing some shudder in my car. As many people know, anytime you take something for an inspection or service you expect them to find something to charge you for. Not here for my case. Brian seems like an honest man and confirmed my first impressions on him over the phone. I am very satisfied with my service so far and would recommend Mister Transmission to anyone I know and hope the owners and management know they are lucky to have Brian there for them!
Date: June 28, 2024
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They checked out my car,...
Joanna Mauro
They checked out my car, then called with a quote and got permission to do the work. I was worried that when I would pick up my car they would say that they had to do extra work and add to the quote. But no, it was exactly was they had said. I was very pleased with the service I received.
Date: June 22, 2024
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Great work was done on...
Lennox Williams
Great work was done on my 2002 acura MDX. Thanks to Stafford, John and the rest of the crew.
Date: April 12, 2024
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Brian was so professional got...
Just Jeff
Brian was so professional got me in that day for an in depth diagnosis complimentary. They got my buissness when my tranny gives up for good
Date: February 2, 2024
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Took my car here to...
Jonathon Howard
Took my car here to get my transmission fixed after it blew on me last week. Brian was very honest and upfront throughout the entire process and saved me money where he could. He also helped to get a car rental if needed. Definitely recommend this place if you need any sort of work done.
Date: February 2, 2024
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I visited the shop last...
Branden Phillips
I visited the shop last week with a noise coming from my truck. They verified the issue, and unfortunately, I needed a bearing kit for the differential. I tow a lot, so I wasn't surprised I would eventually need some repairs. Price and service were top-notch. Very clean store and friendly staff. Pulled the camper this weekend, and the truck sounded perfect. Great job on the diagnostics and repair! Thank you.
Date: October 10, 2023
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Fei He
I visit the Burlington site today with a concern about my transmission. Ken was really nice and professional; he not only scheduled a free check and offer many authentic suggestions about my situation. I really appreciate it and highly recommend this site to people with transmission issues.
Date: August 30, 2023
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Highly recommend
David Sumner
Highly recommend
Date: August 25, 2023
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Great and honest service. Highly...
Khodor Faraj
Great and honest service. Highly recommend
Date: May 21, 2023
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