Transmission Repair & Service Burnaby, British Columbia

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 had my transmission rebuild...
Sobul Obazs
I had my transmission rebuild and breaks done. Service was friendly and quick.
Date: October 31, 2020
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Good costomer service
Aman Murat
Good costomer service
Date: July 24, 2020
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We were stranded in town,...
Spi7uwe Sqalemc
We were stranded in town, gave us a free curtesy car. Friendly service and a fair price
Date: July 6, 2020
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Can't thank Cecil and his...
Ben Dick
Can't thank Cecil and his team enough ! After our bus's cooling fan and alternator stopped working I was told by a different mechanic I would have to order the pulley for the belt from manufacturer. Cecil guaranteed me his team could do it without any part ordering. Was very helpful with the amount of labour they charged me for. After most of the day working on it they got it fixing like new so I could make my start date for work in the interior ! Can't thank them enough. Next time I'm around and need work I will go out of my way to head to Cecil and his team. Fantastic work guys !!
Date: May 20, 2020
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Great service with the team...
Jeffrey
Great service with the team here @ Mister Transmission south Burnaby location. They were in communication every step of the way & made sure I was well informed of my vehicles repair needs & all the options I had throughout the repair process. Thanks again guys
Date: February 7, 2020
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Excellent service and price, I...
David Nelson
Excellent service and price, I was talking to Cecil and he gave me the best deal around. Quick quality service, professional staff, explained everything to me. My first time here and I would definitely recommend Mister Transmission at the Burnaby location to anyone. I will be a repeat customer.
Date: January 30, 2020
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These guys are honest and...
Beni Volodarsky
These guys are honest and professional, Highly recommended!!!
Date: October 3, 2019
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Very pleased with the service...
Cheryl Agecoutay
Very pleased with the service provided to our transmission. Thank you Doug and Cecil. Very honest, quick and efficient. Reasonable prices. Recommend Mr. Transmission in Burnaby to everyone.
Date: September 11, 2019
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Cecil, What a great guy....
Una P.
Cecil, What a great guy. I did my research before deciding where to take my Mazda 3. From experience, I had a good idea that my clutch was slipping. They gave me a reasonable quote for the costs for repair. And, he provided a courtesy car no charge. BCAA towed me there and I and by noon today I had my car fixed. Because of their honesty, and great service to go the extra mile I am happy I chose Mr. Transmission in Burnaby.As good as you can get!July 30, 2019Una
Date: July 30, 2019
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Absolutely great choice. Can't be...
Donna Wells
Absolutely great choice. Can't be off the road with my car-needy job and luckily he was able to put my car on the hoist right away, fixed what was wrong, plus thankfully what might go wrong, checked it over well and serviced it too! I was back on the road so fast! I was referred to this shop by someone who definitely knows who good car businesses are and this certainly was a great choice to take my car to. I will again anytime.
Date: July 24, 2019
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