Transmission Repair & Service Calgary, Alberta

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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Transmission Repair

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Chris Froese
Very happy with Service from Mister Transmission. Would recommend them to any family or friends
Date: May 15, 2020
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Alexey Kuz'min
It's very rare I write revews. But this Mister Transmission really deserves to be rated highest stars! I've been coming back to this place even after I moved far down South of Calgary. I've been permanent customer for past 8 years and don't even consider about going anywhere else. All guys are very professional, knowledgeable and polite. Chris is the person, that you can always count on! He's 1000% Guru out of all mechanics I've ever seen! After all these years I'm very appreciative to all of them Big time. They are Great! Thank you guys!
Date: March 2, 2020
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Tori Robert
You helped us on our last visit to Calgary. We had mechanical issues and fitted us in to your busy schedule. Thank you for taking the time to explain things, show us what was going on and being patient. We truly appreciate the service and would highly recommend you facility for general automotive needs.
Date: February 25, 2020
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Mr. Transmission rebuilt the rear...
Greg B
Mr. Transmission rebuilt the rear differential in my Mercedes E350 4matic at a fraction of the cost of a new one. They did an excellent job and figured it out as no shop manual exists, even for Mercedes! I found the parts, they did the rest. A big thanks to Kris and his team!
Date: January 22, 2020
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Straight talking people just wanting...
Sean Day
Straight talking people just wanting to fix your ride.
Date: December 26, 2019
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Great honest shop. Took in...
Chris Potvin
Great honest shop. Took in my 97 Honda CRV based on a referral and was not steered in the wrong direction. He took the time to give me a call with an update and took all the necessary steps to let me know that it was indeed, not worth the waste of money in fixing my transmission. The whole process was very transparent, and I am confident in saying that this will be my transmission shop going forward. Highly recommend Mister Transmission.
Date: December 24, 2019
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Great service, honest opinions and...
Denton Harper
Great service, honest opinions and quality work. Will be bringing all my trucks here in the future, hard to find someone who will as upfront about the issues your facing and the fixes required as these guys.
Date: November 20, 2019
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It was my first time...
Eric S
It was my first time to this shop. Kris was very transparent in explaining the issue and the breakdown on what I was being charged for. I felt the shop treated me very fairly and did what they said they would do, with no hassles. Overall, very happy with service and pricing.
Date: November 5, 2019
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Had a very pleasant experience...
Todd Cuvelier
Had a very pleasant experience having my transmission serviced. Price came in just below quoted price, Chris was awesome to deal with. Will highly recommend! Thanks to everyone.. My older vehicle is driving like new once again. :)
Date: October 26, 2019
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The Art
Went to Mr Transmission, repair was 200.00 and free diagnostic after being quoted 9000.00 by Southe Point Toyota certified tech and 150.00 for inspection.
Date: September 19, 2019
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