Transmission Repair & Service Cambridge, 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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Customer Reviews
Went in for a long...
Naveen Benjamin
Went in for a long overdue transmission fluid change and transfer case fluid change. All went well and my transmission is smoother than ever. The first drive leaving the parking lot felt like I was driving a different car. No more lurching into gears. Professional service and very knowledgable staff made me feel confident for choosing Mister Transmission to do the job. I was going to take my car to Nissan, initially, but they didn't seem to understand that I wanted just a change and not a flush. Very fair price as well and did not charge more for changing diff fluid that I supplied. Will definitely come again for my next transmission fluid change.
Date: January 24, 2023
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Sam Scarlett
Helpful, professional & honest. Clearly looking out for his customers best interests. These are rare qualities. I highly recommend!
Date: December 22, 2022
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Great work and Great prices
Mark Wilson
Great work and Great prices
Date: December 15, 2022
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I got a great service...
Jaime Gonzalez
I got a great service today, very profesional and honest. I'm very pleased with the technician that helped me.
Date: December 13, 2022
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Julianne Spence
The gentleman at the desk was so extremely helpful! We had an issue and he was so helpful !! We are so grateful for this wonderful customer service!!
Date: November 15, 2022
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Jose Green
I can't thank this team of professionals enough on the exemplary service that they provided to me and my family. I will suggest this place to anyone I come across that is in need of service for automobile. Super work🙌🏼💯
Date: October 27, 2022
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Made an appointment for our...
Alecia J
Made an appointment for our 2014 Accent for what we thought was a window chip. Showed up early to drop it off and the lovely man working came out and took a peek. He explained all about how it was a pit and not a chip and it wouldn't crack. We chatted a bit about windshield costs (our other vehicle is a new CRV with a lot of sensors and stuff). He was super friendly. We went on our way but if we had issues we would definitely head here!
Date: October 16, 2022
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Jay Fillion
If you are unfortunate enough to need transmission services you can do yourself a favor and choose Mr Transmission. Estimate for price and time were pretty accurate.
Date: September 2, 2022
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GERALD BALKISSOON
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Date: August 23, 2022
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The Rainbow
The next time I need transmission work I will be relying on this location for help. First off, they were very kind & peaceful. Next, they helped immensely with what I needed. They were able to provide me with a very detailed breakdown of things my vehicle lacked (without asking me for money). I strongly trust this organization & highly recommend them. Thank you kindly to Mister Transmission Cambridge for helping me today!Service: Transmission
Date: July 14, 2022
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