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.

 

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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Customer Reviews
Went in for a long...
Naveen
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 (it's just an easy drain and fill). Will definitely come again for my next transmission fluid change.
Date: August 19, 2020
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Went in for a long...
Naveen
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 (it's just an easy drain and fill). Will definitely come again for my next transmission fluid change.
Date: August 19, 2020
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Helpful and informative. Was able...
Megan Rocci
Helpful and informative. Was able to work with us while we found a solution that worked for our needs.
Date: August 14, 2020
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I had my first visit...
Scott FitzGerald
I had my first visit to Mr. Transmission in Cambridge. I was very very happy with the service and results. We discussed what type of work would be done to my truck and there was no BS involved. Chris did an awesome job, he helped me solve a big problem during these uncertain times, and I’m very happy to recommend this location to anyone that needs work done.
Date: July 20, 2020
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Kept me updated every step...
Ryan Farkas
Kept me updated every step of the way, extremely friendly and pulled off a miracle while giving me a great deal. Recommended.
Date: July 10, 2020
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Fantastic quick, friendly, honest, and...
Marley Inksetter
Fantastic quick, friendly, honest, and accommodating service. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else.
Date: June 17, 2020
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I had stop in today...
Mario Conway
I had stop in today at Mr transmission for a quick check on my Daughter's audi q3. the guys were very professional ,they answered all my questions and looked after me right aways . Excellent staff I differently recommend this location. Also I will use this location in the future
Date: May 20, 2020
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These guys are fantastic, very...
Daniel Partidge
These guys are fantastic, very friendly and honest people. When they noticed my car needed extra parts that wernt quoted, they offered me a ride home since my car wouldn't be ready until the next day. They do great work and offer amazing prices! I highly recommend to anyone needing transmission work done to go mr transmission on hespler road.
Date: February 16, 2020
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Good performance knowledge! Had a...
Andrew Sherratt
Good performance knowledge! Had a lazy 1-2 shift They gave some options on what the cause could be and what could be done. Decided to try a shift kit and and upgrade the accumulators. Worked perfect!! Other shops suggested a full rebuild. Will return there when the need arises.
Date: February 13, 2020
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Mr Transmission Cambridge was a...
Melinda Roberts
Mr Transmission Cambridge was a pleasure to deal with. Their honesty and professionalism was amazing. Thanks Chris for all your help!
Date: February 13, 2020
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