Transmission Repair & Service Coquitlam, 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!

10827km away
 
  • 15903 Stony Plain Rd. NW
  • Edmonton, AB
  • T5P 3Z7
  • 587-786-6465
Featured Services
Transmission Repair

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.

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Transmission Technology

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Just as you have other parts of your car serviced, your transmission needs maintenance to ensure a long life and avoid transmission problems.

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Customer Reviews
Excellent service - they even...
Corey Fehr
Excellent service - they even picked up & dropped off my truck for same day service! THE experts in transmission service: answered all questions. Very professional, highly skilled, friendly team. Highly recommended!
Date: July 8, 2020
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Friendly staffs and very knowledgeable....
Michael Dolap
Friendly staffs and very knowledgeable. Appreciated Frank's honesty, great quality work and reasonable prices. Very pleasant place and people to do business when it comes to car repair and maintenance.
Date: June 27, 2020
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We have used Frank and...
Linda Gibson
We have used Frank and his team several times now and we've been impressed with the quality of work and quickness of the services. We really appreciate the thoroughness of the job making sure we are safe on the roads!!
Date: June 4, 2020
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Amazing crew very friendly and...
Kanon Hollands
Amazing crew very friendly and highly professional. Your team is truly amazing and I will bring my truck back to you guys 9 times out of 10. Thanks so much for all the help guys !!
Date: May 15, 2020
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Knowledgeable and trustworthy. I went...
Ali Alnaggar
Knowledgeable and trustworthy. I went in and met Frank thinking that I had a transmission issue that'd cost me thousands and it turned out to be a steel panel under my car that wasn't bolted in properly that was causing a weird noise after another mechanic changed my transmission oil. Frank and his team found the issue and fixed it in 20 mins! The funny part is that I went to the mechanic that changed my transmission oil (Canadian Tire) to inspect the source of the noise and after 45 mins of investigation they told me I had a transmission issue and I need to see a specialist. It was a stressful 48 hours!
Date: February 28, 2020
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Frank in coquitlam BC was...
Zhian Saedi
Frank in coquitlam BC was helpful, and done a good job on my Ford Fiesta for transmission and replace clutch. Thank you
Date: February 16, 2020
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They are clean, professional and...
Laura D
They are clean, professional and prompt.
Date: February 14, 2020
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My transmission is actually properly...
Jake Rablou
My transmission is actually properly fixed and the car drives better now, than I have ever experienced with it. Manual car and they saved it. Great shop great people great quality of work!
Date: February 2, 2020
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My goto place for auto...
Starr W
My goto place for auto repairs. Super knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Date: January 28, 2020
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Very friendly staff! Frank is...
Ali Saad
Very friendly staff! Frank is a great honest guy. Very good work on my car! Only took one day to fix a transmission issue. Very satisfied!! Highly recommend this place. Thank you.
Date: January 25, 2020
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