Transmission Repair & Service Edmonton, 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.

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Customer Reviews
I cannot recommend them enough....
Melanie Wiede
I cannot recommend them enough. Wes went above and beyond to get my vehicle up and running. I got in quickly after the cold snap without hesitation. He kept me informed during the whole process. Everyone in the shop was pleasant and service was amazing. Highly recommend and will use in the future if needed. Thank you!!!
Date: January 17, 2024
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I had a very good...
Yuric Marquez
I had a very good experienced with Mister Transmission staff. They are very accommodating,they test drove my vehicle and checked the car without any payment at all. I highly recommmend them. They are the best! I'm fully satisfied! Cheers!
Date: January 6, 2024
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Chris was such a pleasure...
Samara Hart
Chris was such a pleasure to deal with! And I was super happy with the service! And they even inspected my vehicle for free!
Date: October 23, 2023
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Amazing company and amazing service....
Sumeet Dhoat
Amazing company and amazing service. Chris was a pleasure to deal with and is a really awesome guy. They inspected my vehicle for free and told me what the next steps were and guided me through the whole process. They did an amazing job and I highly recommend them.
Date: October 23, 2023
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Great service. Saved me thousands...
Patrick Bain
Great service. Saved me thousands of dollars that I was prepared to pay, but the guys here felt like there was a more simple fix to try first before replacing more parts. So far so good! Seems like a bunch of honest people trying to fix problems for customers.
Date: October 4, 2023
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Got us in within 2...
Cole Harasyn-O'Neill
Got us in within 2 weeks and drives very nice afterwards. Would go back!
Date: August 23, 2023
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Replaced my transmission with ease...
Russ Germain
Replaced my transmission with ease and it was incredible service.
Date: August 4, 2023
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Amazing service! Chris was excellent!
Joanna Merriman
Amazing service! Chris was excellent!
Date: June 27, 2023
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Happy to have taken my...
Nadine
Happy to have taken my car here to have the transmission fixed! The turn around time was reasonable, and the price was also fair. Also appreciated their high level of communication and clarity of what was being done.
Date: June 17, 2023
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Happy to have taken my...
Nadine
Happy to have taken my car here to have the transmission fixed! The turn around time was reasonable, and the price was also fair. Also appreciated their high level of communication and clarity of what was being done.
Date: June 17, 2023
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