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.

 

Visit your nearest Mister Transmission location today!

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  • 15903 Stony Plain Rd. NW
  • Edmonton, AB
  • T5P 3Z7
  • 587-786-6465
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Great service, reasonable pricing. I...
Garth Tucker
Great service, reasonable pricing. I didn't feel violated after I left and that's a large compliment when it's about automotive service.
Date: January 15, 2020
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A few months ago ,...
Terry R.
A few months ago , the transmission on my Crown Vic started acting up.The tranny oil was like new , and , when it worked , it worked flawlessly , but , every once in a while it would either 'kick out' while I was driving , or , simply would not engage when I engaged 'drive' . I would then put it in second gear , it would get moving normally , then I would switch back to first gear and everything would be fine for a while . I took it to MR. T , and , the first thing Glen did was check the oil , then , he took it for a spin . Just from the drive , he could not find anything wrong . Anyway , I made an appointment and had him do a completecheck up which included an oil change .14,000 km later , no indication of trouble . Best $230.00 ever spent .
Date: November 6, 2019
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It was great service and...
Peter Beaulieu
It was great service and convenient! The entrance could use a cleaning but it's a garage.
Date: October 28, 2019
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I was really impressed by...
Jennifer Lafferty
I was really impressed by the professionalism, and I wasn't charged a cent for diagnostics. Very good and reputable company with no bs involved.
Date: October 13, 2019
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Because they tell you what...
Joe Redgwell
Because they tell you what is going on with your car or truck. They can show you what is wrong with it and show you the parts they replaced.
Date: September 30, 2019
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Very knowledgible
Matthew Dennehy
Very knowledgible
Date: August 19, 2019
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A really great experience. I...
Fred Martin
A really great experience. I brought my vehicle in for work but there was nothing wrong with it except for my failure to follow the correct procedure. He changed my transmission fluid and refused to accept any payment. I highly recommend this man for his honesty, friendless and carring.
Date: August 7, 2019
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My car had a fuel...
Jeannette Prins
My car had a fuel leak and Glen advised me (after going through great lengths to get the information) that it was covered under a hidden warranty which I was not aware of. He directed me back to the dealer so it was at no cost to me. Glen could have repaired my vehicle, however, because of his Honesty and Integrity he made it possible for me to have it repaired at no cost. I highly recommend Mr. Transmission.
Date: July 17, 2019
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I just talked to Glen...
Abood Nahi
I just talked to Glen this morning to check my car and within half hour he did everything in addition with free charge. I really appreciate your help Glen and this is the best transmission shop in Edmonton. .....very honest
Date: July 10, 2019
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Glenn was great to deal...
Ryan Siffledeen
Glenn was great to deal with, very honest, and he explained in great detail what they were doing and what my truck needed. I'm a fussy vehicle owner and I choose very carefully where I take it for service. I'd trust this shop to a high end Mercedes, BMW, Lexus etc or to my 95 Corolla and everything in between. Prices seem better than most places that quoted me in the city too!
Date: June 16, 2019
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