Everything You Need To Know About Transmission Overhauls

May 2, 2023 | By Mister Transmission

Everything You Need To Know About Transmission Overhauls

Learn about the transmission overhaul, discover what this transmission service entails, and find out when you might need an overhaul for your vehicle.

What’s A Transmission Overhaul?

A transmission overhaul is a type of repair. It’s a major transmission repair. Like many transmission repairs, it’s essentially a replacement. If something doesn’t work, then a technician will replace it when conducting an overhaul. This is true of individual parts within the transmission and it can be true about the entire transmission itself.

When Do You Need A Transmission Overhaul?

A transmission overhaul is a major transmission repair, so it’s only necessary in select instances. The majority of transmission repairs are relatively minor. They involve flushing out old transmission fluid, replacing clutches or solenoid packs, or making minor adjustments. But these services can’t solve every transmission problem.

There are two reasons you might need a transmission overhaul. These are:

Your Transmission Is Completely Broken

If your transmission has suffered a catastrophic failure, you may need a transmission overhaul. This could be because of massive overheating, a collision, or if you’ve left your transmission fluid or oil in long enough that it’s cycled so much particulate matter through your transmission to severely damage it. If your transmission is essentially unworkable, you’ll have to replace it or overhaul it.

Your Transmission Has A Mystery Problem

Even with expertise, skill, and technological diagnostics, some transmission problems remain stubbornly mysterious. If technicians cannot figure out the cause of your transmission problem, they’ll have to take it apart. This requires the removal of the transmission from the chassis and a great deal of labour.

What Does A Transmission Overhaul Involve?

Let’s say a transmission tech has said you need an overhaul. What then? Well, you can either replace the transmission whole hog, or have them rebuild it piece by piece. The former option might sound quicker, and it usually is.

However, we at Mister Transmission usually recommend against this. The “new” transmission you can replace your old one with is usually an aftermarket, rebuilt transmission. These transmissions have unknown provenances. They could present you with a whole host of other problems.

By rebuilding your transmission, we can ensure that every single part works properly. We’ll clean all the parts that are still functional and we’ll replace the ones that aren’t. We’ll also replace all bands and parts with friction surfaces. This gives us a better chance of understanding what went wrong, and it ensures the rebuild transmission is problem-free.

Come To Mister Transmission If You Need A Transmission Overhaul.

At Mister Transmission, we are transmission experts. If you suspect there’s an issue with your manual transmission, we can assess and repair it. Please contact us today to schedule an overhaul, maintenance service, or repair.

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