What is Ford Manual Transmissions?

A Manual transmission (AKA stick-shift, manual gearbox or a standard transmission) is a type of transmission in which the driver is responsible for shifting gears by using the clutch and gas pedals.

The ‘gearbox’ is the second stage in the transmission system, after the clutch. It is usually bolted to the rear of the engine, with the clutch between them.

Most cars today with manual transmissions have five or six different forward gear ratios, however manual transmissions can have anywhere from three to seven gears, depending on the year the vehicle was made. 

What are the common problems?

Manual transmission problems can develop due to high mileage, abuse, or lack of proper maintenance. Most manual transmission issues originate not with the transmission itself, but from related components like the clutch assembly, linkage, or driveline.

A few signs that could indicate a worn-out manual transmission are:

  • Strange sounds such as whirring, squealing or
  • Grinding or slipping gears
  • Difficult to put in/out of gear with the gear stick shift
  • Leaking transmission fluid
  • Burning smell when driving

How to Diagnose Transmission Problems?

Like all technology, the types of transmissions used in modern transmission have changed tremendously over the years. Today’s vehicles come equipped with complex computer systems, and our facilities have the newest diagnostic technology that can communicate with your automobile’s computer systems to determine your specific transmission problems

The first step in determining your transmission problems consists of a technician connecting the diagnostic equipment to your vehicle’s on-board computer. This will produce a code stating where the problem lies. Following this, the vehicle should be taken for a test drive so that our technicians can monitor the transmission’s behaviour in real-time. While more comprehensive and hands-on evaluations might still be necessary, today’s diagnostic technology is an integral tool in determining the best starting point for further investigations. Often time the repair that you need can be relatively minor, which is why diagnosing your problem correctly is key in keeping your repair costs as minimal as possible.

How Mister Transmission Can Help?

At Mister Transmission, we are experts when it comes to Ford service, repair and maintenance. With over 55 years of experience, our technicians complete some of the most advanced training available and are confident working on any Ford model you own.Just like other parts of your car that need servicing, the transmission requires preventative maintenance to increase its longevity and to avoid transmission problems in the future.

If you suspect your Ford’s transmission isn’t performing properly, or if you have any questions about preventative transmission maintenance, contact Mister Transmission. Take advantage of our FREE Road Test and Multi Check  and avoid the cost and aggravation associated with a failing transmission.

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Albert Wilton
Good and friendly and reliable people and they work hard to get your vehicle doneService: Transmission
Date: July 25, 2021
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Christy McMurray
Thank you, Mister Transmission! After taking my vehicle to the dealership where I bought it, and paying $150 for them to tell me what I already told them was wrong, the Dealer gave me a quote of $6,500 to replace my 9 year old transmission with a factory rebuilt one, because it couldn't be fixed or rebuilt by them. Thankfully I called Mister Transmission and Chris knew exactly what the issue was, how to fix it, and it only cost me $385 for everything and it was fixed in a day. I am so grateful that Chris and Dawn run an honest operation and provide genuinely great service. Thanks again!
Date: July 25, 2021
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Sarah MacArthur
Cambridge Mister Transmission was awesome. We ended up having a small issue but they still took the time to show me where on my vehicle the problems were and fully explain the possible issues. They were prompt in getting back to me the following day and I had my vehicle back in no time. Chris and Nick were amazing and the office is so clean and pleasant. Great customer service!
Date: July 24, 2021
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John Neven
Great service , friendly and very knowledgeable.Excellent work
Date: July 23, 2021
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Chris Elmquist
Mazda 3 AT light came on one with some bad noises and clunking. Dealer said need a new transmission for only $4400. Took it to this and a quick check they determined it needed new TCM which is very common on the mazdas. They took care of it and even did a bunch of extra work fixing a wiring harness all for the cost of the TCM . cannot say enough about how we were treated by Chris and Dawn. Would recommend them. FIRST CLASS!!!!!
Date: July 23, 2021
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Ely Bolivar
Workers are very nice and explain thing clearly. Also they have an option to finance your repairs.
Date: July 22, 2021
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Colleen H
They assessed the problem quickly, quoted a good price, provided fast service, in a no-pressure, friendly manner. I've been telling everybodyService: Transmission
Date: July 20, 2021
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I took my differentials down...
Kieran Massicotte
I took my differentials down to get rebuilt and Steve was very professional and the total was 200 bucks cheaper than the quoted price and there was a few things during the whole process that didn’t go as planned as I had brought all the bearings parts and some bearings were the wrong ones and I had brought 4.88s to put in end they would not work and before continuing with anything Steve would call and double check to let you know what needs to be done and get the ok from me first before they would continue overall amazing place Steve and the guys were awesome and the work was done perfect and the diffs have never been more smooth highly recommend.
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Eduardo Vieira
Excellent customer service.Service: Transmission
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Roman Danko
Thank you Kyle and the Mr. Transmission team for very professional and friendly customer service and repair. I definitelly recommend their services.Service: Transmission
Date: July 19, 2021
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