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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Tony
Very professional, prompt and courteous. Would recommend to anyone who needs transmission work done.
Date: September 29, 2021
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Shannon Munday
Amazing service, will recommend to everyone!
Date: September 28, 2021
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K Janes
I had my check engine light come on right after paying over 400 dollars to repair a part on my truck in wich my truck light had previously came on from. Not only did light come on, but truck was shifting into park when I proceeded from stopping at lights or stop signs. I decided to go to mister transmission instead of taking back to dodge. Owner Ken at mister transmission hooked upto computer. After assessing,he noticed battery terminal was loose. He fixed the connection, in which fixed problem. Truck runs great. They didn't charge me a dime but I must o back and atleast buy lunch for them all. Great ,honest group of gentlemen here. I will never take my truck anywhere else but here.
Date: September 28, 2021
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Christina Ferreira
Highly recommend this location specifically. I had to bring my vehicle in to have the transmission looked at . Giorgio and his team were very professional and pleasant to do business with. They diagnosed the issue quicker than I expected and offered a few different solutions. A few days after I had my car back I received a call asking if everything was running smoothly with the repair and was asked to reach out if there was anything else they could help with in the future. This is a level of service that is not often seen , and one I have not experienced at any other location. I would highly recommend that you visit Giorgio and his team for assistance with any issues you may have with your auto . @Mr Transmission Woodchester
Date: September 27, 2021
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Suzanne DeGeer
Denise & Shawn couldn't have been more professional or considerate if they tried. The speed and efficiency was amazing but what topped it off was the friendly professionalism that we experienced through the whole process. I would HIGHLY recommend this team for your vehicle needs.
Date: September 23, 2021
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Monica Meirik
Awesome HONEST service, not like my Nissan dealership! Highly recommended. Quick service. Thanks Barry!
Date: September 23, 2021
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Road tested my car twice...
Thug Lightyear
Road tested my car twice free of charge and even stayed late a few minutes so that I could pick it up for work the next day, amazing customer service!
Date: September 21, 2021
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Had my transmission rebuilt and...
Donald DeSouza
Had my transmission rebuilt and these guys did an amazing job! The quality of work exceeded my expectations. Thanks to Gus for explaining procedures, letting me know the labour cost upfront and what to expect in terms of cost when the transmission is taken apart. I commended Mr. Transmission for this; rebuilding a transmission is costly!
Date: September 21, 2021
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Hollywood
I love this shop best one in KW. Raman and his crew are extremely thorough and honest about whatever your vehicle may need . They get it done right thank you Mr Transmission
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I love this shop best...
Hollywood
I love this shop best one in KW. Raman and his crew are extremely thorough and honest about whatever your vehicle may need . They get it done right thank you Mr Transmission
Date: September 21, 2021
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