Transmission Repair & Service Guelph, Ontario

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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  • 15903 Stony Plain Rd. NW
  • Edmonton, AB
  • T5P 3Z7
  • 587-786-6465
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Cathy Watkins
Corey Mister Transmission in Guelph . My father-in-laws check - engine light came on late Wednesday morning. My father-in-law was concerned so called Corey. He said bring it over after lunch . Cheerfully met my father-in-law at the door .Went out to vehicle and fixed it . Within 15 minutes my father-in-law was happily on his way home . And no charge . Thank you very much Mister Transmission Corey .
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When my car was at its worst, they were at their best. Too cheesy? Whatever. They repaired my vehicle in exchange for currency. The exchange was pleasant.
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Friendly and helpful service.
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Chris Bisson
The people at this Mr. Transmission garage are top notch. They've always treated us fairly, always taken great care of our trucks and cars for us, and always give us a heads-up when things aren't what they appeared on the surface. Sometimes that means it costs less, and sometimes more than originally expected - but that's rare. They're typically right on with their originally assessments. The company is also a big supporter of the community. They aren't part of the faceless corporate donations - they're involved in local charities that help people right here, in Wellington County and Guelph. Lastly, I like the fact that their mechanics know many of their customers by first name. It gives a personal touch that you don't see everywhere. Highly recommended.
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Martin Featherston
Really friendly people and fair prices. Fast too.
Date: June 7, 2019
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My 2013 Hyundai Veloster had...
CHRISTOPHER Green
My 2013 Hyundai Veloster had transmission problems. So I made a emergency stop into Mister Transmission Guelph. Cory immediately went for a test ride, then he ran some other test at the shop and found the problem being with the Dual Clutch slipping. He would need to remove the Dual Clutch assembly to determine the extent of the repair. He jumped on it ASAP and unfortunately discovered that other major parts were damaged. He sourced all of his suppliers to get me the best price, but all had told him that he would have to order them from Hyundai, being no aftermarket parts available. Cory was surprised how expensive the parts were from Hyundai. He was able to locate a Hyundai Veloster slightly used complete transmission with a warranty coverage and at a substantial cost savings in comparison to the Hyundai purchased parts. He got the transmission, installed and tested it...all done in a couple of days at a significant cost savings and back on the road for the weekend. Thanks Again! Cory and the Guys. I would "STRONGLY RECOMMEND - 5 PLUS STARS" Mister Transmission GUELPH (CORY and The Team) Chris Green
Date: June 1, 2019
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Great service and very knowledgeable
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Great service and very knowledgeable
Date: March 21, 2019
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Russel Turcotte
My hanger bearing went in my 2010 ford f150 which is the first year where hanger bearings are not sold sepereate from the drive shaft that you need to replace the entire driveshaft so having to pay $1300 for the driveshaft at ford just to replace a $70 part was pretty upsetting let alone breaking down just a matter of days before christmas and needed the vehicle to travel for the holidays. I explained everything to Cory at mister transmission and he was on the ball i brought it in wednesday night and had it back thursday. They serviced my transmission and fixed an issue with sweating spots from my transmission. They went above and beyond and with remarkable timing. I highly recommend Mister Transmission to everyone. They have also overhauled my bosses transmission in his truck in a matter of 2 days and had it back on the road. They dont waste time. You wont find anyone as trustworthy and honest as these people. Id give them 6 stars if i could. Excellent job to the Mister Transmission team here in Guelph.
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