CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) Service & Repair Halifax, Nova Scotia


A traditional automatic transmission uses a complex series of gears to transfer the engine’s power to the wheels. A CVT is a type of automatic transmission, but it has no gears at all. Instead, it uses a pulley and belt system to provide an unlimited range of gear ratios. Popular auto makers, such as Nissan, Toyota, Subaru, Chrysler and Honda, are introducing CVT’s to their model lineups to offer customers an option with improved acceleration and enhanced fuel economy.

CVT Common Problems

CVT’s are still relatively new to the market and can be very difficult and complicated to diagnose and repair. While CVT’s have fewer moving parts and are simpler in design, it is new technology and our technicians have completed extensive training specific to CVT’s and are well qualified to work with your vehicle.

Come common problems to look out for with your CVT include:

  • Transmission ‘jerking’, slipping, grinding or jumping during acceleration when the car is shifting gears
  • Noisy while driving – some customers have issues with a ‘whining’, ‘clanging’ or ‘rattling’ sound while driving especially with Nissan CVT’s
  • Contaminated or low transmission fluid
  • Overheating
  • Check Engine Light On
  • Gears changing at high RPM

My vehicle is showing at least one of these signs, what should I do?

If you suspect your CVT transmission is not performing as it should be, bring it in to your local Mister Transmission. We always start with our FREE Road Test and Multi Check Inspection to identify any problems with your transmission and provide you with different repair options. The key to minimizing repair costs is to get them checked as soon as you notice them, and you most likely only need a minor repair or service.

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Transmission Repair

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.

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At Mister Transmission we have access to leading-edge diagnostic equipment, enabling us to offer you the fastest and most accurate findings about what’s going on inside your vehicle’s transmission.

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Just as you have other parts of your car serviced, your transmission needs maintenance to ensure a long life and avoid transmission problems.

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Customer Reviews
When my powertrain warranty ran...
Matthew Corbett
When my powertrain warranty ran up and I started having transmission problems the dealer wanted $7000 to install a new one. After taking it to the team at Mister Transmission they were able to diagnose my issue and repair it with upgraded aftermarket parts for $1600! They explained everything to me and kept me informed through the entire process. True professionals, highly recommend.
Date: April 27, 2021
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Broken transmission cable, I was...
Daniel Brooks
Broken transmission cable, I was in a real bind, had to drive back to Ontario for urgent medical appointment - the owner went out of his way to accommodate me, the service was fast, I was kept up to date, the work was done thoroughly - couldn't be happier. Thank you Brad.
Date: April 22, 2021
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They brought our Honda back...
Daniel Connolly
They brought our Honda back to life within hours for the best price in town! Awesome service, excellent staff!
Date: April 17, 2021
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The owner went above and...
Lillian Mason
The owner went above and beyond to fix my car. So much so he called one of his employees back after they were closed to check another issue for me that was unrelated to my original issue. Amazing is all I can say
Date: April 16, 2021
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5 years and 150000kms later,...
Alex Lindsay
5 years and 150000kms later, rebuilt transmission in my 04 gmc sierra is still going strong.
Date: April 1, 2021
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Amazing staff who are so...
Jaden Levesque
Amazing staff who are so kind. My clutch broke so I had to have it replaced. I'd never been here before so wasn't sure what to expect but they were friendly and totally fair pricing (I called a few places to compare) and were honest about how long it would take..etc. Definitely will be back! 😊
Date: March 13, 2021
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Fast friendly and reliable service.
Joe Macdow
Fast friendly and reliable service.
Date: February 22, 2021
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Transmission failed in the middle...
Transmission failed in the middle of the night at the end of a long trip. Called the Halifax shop the next morning; was able to get a diagnosis appt right away. Required a rebuild, was kept informed of progress and repair estimate update the whole way. Total repair price was within $100 of estimate. Super friendly communication and service!
Date: February 9, 2021
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Excellent, Professional shop.Had clutch, and...
Mark MacDonald
Excellent, Professional shop.Had clutch, and slave cylinder changed on Hyundai in December.Took time to explain repairs and options.Ordered parts, booked appointment for a few days later. They did the entire job in 1 day. This also included a suspension repair that was unexpected. Still finished on time and as quoted for both repairs!Professional Technicians! Professional Manager!Very impressed. Wish I could rate 6 Stars!The only place for transmission service is Mr Transmission!!!
Date: February 4, 2021
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I am Confident that I...
Peter Orser
I am Confident that I will get quality work done here and I completely trust the Halifax location. I only had preventative maintenance fluid changes done this time but they have done Transmission work on a previous vehicle.
Date: January 28, 2021
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