Transmission Repair & Service Beechville, Nova Scotia

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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Customer Reviews
You don't want to have...
Dan Callis
You don't want to have to go to a transmission shop but if you do, you want to go to this one in Beechville. The transmission light on my dash came on and these good people ran a diagnostic, explained what was going on and sent me on my way, all at no charge. They also recommended where to take my VW Jetta for a good tune up. This is the kind of place you don't forget. Thank you!
Date: May 30, 2024
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Excellent experience. Jason is the...
Phil Wall
Excellent experience. Jason is the frontman. Super professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Great service.
Date: May 10, 2024
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Great group of guys! I...
Kysha States
Great group of guys! I appreciate your honesty and how quickly you got my car taken care of 🏽 Definitely recommend👌🏽
Date: May 8, 2024
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Awesome staff and service! They...
Nicole King
Awesome staff and service! They couldn't fix my vehicle because it was not the transmission (my mechanic said it was transmission issues that's why I went to see them), they did give me a ball park on prices for the parts that do need to be replaced though. They put my mind at ease during a stressful situation. They were also very good at explaining to someone that knows nothing about cars what the issue was and what needed to be done. Thank you to the man at the front desk and the mechanic (gentleman with hazel eyes) that looked at my car, you guys rock!
Date: April 30, 2024
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Nina
I cannot thank Jason and the mister transmission team enough for the transmission work they did on my vehicle, after a lot of running around between different shops trying to get answers and get work done on my vehicle Jason and his team took on my vehicle without a hiccup. The process was at smooth as it gets, parts were easily accessible for my vehicle, they had it on Monday and it was done Tuesday just like he said it would be. He was communicative throughout the process, there were no hidden surprises. As soon as I drove my vehicle off the lot I could feel the difference- it was driving the way I knew it should be ! I couldn’t be happier. I am incredibly grateful and appreciative of their time and work. Highly recommend this team and location to anyone needing work done.
Date: April 16, 2024
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I cannot thank Jason and...
Nina
I cannot thank Jason and the mister transmission team enough for the transmission work they did on my vehicle, after a lot of running around between different shops trying to get answers and get work done on my vehicle Jason and his team took on my vehicle without a hiccup. The process was at smooth as it gets, parts were easily accessible for my vehicle, they had it on Monday and it was done Tuesday just like he said it would be. He was communicative throughout the process, there were no hidden surprises. As soon as I drove my vehicle off the lot I could feel the difference- it was driving the way I knew it should be ! I couldn’t be happier. I am incredibly grateful and appreciative of their time and work. Highly recommend this team and location to anyone needing work done.
Date: April 16, 2024
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Good experience. Very humble staff
Kuldeep Official
Good experience. Very humble staff
Date: March 23, 2024
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STYLN636
Great people make great businesses and Mr Transmission here in Halifax is top shelf!! Jason and the rest of the crew there made my transmission replacement as painless as possible...which is a credit to them as my extended warranty company did NOT make it easy for them and me by extension. Kudos...I've found my new go to shop!! Thx again guys!
Date: February 26, 2024
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Great people make great businesses...
STYLN636
Great people make great businesses and Mr Transmission here in Halifax is top shelf!! Jason and the rest of the crew there made my transmission replacement as painless as possible...which is a credit to them as my extended warranty company did NOT make it easy for them and me by extension. Kudos...I've found my new go to shop!! Thx again guys!
Date: February 26, 2024
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Very helpful and great service...
Justin Joy
Very helpful and great service highly recommended
Date: February 2, 2024
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