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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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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Craiglan Gushmore
This is the best shop around. Highly knowledgeable and professional technicians. They are specialists with transmissions but also fix everything that I had wrong with my vehicles. Provide effective and efficient maintenance services as well. Highly recommend taking your vehicle here. Honest and reasonable pricing.
Date: September 12, 2023
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Devon Parsons
So happy I decided to take my vehicle here. Very professional and knowledgeable. Whatever magic they do is beyond me, but they know transmissions. If I ever have transmission issues in the future with other vehicles, I will be back. Highly recommended!
Date: August 31, 2023
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Bruce Mansour
GREAT guys great service :)
Date: August 21, 2023
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Matt Moore
Great shop, great team of mechanics and fair pricing. I definitely will return
Date: July 29, 2023
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fast, reliable and good explanations
Matthias Peter
fast, reliable and good explanations
Date: July 28, 2023
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Nilakshe J
Oh they are the best! I would highly recommend.
Date: July 10, 2023
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Jeff Mills
Had some minor setbacks with getting my car repaired however the shop was persistence and accommodating to get it complete as soon as they could. The staff at this location are honest, knowledgeable, friendly and very understanding. A huge thank you to the team at the Halifax Mister Transmission!
Date: July 8, 2023
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Our car was making some...
Terry Chaput
Our car was making some bad crunching sounds when moving. The team at Mr. Transmission had the issue identified, turns out 4wheel drive box was toast, within an hour of dropping off the vehicle and had the car repaired before end of day. Car is now working great and I would highly recommend this location for service.
Date: June 19, 2023
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Bruce Beeler
Jason is the best customer service agent I have ever dealt with in my life. Vast knowledge of cars and very pleasant to deal with.
Date: May 21, 2023
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Jason and Brad were great,...
Akash Purohit
Jason and Brad were great, and provided me with the updates every time I called to inquire about my car. I know they were working had to rebuild/repair my transmission and the staff was short handed, but overall so far the car is great the service was great. Other than the time frame being far to long it was a pleasant experience with the staff.
Date: May 21, 2023
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