How Can I Tell if my Transmission Needs Repairing?

By Mister Transmission

Transmission Repair

Unlike a cracked windshield or a flat tire, it’s not always readily obvious when a transmission needs repairing. The transmission is buried under the hood with the engine. This is where many of us fear to tread. Even those of us who remember what we learned in our high school auto garage class, and even those of us who enjoy learning about and repairing our vehicles, the transmission can be exceptionally complicated. How can we know when we need a transmission repair?

Transmission service

The first thing to point out is that with regular transmission service and maintenance, wondering whether or not your transmission requires a repair will not plague your existence. It won’t be much of an issue at all. Bringing in your transmission for regular service will spot any wear and tear or any other signs of potential problems before they manifest in functioning of your vehicle.

At Mister Transmission, we run a multi-check inspection as part of our basic transmission service. The multi-check inspection consists of: a fluid check, a road test, a lift inspection/diagnosis, and a pan examination. By running these tests, technicians can ascertain whether or not your transmission needs repairing and can also determine if the conditions are right for transmission problems to develop, ie: there is an unreasonable amount of wear and tear on one or more components of your transmission.

Transmission problems

An easy way of knowing whether or not your transmission needs a repair is if you’re experiencing problems. If you have transmission problems you probably need a transmission repair. How can you tell if you’re having transmission problems? Well that depends on the problem.

If you see patches or streaks of clear, reddish liquid underneath your vehicle, it would seem that you have a leak. If you’re leaking transmission fluid, a reseal job is the repair you need. This can be a quick and painless procedure, but it can also be tricky, depending on the size and location of the leak. Obviously, a total reseal job is a bigger repair.

Another common transmission problem is gears sticking or, conversely, slipping out of gear. If your car slips out of gear while you’re driving, or if you feel resistance or “sticking” when you’re trying to shift gears, you almost certainly have a transmission problem that needs repairing. Just what form this transmission repair will take depends on what exactly is causing the problem, which could be a number of things. If yours is a computerized transmission, then technicians can run a computerized diagnostic program in which they can communicate with your vehicle’s onboard computer in order to discover the location and nature of the problem.

Transmission repair

Let’s face it, if you’re wondering if your transmission needs to be repaired, then it probably does. There’s no sense in waiting and letting any potential problems grow and grow. Bring it in today and the technicians at Mister Transmission will check it out for you and tell you what, if anything, needs to be repaired. 

Get in touch

If you are wondering if your transmission might need a repair, it would be best to contact us today. We’d be happy to hear from you and figure out what’s going on with your transmission.

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Customer Reviews
After a catastrophic failure of...
David Thompson
After a catastrophic failure of the CVT in my 2013 Subaru Outback I was glad to find such Professionals. Chris, Janna and the Technicians went above and beyond to get my vehicle back in service. Due to Covid-19 restrictions I had to send the Outback to Moncton on a flat deck. All the time it was there I was kept up to date on their every move and diagnoses. From the first Phone Call until I picked it up there was no doubt "This was the right place". Thanks again Mister Transmission !!!
Date: April 19, 2021
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Very profesional and effortable pricing
Sheri Clifford
Very profesional and effortable pricing
Date: April 19, 2021
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Andrew was fantastic and provided...
Henry Martin
Andrew was fantastic and provided great insight on the actual issues with my vehicle. He was very informative and educated on what needs to be done on my vehicle. I highly recommend Andrew and Mister Transmission!!
Date: April 19, 2021
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Stafford was very polite and...
Marco Allen
Stafford was very polite and professional through our exchange, the service we received was outstanding, the car has never run better.10/10
Date: April 19, 2021
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Stafford and Crew were completely...
Richard Kelly
Stafford and Crew were completely professional during my repair. Calling regularly with updates. Work completed on time and at the initial quoted rate.Strongly recommend Mr. Transmission.
Date: April 18, 2021
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These days, among all the...
Tony D
These days, among all the horror stories you hear about auto shops who either don't know what they're doing or flat out make things worse (and charge mightily either way), it's easy to overlook the real gems who deliver over and above. This shop came highly recommended to me by my son's auto shop class teacher - this on top of the numerous and overall excellent Google reviews. I had transmission shifting problems with an old Dodge pickup truck with which they were initially unfamiliar, and not only did they take on the challenge, research possible causes, and effect what appeared to be logical repairs (at a *very* reasonable price, I might add), when those repairs turned out not to be the root cause of the problem they took it upon themselves to further track down and fix the problem without additional charge (drawing upon their networks of other contacts in the industry to do so). All in a timely manner, keeping well-appraised of their progress every step of the way. As a small business owner myself, I can say that you simply can not expect better service than this. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Although this is my first experience with them, I will not go anywhere else in the future for transmission work on any vehicle I own.
Date: April 17, 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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Mister Transmission saved us! We...
Natasha Mohammed
Mister Transmission saved us! We had a sudden car issue and were taken care of by Raman. He quickly let us know how to get our vehicle to the shop and was very transparent about the process. He was up front with all costs beforehand and was very responsive, putting us immediately at ease. The fix was completed quickly and even before the estimated time given! We were super pleased with his professionalism, knowledge and workmanship. Car issues suck, but this was an excellent, pain free, no hassle, process. Highly recommend!Thank you Raman & Mister Transmission team!
Date: April 16, 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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Paul was the gentleman who...
Michael James
Paul was the gentleman who was taking care of my appointment. He was very informative with the issues I was having with my transmission. He was honest in giving his opinion on what course of repair I should use to fix my issue. His customer service and personability were exemplar. The repair was done in a timely manner and he even did some cleaning of the engine bay of my car without mentioning it. For any transmission or drive system repairs I wouldn't recommend any shop other than this one.
Date: April 15, 2021
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