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
Wow! These guys got me...
Jim Maloney
Wow! These guys got me in right away, and fixed the problem very quickly, knowing that we had to be back on the road for the next day! And very reasonable price too!! Thank you guys for being so quick and helpful!! Definitely going to recommend!😁
Date: June 16, 2024
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Very happy with the work...
Jamil Haydari
Very happy with the work they done in my Cargo van thank you
Date: June 15, 2024
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Denise and Shawn were an...
Chris
Denise and Shawn were an absolute pleasure to deal with. The price, and turn around time was incredible. My truck was towed to this location on a Thursday afternoon and the transmission was replaced and finished by Friday 2pm. They checked all my fluids, etc. After dealing with a complete nightmare with the GM dealership and one of the worst weeks of my life. Denise honestly helped us out a ton and I couldnt be more appreciative. If I could give them 10 stars I would. Highly recommend!
Date: June 14, 2024
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Great service, staff was incredibly...
Steve Corlett
Great service, staff was incredibly knowledgeable and easy to deal with helped me out of a bad jam and went out of their way to drive me where o needed to get to when the transmission went in my f150. Would highly recommend! Great people
Date: June 14, 2024
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Jesse Ashkewe
My go to auto shop in Orillia. Very knowledgeable, respectable, and gets my truck fixed really quick and for a great price. I highly recommend!
Date: June 14, 2024
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Helpful and great job...
Eshant Arora
Helpful and great job...
Date: June 14, 2024
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Denise and Shawn were an...
Chris
Denise and Shawn were an absolute pleasure to deal with. The price, and turn around time was incredible. My truck was towed to this location on a Thursday afternoon and the transmission was replaced and finished by Friday 2pm. They checked all my fluids, etc. After dealing with a complete nightmare with the GM dealership and one of the worst weeks of my life. Denise honestly helped us out a ton and I couldnt be more appreciative. If I could give them 10 stars I would. Highly recommend!
Date: June 14, 2024
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Steve impressed me with his...
Patrick Murray
Steve impressed me with his honesty and I would definitely recommend him for transmission repairs.
Date: June 13, 2024
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We had a true emergency...
Eli-Kristin Ward
We had a true emergency and this shop saved our home and livelihood, literally. The car is also in an excellent mood after the visit!
Date: June 13, 2024
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Dave and his team went...
David Lowe
Dave and his team went way above the call of duty and helped us solve a complex problem in an old Volvo. They have been beyond fair, open and honest and competent. Amazing team.
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