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
Always a pleasure visiting Matt....
Paul Sitarski
Always a pleasure visiting Matt. Great service and price 👍
Date: February 27, 2024
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Josh Whitbourn
The staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with any of my questions and made a very frustrating situation much easier to deal with!
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I M
I wish I could rate more than 5 stars. Ken's expertise is truly exceptional. My Toyota Venza encountered a transmission issue, but Ken swiftly resolved it with remarkable efficiency. His patience and professionalism were evident throughout the process. I wholeheartedly endorse this establishment. Thank you, Ken, for your outstanding service.
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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!
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Bianca Marinho
Highly impressed with the service at Mr Transmission! The staff was transparent and knowledgeable, providing regular updates throughout the service process. Their fair pricing and flexible payment options make them a standout choice for car maintenance. I highly recommend their services!
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Awesome place owner was fantastic I would give this shop all my business so honest and helpful
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Ashleigh at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. The quality of the work performed by the staff was outstanding. I am very pleased with the service that I have received
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