How Easily Can Transmissions be Repaired?

By Mister Transmission

If the tire on your wheel becomes punctured, you can replace it. If your battery runs out of power, you can replace it. If one of your headlights burns out, you can replace it. But if your transmission breaks…then what?

Whether or not you are able to replace any of the above items yourself, you probably have a pretty good idea of what’s involved. And while any of these breakages would be unwelcome obstacles in your day, they’re all remedied relatively easily. But with transmissions? While it is possible to completely replace and overhaul a transmission, it is not a simple nor an easy process. But are all transmission repairs so complex?

Transmissions

The transmission is one of the most complicated, intricate, and sophisticated components of your automobile. This is true for a number of reasons. For starters, the transmission is not just one thing but rather a collection of parts working in synchronicity with one another to make your vehicle operate. And with multiple components come multiple points of potential problems, all of which require different types of repair, which themselves vary in complexity and difficulty. If your right tail light doesn’t work, you know what to replace. If your transmission is acting up, it’s not so simple.

Furthermore, transmissions have become increasingly complex over the years. A lot of this is due to the increased computerization of transmissions. This process has made transmissions more efficient and more in-touch with the vehicle. However, it has also increased the number of things that can go wrong. And it’s not like this is something you can solve by sliding under the car in your garage with a monkey wrench. You’ll need special computer technology for these repairs.

Transmission repair

The truth is that many transmission repairs are minor affairs that can be done without removing the transmission from the body of the vehicle. This is more or less the threshold in determining the ease of a transmission repair. Though perhaps “ease” is not the right word. If a transmission can be repaired without being removed from the body of the vehicle, then an experienced and skilled technician with the right equipment can do the repair without too much trouble.

For computer controlled transmissions, the first step in transmission repair is usually to connect computerized diagnostic equipment with the vehicle’s onboard computer. Running these diagnostics will often pinpoint the problem, whether is a faulty sensor or defective solenoid pack. If the problem lies in an accessible part –that is, a part that can be accessed with the transmission remaining in the body of the vehicle– then the repair can be done relatively swiftly by replacing said part.

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Sometimes transmissions incur problems that require much more involved and complicated repairs. A reseal job can be easy enough if there is a clear, solitary leak. But total reseal jobs are quite a bit trickier. And we haven’t even mentioned repairs that require complete overhauls, in which technicians remove the transmission, disassemble it, and look for the problem. In such a case, the transmission repair is far from easy.

All of this is to say that transmission repairs vary greatly depending on what is required. If you have questions about a repair you think your transmission may need, please contact us today.

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Amanda Cummings
Very happy with the work done by Kyle and his team. They took great care of my Dodge Journey - did a necessary overhaul of its transmission, stayed true to the quote provided, and had it ready when they said it would be. Glad to have it back again, and will highly recommend this business to others.
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I’ve got my Honda Transmission serviced at Mister Transmission Waterloo. The team was professional, knowledgeable and efficient. Price was reasonable and highly recommend these guys for your transmission repairs.
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KING
Went there last Friday with my wife's Saturn Outlook. Brian was the technician that I spoke to. Brian was very honest and told me that I don't need to spend money for a transmission, he has made a few suggestions to me on the issue. Just want to say thank you Brian and the rest of your team for being honest tradesmen. Keep up the good work.
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Went there last Friday with...
KING
Went there last Friday with my wife's Saturn Outlook. Brian was the technician that I spoke to. Brian was very honest and told me that I don't need to spend money for a transmission, he has made a few suggestions to me on the issue. Just want to say thank you Brian and the rest of your team for being honest tradesmen. Keep up the good work.
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