How Is Transmission Repair Different From Other Automotive Repairs?

April 27, 2022 | By Mister Transmission

How Is Transmission Repair Different from Other Automotive Repairs?

Mister Transmission specializes in servicing transmissions because they’re so different from other vehicle components, but how different is transmission repair?

Transmission Repairs Are Often Complex Because Transmissions Are Complex.

There are basic repairs like replacing a flat tire or a burnt out headlight. But even something like muffler repair pales in comparison to transmission repair. Only the engine is as complex as the transmission.

In Terms Of Importance, Transmission Fluid Is Rivaled Only By Engine Oil.

Transmission fluid is used in all automatic transmissions and in some manual transmissions (other manual transmissions use a similar liquid known as “transmission oil”). This fluid lubricates and cools transmissions, similIn Terms Of Importance, Transmission Fluid Is Rivaled Only By Engine to how motor oil helps internal combustion engines. Both need to be checked, topped up, and changed periodically. An insufficient level or quality of transmission fluid can cause a number of problems.

It’s best practice to check your transmission fluid levels monthly. If your level is low, top it up. You should also check the fluid itself. Good transmission fluid is largely clear with a reddish hue. Opaque or foul-smelling transmission fluid is indicative of something wrong within your transmission. If you have to top up your fluid every month, you likely have a leak.

Re-Seal Jobs Are Fairly Common Transmission Repairs.

If you’re topping up your transmission fluid too often or if you notice patches of fluid underneath your vehicle, you need a re-seal repair. If the area of the leak can easily be spotted while the transmission remains in the vehicle, then a re-seal job is a comparatively easy and inexpensive repair. However, if the leak is hard to locate, or if the entire transmission must be re-sealed, then it has to be removed from the vehicle and this is a much more laborious, complex, and therefore expensive, process.

Transmissions Are Complicated Because They’re Not Just One Part.

Once again, the best parallel for the transmission is the engine. While your brake line and other auto parts consists of multiple components, the engine and the transmission stand apart as impressively complex pieces of machinery. A transmission is comprised of various individual parts, all of which could need to be replaced.

Friction surfaces such as bands and clutch plates need to be replaced the most often. Torque converters are also a common problem part. Anything that can be replaced with the transmission in-car is relatively simple, but again, if the transmission needs to be removed from the chassis, it’s a much bigger task. While comparatively rare, thoroughly damaged transmissions may need a complete transmission overhaul.

Come To Mister Transmission For All Your Transmission Repair Needs.

To learn more about transmission repairs, please contact us. Please also note that we have a comprehensive COVID-19 policy to keep everybody safe.

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I recently had my car’s transmission serviced at this shop and I couldn’t be happier with the experience. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly, and they took the time to explain the issue and the repair process to me. The work was completed quickly and efficiently, and my car is now running smoothly. The price was fair and I feel confident in the quality of the work done. I would highly recommend this transmission shop to anyone in need of their services.
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Black or white answers are gold in my books. Not "it may or may not be this". Anyone can plug in a scan tool and read it out loud; What separates a specialist from a regular mechanic is to have the tools to look at the data and be able to interpret it. My 2007 V6 Accord (nicknamed "Nugget") was pulling a code for a P0741 (Torque converter) shortly after another shop put a used transmission in. Their diagnosis was that the torque converter was bad, which would involve removing the transmission again after already dropping a grand in labour to install it. I wanted a second opinion before I went through the hassle of an LKQ warranty claim. Mr. T plugged in their fancy scan tool, and found a "permanent" type code that couldn't be cleared with a regular scan tool. After clearing that code, and monitoring all the values returned from the transmission (this is where their expertise comes in), they gave the nugget's transmission a clean bill of health. I was ready to drop a lot of money on a new torque converter as LKQ only covers part of the labour, and their integrity saved me that hassle... all for a diag fee? I'd do that again anyday. Thanks Brad! Hoping the nugget stays healthy for many years to come!
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