How Much do Transmission Repairs Cost?

February 18, 2019 | By Mister Transmission

How Much do Transmission Repairs Cost?

Transmission repairs are a bummer. We know it. Transmission repairs are typically unexpected and don’t they always seem to come at the worst possible time? The truth is, there is no convenient time for transmission problems. This is why keeping up with proper transmission maintenance and service is extremely important. But sometimes you can do everything right and still incur transmission problems. And then you might need a transmission repair. How much will that cost you?

The Transmission

The automobile is a marvelous piece of machinery that is made up of a many different components. If you have owned and driven your vehicle for a number of years, you might have had to replace your tires, your taillight, your windshield wipers, your muffler, and any number of other components. The same is true of your transmission. Not so much that you may have had to replace your transmission, but the transmission itself is made up of parts that may need to be replaced.

A lot of transmission repair has to do with replacing parts. And herein lies the key to the question of, “How much does transmission repair cost?”. It all depends on the part that needs to be replaced (assuming, for now, that replacing a part is the required transmission repair). If it is a small, accessible part, then the transmission repair should be relatively inexpensive. If the part is inaccessible, that will cost more.

Accessible vs. Inaccessible

When discussing accessible and inaccessible parts, we are referencing the location of the part in question within the transmission. Some parts can be accessed while the transmission remains within the body of the vehicle. Some parts can only be accessed when the transmission is removed from the chassis. As you can imagine, the accessible parts are easier to repair or replace. Unfortunately, not all transmissions are the same, so what might be an accessible part in one make of transmission, is inaccessible in another.

Expensive vs. Inexpensive Transmission Repairs

Replacing or repairing inaccessible parts tends to cost a bit more. But there are more expensive transmission repairs. A transmission overhaul, also known as rebuilding a transmission, requires the removal of the transmission from the vehicle and then the disassembly of the transmission. Every part is examined and, depending upon its condition, cleaned in a special solution and put back or replaced. Transmission overhauls are required in cases when the transmission is severely damaged or when the cause of the problem cannot be identified by other means.

Clearly, a transmission overhaul is a very involved process and as such, it costs quite a bit. But not all transmission repairs are as expensive. Some transmission repairs only require changing the transmission fluid and filter. Transmission fluid is integral to the transmission and it can become burnt or damaged. Servicing damaged transmission fluid for new fluid with a filter can sometimes solve all your problems. This is a relatively easy and inexpensive transmission repair.

Contact Us

Sadly, dear reader, I cannot tell you how much transmission repairs cost without knowing what the required transmission repair is. If you suspect you may your transmission is not working properly, bring your vehicle in to your local Mister Transmission for a FREE Multi-Check and Road Test to start your diagnosis. And remember: routine transmission maintenance reduces the need for transmission repair. To learn more about transmission repair, please contact us.

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My car had been sitting...
Craig H.
My car had been sitting outside all winter and when I tried to get it going in April I found the manual transmission had seized and I could only engage 1st & 2nd gears, no reverse 3, 4 or 5!! My dealer recommended a new transmission for $9K?!?! They couldn't even tell me when it would be in??!? (supply chain you know).   Mr Transmission looked at it and said "I think we can fix it" and they did. They took it apart and fixed it good as new for $1K.  $1K instead of $9K - for a savings of $8K for me!!!!  THANK YOU MR T!!!
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Debbie Cormier
We recently took our 2018 Lincoln in for a transmission check. They did a transmission diagnostic as well as an engine diagnostic and found no issues. They had the vehicle for a couple of hours, test drive and and all of that was “no charge”. We couldn’t believe it! The staff is so courteous and accommodating. We would drive the hour again to use this location!Services: Auto engine diagnostic, Transmission
Date: June 30, 2022
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They did a good job,...
Lisa Overland
They did a good job, pretty fast so far so good. Shifts good.They did break an exhaust sensor, did not mention it to me after l showed the warning light to em. Cost me anouther $200 at Midas while getti g an oil change.
Date: June 29, 2022
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Tim Ford
We dealt with Mark at Mister Transmission St Thomas for a transmission rebuild on a 16 Dodge Journey. The repairs went smoothly and in a timely manner. The client was very happy they were able to get their vehicle back the same week before the long weekend. Thank you for everything. Tim Ford, Claims Manager, Nationwide Auto Warranty.
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D. S.
My go to shop for transmission work, excellent and honest workmanship, as well as pricing. This is the only place where you get all three: 1. Best quality 2. Fast service 3. Unbeatable price. Highly recommend!!
Date: June 29, 2022
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Very nice staff and service...
Rehman Sherazi
Very nice staff and service with enough satisfaction to your questions and concerns.
Date: June 28, 2022
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Great people and service!!Service: Transmission
Robert Vieth
Great people and service!!Service: Transmission
Date: June 28, 2022
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Zaff was really good.Services: Body &...
Ze Ad
Zaff was really good.Services: Body & Trim, Oil change
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I have used this location...
D Anderson
I have used this location (Centennial Pkwy.) for transmission repair and preventative maintenance work on several occasions, with more than one vehicle over the years. Owner Steve is both courteous and knowledgeable. The work done here is honest and reliable. They are not in the business of overcharging for work that isn't required! I would highly recommend this location to anyone in need of transmission repair or service.Service: Transmission
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NatyBe Creator
Great service and honest !Fixed my problem with very little headaches!
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