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Transmission Repair & Service Kitchener, Ontario

Pinpointing the exact cause of any transmission problem takes skill, knowledge, and investigation

The evolution of transmissions has made these machines and systems increasingly complex. When transmission repairs are required, determining the cause and cure for what ails can be tricky. Why? Because transmissions have become remarkably complex and computerized and that presents both advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, transmission performance has become noticeably better in all vehicle makes and models. On the other, the increased complexity and digitization of transmission systems has made repair work a highly technical and complicated affair.


As you can imagine, there are different types of transmission repair jobs and options you can choose from depending on the nature of your vehicle’s breakdown. Understanding what those options are can help you make informed decisions when faced with a choice of transmission repairs to weigh.

A Repair for Every Type of Transmission Malfunction

Some transmission repair work is straightforward and mechanical in nature. Other times, it’s a combination of mechanical and electronic engineering that’s required to get your car back on the road. The most common types of repair work include:

  • Adjustments and in-car repairs. Most minor repairs are simple matters that are done without removing the transmission from the vehicle. If yours is a computer-controlled transmission that is not shifting properly, it is often the result of a computer sending incorrect signals due to a faulty sensor, or the transmission is not reacting to the command because of a bad connection or defective solenoid pack. If a non-computer controlled transmission is shifting too early or too late, it may require an adjustment to the throttle cable. If the vehicle has a vacuum modulator instead of a throttle cable, there is an adjustment that can be made using an adjustment screw in some designs. In vehicles with modulators, however, it is important to ensure there are no vacuum leaks and that the engine is running at peak efficiency.
  • Reseal jobs. A transmission is re-sealed to repair external transmission fluid leaks. If you see spots of red oil on the ground under the car, your transmission may need a re-seal job. To check a transmission for leaks, a technician will put the vehicle on a lift and examine the unit for signs of oil leaks. If a leak is spotted at any of the external seals or gaskets and the transmission otherwise performs well, the technician will most likely recommend that the transmission be re-sealed. Most of the external seals can be replaced while the transmission is still in the car but, if the front seal must be replaced, the transmission must first be removed from the vehicle to gain access to it.
  • Replacing accessible parts. There are a number of parts that are accessible without requiring the removal of the complete transmission. The parts that are accessible, however, vary from transmission to transmission and most transmission repair facilities would hesitate to provide meaningful warranties on external repairs for the simple reason that they cannot see if there are any additional internal problems in the components that are only accessible by transmission removal.
  • Complete overhauls. Also known as “rebuilding a transmission”, a complete overhaul involves the removal and disassembly of the transmission in its entirety. Every part is inspected for wear and damage, then cleaned in a special cleaning solution, or replaced with another part depending on its condition. Parts that have friction surfaces, such as bands and clutches are replaced as are all seals and gaskets. The torque converter is also replaced, usually with a remanufactured one. Technical service bulletins are checked to see if the auto manufacturer recommends any modifications to correct design defects that were discovered after the transmission was built. Automobile manufacturers often make upgrade kits available to transmission shops to resolve these design defects.

Replacing or Overhauling a Transmission

When a transmission requires an overhaul, there are two options that you may have. The first is to remove your existing transmission and overhaul it, then put the rebuilt unit back in your car. The second option is to replace your existing unit with another unit that has already been rebuilt or remanufactured.

A word to the wise: replacing your transmission with a used one may not be your best option. Used transmissions often have questionable histories that could create a whole new set of challenges. New transmissions, meanwhile, are mostly aftermarket transmissions billed as new but are in fact rebuilt transmissions with new parts.

The cost of the repair is always top-of-mind and understandably so. Transmission repairs are usually unexpected (and unwelcome). The cost varies depending on the outcome of our diagnostic testing, and we will help you to understand the various factors that come into play. We also offer our customers flexible payment options.

Whichever route you choose, you can trust our transmission experts to get you and your car back on the road.

Visit Mister Transmission for an assessment on what transmission repairs you may need. Contact the Mister Transmission service centre nearest to you.

 

Visit your nearest Mister Transmission location today!

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  • 15903 Stony Plain Rd. NW
  • Edmonton, AB
  • T5P 3Z7
  • 587-786-6465
Featured Services
Transmission Repair

The evolution of transmissions has made these machines and systems increasingly complex. When transmission repairs are required, determining the cause and cure for what ails can be tricky.

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Transmission Technology

At Mister Transmission we have access to leading-edge diagnostic equipment, enabling us to offer you the fastest and most accurate findings about what’s going on inside your vehicle’s transmission.

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Transmission Maintenance & Service

Just as you have other parts of your car serviced, your transmission needs maintenance to ensure a long life and avoid transmission problems.

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Customer Reviews
Raman has been my go...
Alan Moir
Raman has been my go to guy a number of times now. Has helped me out / and squeezed us in to keep both my personal and business vehicles on the road. Has provided different scenarios for repair based on age / longevity of the vehicle which is greatly appreciated . HIGHLY recommend ..
Date: January 20, 2022
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My transmission was shifting hard...
Dwayne Connors
My transmission was shifting hard in one gear , took it in , they plugged it up to the computer and changed some codes , within 15 minutes told me to try that and have a good day , no charge !
Date: January 19, 2022
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Recommend this place. Awesome work!...
Tvisha Shah
Recommend this place. Awesome work! Honest and reasonable rates.
Date: December 7, 2021
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This has been my go-to...
David Bajic
This has been my go-to place for the last 4 years and everytime I leave I am happy with the work that is done. The guys in the shop are very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and honest when it comes to vehicle repairs. Rumen has always made sure to communicate any updates to me and has always gave me a great price. Would highly recommend!
Date: December 3, 2021
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Best experience! They were so...
Emilie Tremblay
Best experience! They were so helpful with all my questions and concerns I’ve been having with my transmission and having to deal with the dealership.
Date: November 30, 2021
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Great place to get all...
Alex Colenutt
Great place to get all your car needs met!George and Keith there helped me buy my car 5 years ago and have helped maintain it ever since. Runs like a dream!
Date: November 19, 2021
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George is the best mechanic...
Kinsey Winger
George is the best mechanic I've ever worked with. He is honest, reliable, and offers speedy service. He goes above and beyond to ensure my car is always in the best working order. Highly recommend his services to everyone.
Date: November 13, 2021
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Very helpful shop very good...
Will O'Neill
Very helpful shop very good prices on labour very knowledgeable will always point you in the right direction
Date: November 11, 2021
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I love this shop best...
Hollywood
I love this shop best one in KW. Raman and his crew are extremely thorough and honest about whatever your vehicle may need . They get it done right thank you Mr Transmission
Date: September 21, 2021
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I love this shop best...
Hollywood
I love this shop best one in KW. Raman and his crew are extremely thorough and honest about whatever your vehicle may need . They get it done right thank you Mr Transmission
Date: September 21, 2021
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