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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.

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Customer Reviews
I recommend Mr.Transmission. Very good...
Lynn Ilton
I recommend Mr.Transmission. Very good service from everyone I encountered. I will return with any car issues I have.
Date: January 30, 2024
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Fast and precise. Got my...
Canadian Adventure
Fast and precise. Got my wheel bearing fixed in no time. Much appreciated & thanks again to the team.
Date: January 17, 2024
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My experience with Mr. Transmission...
Ajay Kumar
My experience with Mr. Transmission was a breath of fresh air! The staff was not only friendly but also efficiently diagnosed and fixed my car issues at a reasonable price. I highly recommend Mr. Transmission for their honesty, speed, and affordability. If you're looking for a trustworthy mechanic, this is the place to go!
Date: December 2, 2023
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Very friendly, honest, reasonable and...
Karen Oconnell
Very friendly, honest, reasonable and reliable service! If your car deserves the best, forget the rest, and have it serviced here! :)
Date: November 12, 2023
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Will always take my car...
Spencer Charlton
Will always take my car here. Roman is the man!
Date: November 4, 2023
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Always a joy bringing my...
Jeremy Daly
Always a joy bringing my car in to the team! Always bringing good energy, expert knowledge, and you always feel like they walk you through the process to help keep you safe on the road yet feel great during the time your car is getting worked on for a great value.
Date: September 12, 2023
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Excellent service
Rob Arndt
Excellent service
Date: August 17, 2023
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Staff was very nice. Completed...
Herbert Tagumpay
Staff was very nice. Completed transmission fluid change.
Date: June 27, 2023
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Our 2015 Nissan Rogue's CVT...
Meticulousmoto74
Our 2015 Nissan Rogue's CVT transmission developed a bearing noise at only 125K which we unfortunately learned was not all that uncommon. The local Nissan dealer informed us that it is not a serviceable item with OEM parts and the transmission likely would need to be eventually replaced at a cost of approximately $7,000 (parts and labour included in that figure). I reached out to the guys at Mr. Transmission and they let me know they have plenty of experience with CVTs and recommended that I bring it in for them to have a listen to it and do some preliminary diagnosis for us at no charge. Raman gave me an estimated range of what it may cost depending on how bad it looked once they disassembled and had a closer look based on other Rogues they had repaired. We decided to have them take it apart and it ended up being closer to the lower estimate he provided with us, which was much, much cheaper than replacing the transmission. I didn't at any point feel we were being pressured to replace more than what was actually worn in the transmission and Raman was always pleasant to deal with. I feel like they had the vehicle for a reasonable amount of time being that they have a steady amount of business coming in (probably due to word of mouth from past happy customers) . We have had the vehicle back for a few weeks now and I have done some long trips in it and it is working well. (I am pretty sure the fuel mileage on average has improved as well!) I am very satisfied with the work done, I feel we were treated fairly pricewise and the customer service was top notch too. I wouldn't hesitate to bring my vehicles there in the future and have already recommended them to friends. Thanks again guys!
Date: June 21, 2023
Website: Google
Our 2015 Nissan Rogue's CVT...
Meticulousmoto74
Our 2015 Nissan Rogue's CVT transmission developed a bearing noise at only 125K which we unfortunately learned was not all that uncommon. The local Nissan dealer informed us that it is not a serviceable item with OEM parts and the transmission likely would need to be eventually replaced at a cost of approximately $7,000 (parts and labour included in that figure). I reached out to the guys at Mr. Transmission and they let me know they have plenty of experience with CVTs and recommended that I bring it in for them to have a listen to it and do some preliminary diagnosis for us at no charge. Raman gave me an estimated range of what it may cost depending on how bad it looked once they disassembled and had a closer look based on other Rogues they had repaired. We decided to have them take it apart and it ended up being closer to the lower estimate he provided with us, which was much, much cheaper than replacing the transmission. I didn't at any point feel we were being pressured to replace more than what was actually worn in the transmission and Raman was always pleasant to deal with. I feel like they had the vehicle for a reasonable amount of time being that they have a steady amount of business coming in (probably due to word of mouth from past happy customers) . We have had the vehicle back for a few weeks now and I have done some long trips in it and it is working well. (I am pretty sure the fuel mileage on average has improved as well!) I am very satisfied with the work done, I feel we were treated fairly pricewise and the customer service was top notch too. I wouldn't hesitate to bring my vehicles there in the future and have already recommended them to friends. Thanks again guys!
Date: June 21, 2023
Website: Google
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