Transmission Repair & Service Lethbridge, Alberta

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!

10827km away
 
  • 15903 Stony Plain Rd. NW
  • Edmonton, AB
  • T5P 3Z7
  • 587-786-6465
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Transmission Repair

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Customer Reviews
I baught a lemon and...
Adam Jess
I baught a lemon and they helped me get back on the road as quick as possible without killing my wallet. Will be a repeat customer 👌
Date: October 19, 2020
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Very friendly and very accommodating...
Hunter Tradings
Very friendly and very accommodating with getting my vehicle in and returning it to me.I felt they were very honest and explained everything in detail to me about the problem with my vehicle. Would absolutely recommend them to friends and family.... and go back myself. EXCELLANT
Date: October 11, 2020
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This place is super great...
Steve Clerihew
This place is super great very helpful and the lady who works in the office is super nice. Id reccomend this place to anyone who has car trouble
Date: September 4, 2020
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So far so good. Just...
Eric McDonald
So far so good. Just took the step son's car in to get the transmission looked at. Turns out it was pretty bad, but they gave us several options to choose from as far as repair process. Will update the review when we get the vehicle back
Date: August 16, 2020
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I’m glad I chose Mister...
Dave Kortt
I’m glad I chose Mister Transmission in Lethbridge to work on my special project truck. I needed a rebuild and the care they had, quality of work and assurance that it was done right was outstanding! Trust goes a long way and they can be trusted. Thanks Mister Transmission!
Date: June 18, 2020
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Wonderful, Honest, Trustworthy and helpful...
Melanie McDonald
Wonderful, Honest, Trustworthy and helpful people at Mister Transmission!!!!! Would recommend this store any time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date: June 17, 2020
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They are amazing! My brother's...
John Hinton
They are amazing! My brother's chev malibu needed a transmission, they gave us a quote and let us take our time to decide what we wanted to do as it was a big expense for an older car. They were amazing from beginning to end. Got the car back and it drives and runs great! Hoping we won't need to be back soon but would definitely get them to do work for us in the future.
Date: May 7, 2020
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Honest! Up straight about things...
Jackie Mifflin
Honest! Up straight about things took the time to show me things explained things good people. I'll be back ! Thankyou again
Date: February 13, 2020
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On a bitterly cold day...
Mary McIntyre
On a bitterly cold day we were recommended to visit Mister Transmission as we were having some problems on the drive in to the City and transmission issues were a possible concern. Fred took the time to run a diagnostic check, and took our SUV out for a drive. He reported that there was in fact no transmission problems, we just needed to warm up the engine a bit longer on cold days. The service was friendly and helpful, the crew were honest and kind, and we can't say enough about the experience! Cheers to Fred, Shawna, and Dave :-)
Date: January 28, 2020
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I was super grateful that...
Brandon Armstrong
I was super grateful that when I brought my vehicle in I didnt have to wait long to hear what was going on. Then when it turned out i needed a large amount of work done, they were patient with me as I decided on what I wanted to do and answered my questions so I could make an informed decision.
Date: January 23, 2020
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