Transmission Repair & Service Maple Ridge, British Columbia

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
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Transmission Repair

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Customer Reviews
Great team there
Nick Morton
Great team there
Date: June 18, 2020
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My son was having issues...
Tim Mcculloch
My son was having issues with his 06 Jetta skipping gears. Took it to a few other places and they all wanted to replace or rebuild it for big money. I decided to call MR Transmission as they do rebuilds. I told his my son is paying for this repair and if you could keep it working for a few more years and keep the cost down that would be great. He called me back 4 hours later and side it's ready for P.U. He charged my son $225 for a oil change and a good strong cleaner to try to loosen any gummed up solenoids in the transmission. One week latter it went from many gear skip a daily, to now, only one skip every so often. These guys are honest and care about their customers. Thank you so much and you will be the first place I go if I need transmission work again. Thx Tim
Date: May 13, 2020
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These guys have very reasonable...
William Rowat
These guys have very reasonable pricing their very fast and helped me out in a pinch!
Date: February 21, 2020
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I had a transmission issue...
Aars Shiddheek
I had a transmission issue on my truck, and they fixed it with the best cost as possible. Very professional customer service. Recommend anyone who wants the best service ever.
Date: February 15, 2020
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Excellent service from the guys...
Chad Walton
Excellent service from the guys at Mister Transmission. Couldn't be happier with the job that they did.
Date: January 11, 2020
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They went above and beyond...
Julie Duerichen
They went above and beyond to make sure my transmission repair was covered by warranty
Date: September 30, 2019
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It's not easy to find...
Gordon Barthels
It's not easy to find guys that still work on manual transmissions. My 94 300ZX TT is my baby and it's hard to trust her with anyone. Mr. Transmission did a great job and fixed the work of another shop had done.Would highly recommend Cecil and his Crew
Date: September 24, 2019
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Really good service
Michel Gagnon
Really good service
Date: September 7, 2019
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We received incredible service with...
Bob Wagstaff
We received incredible service with our transmission issues, and they stood by the warranty 100%. Highly recommend this location for your repairs.
Date: August 17, 2019
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Help full staff reasonable priced...
Martian Romeo
Help full staff reasonable priced and loner car
Date: March 10, 2019
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