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Transmission Repair & Service Mississauga, 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!

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

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Customer Reviews
Walked in the shop to...
Amged Elsh
Walked in the shop to book an appointment , Nora booked me in within minutes, alex was very excellent mechanic , management and staff were very friendly and Nice 👍
Date: October 1, 2020
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My husband was referred by...
Carol Hernandies
My husband was referred by my brother in-law to have his car looked at and service at this location. alex and nora went above and Beyond ,if theres one word to use in describing this location is honesty. Keep up the good work guys, cheers
Date: August 31, 2020
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Technician Alex was very professional...
Shaun Cranie
Technician Alex was very professional , showed me the problem which is rare among mechanics Noora was super nice and Pleasant to talk to , she got me the best prices and worked with my budget I am very happy overall with the service and customer service , the car feels brand new
Date: August 28, 2020
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I had serious issues with...
Move Immigration
I had serious issues with my car’s transmission (to my understanding it was a blown transmission). I was expecting the cost to be in thousands, but Alex fixed it within a couple of hundred dollars.Nora provided the best customer service. I would say honest people to work with which is rare in market now a days.
Date: July 29, 2020
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Got our Dodge Journey for...
Brian Xhindoli
Got our Dodge Journey for transmission work very good job they did, Nora the receptionist was very helpful, would highly recommend this place .
Date: July 24, 2020
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great service and sound advice....
Billy Sousa
great service and sound advice. my go to spot for all mt transmission needs
Date: June 30, 2020
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Best place to get any...
Harris Madriaga
Best place to get any transmission work done Nora was so helpful and excellent getting me booked for service right away and Alex the mechanic did a fantastic job keeping me in the loop with everything that's going on like an honest should be. I highly recommend it.
Date: June 19, 2020
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The service is really great...
Emerson Contreras
The service is really great and the customer attention was pretty good, they have done a really good job on my car. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Thanks Nour and Alex
Date: June 12, 2020
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Hello Alex from Mister. transmission...
MANUEL CARDOSO
Hello Alex from Mister. transmission , thank you so much for fixing my car. I had no more hope that my car was going to be fixed until i went to your shop and you fixed it as expected. keep up the good work.
Date: June 3, 2020
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Great service. They did a...
Abdullah N.
Great service. They did a bunch of extras that I had not received at other Transmission locations such as free road test and free fluid level check The staff were very thorough with explaining what I was having trouble with
Date: February 29, 2020
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