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.
I've had a great experience with this local auto shop: Giorgio is a fantastic business owner, with an honest and reliable work ethic, favouring and fostering long-term relationships with his customers, and offering very fair prices compared to larger dealerships and other shops. Comes strongly recommended by my neighbours, and I would vouch for his excellent quality of service as another witness to his workmanship.
The gentleman at Mister Transmission was incredibly helpful and professional. He looked at my car and diagnosed that the problem wasn't the transmission itself, but likely the transmission computer. He then helped me contact the dealer to confirm that the model had been having problems. Rather than charging me for the repairs, he worked with me to get me the best deal. He put the customer ahead of the bottom line, and I couldn't be more grateful for his work ethic.
Giorgio is a gem. Honest and reliable. Was referred to him for transmission fluid changes and wasn't disappointed one bit. My lincoln is smooth riding.Appreciate the service. Old school guy. If you value the above traits, spend your money there.
If there are 10 stars I will give it to Mr. Giorgio at this place. He is a very proffessional and has an excelent customer srvice. I recomend him to every body . He changed the clutch and did a transmission work on my honda civic...
Giorgio and Team did a great job installing a new Transfer Case for my vehicle. I was also in need of a new driveshaft which was hard to come by but Giorgio was able to source one for me right away. Thank you for the great service!
I took my mother-laws car to the dealership as we were having transmission issues. The dealership took less than an hour and $129 later to tell us that it required a brand new transmission and labour was over 5,000. Handed me a quote with a smile and offered to book me in. I knew there had to be a better option. I left there and drove straight to Mister Transmission on Woodchester in Mississauga. I was greeted by the owner Georgio and each time there after, great service! He offered to have the car looked at and give us a quote for the repair with no cost to us! He personally drove the car and decided to have his team look into it further. After a day he called us back and said that he was able to get a great transmission for us and would have it installed in a day. The final cost was so much lower than the dealership we agreed and had the transmission replaced. He suggested to have the the car brought back in a few weeks for a complimentary inspection. During this inspection he found that the oil in the car was dangerously low and put in 3 quarts of oil without even asking! As a small business owner myself I felt compelled to ensure that this story is told and that anyone considering which location to visit; looks no further!I'm telling you if you need any work done on Transmissions this is the best place to take it. Amazing service, quick, qualify work. What more can I Say!Signed,Super Happy Customer!
Date: December 2, 2021
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