Muscle Car Transmission Restoration

By Mister Transmission

Get a step-by-step view into muscle car transmission restorations

Owning and restoring a hot rod or muscle car is as much a labour of love as it is hard work.

As every classic vehicle owner knows, it isn’t all about ensuring your machine looks good, but how it performs too. That work can include muscle car transmission restoration.

Restoring a transmission in a muscle car can be a long-term project. Therefore, when it comes to restorations, it’s critical to find a technician with in-depth knowledge of muscle cars, their transmissions, and how their engines work.

The good news is that Mister Transmission specializes in the repair, service, and maintenance of high-performance vehicles, including classic muscle cars.

Here’s an overview of the steps we take to restore a transmission in most hot rods and muscle cars:

Step No. 1: Access the Transmission

First and foremost, we need to be able to access the transmission. Often, restoration is made easier by removing the transmission from the engine completely. It is extremely delicate work. The transmission is slowly hoisted from the engine compartment, and it must be drained of all fluids and thoroughly degreased before inspection.

Step No. 2: Inspect the Components

s it is by far the most complicated element of the car, there are many parts to the transmission that require inspection. Everything from the mechanics, hydraulics, and electrical systems (if equipped) must be closely examined to determine what needs replacing, what parts require maintenance work, and what parts appear to be in good working condition.

Disassembling the transmission completely, or partially, is often necessary to inspect all its parts. Depending on the age and condition of the vehicle, this can be either a simple job or a more in-depth and complicated inspection.

Step No. 3: Find the Parts

If it’s determined your classic car’s transmission requires new aftermarket parts for it to operate properly, we will go about obtaining those parts.

Acquiring and installing new parts in your transmission occasionally calls for a bit of fancy footwork, particularly if your goal is to install authentic, original components. If so, we’ll contact the vehicle’s manufacturer about obtaining the original parts. Many times, we can source replicas that have the correct decals and information on them that look and work the same as the original pieces.

Step No. 4: Begin the Overhaul

With the necessary parts in hand, we can begin overhauling the transmission. That involves completely taking the transmission apart, rebuilding it, and then putting it back together. When restoring a muscle car, this is the best choice, as it is rare to find a completely original transmission in good working order for older classic cars.

Step No. 5: Replace or Clean Parts

The last step in your classic car transmission restoration calls for the disassembling and cleaning of the valve body. We replace all the bands and soft parts, the lined friction plates, the seals, sealing rings, gaskets, and any other worn out or defective parts. We also need to go over the electric components (if equipped) and assess the torque converter. If the transmission uses a computer to shift gears, it too will need to be inspected.

If you have a transmission or driveline issue with your muscle car or are looking to upgrade to the next level of performance and reliability, Mister Transmission has the technology and experienced, certified technicians to complete the repair work you need.

Trust the experts at Mister Transmission to restore the transmission in your classic muscle car. Find a location nearest to you.

 

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Thank you for the excellent...
Sal Catalano
Thank you for the excellent service. Nicole, Ron and Ken are all great to deal with.
Date: May 22, 2024
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My car is 2019 nissan...
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My car is 2019 nissan kicks. Iast month I changed transmission oil at Car center located Dundas street. I didn't know that about they putted wrong transmission oil. My car engine check light on and when I drive crz shaking... Today in the morning I went to Mr transmission and met Maki. He is manager very honest guy.. He checked my transmission. He took out transmission fan and show to me.. Fan is clean means transmission is no damage...he said. He changed transmission oil(right one) and filter charged me just $500 . Unbelievable my all problems gone. Excellent condition now. I recommend ppl who have transmission problem, go to Mr transmission and meet Maki. You can save money and time. You will be happy very. Thanks again Maki..
Date: May 22, 2024
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Gil Santos
I've had an exceptional experience with Frank at Mister Transmission! His professionalism, positivity, and enthusiasm are impressive, and his expertise as a veteran is unparalleled. He was able to diagnose the issue with my vehicle simply by listening to the engine run! The 3-year warranty program and loaner car service demonstrate Mister Transmission's commitment to customer satisfaction and building trust. Frank and his team are dedicated to excellence, and I highly recommend their services to anyone seeking top-notch transmission repairs. Keep up the fantastic work, Frank and team! Rating: 5/5 stars
Date: May 22, 2024
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I went to Mr transmission today. My car is 2019 nissan kicks. My car engine check light on and during the drive very shaking. This store manager aki, very nice guy. He explained everything detail and took out fan show me. He changed transmission oil right one and filter. He charged me only $500 fixed all my car problems. He is very honest guy. I recommend all ppl who have transmission problems, go to this store Meet him. You should be lucky and happy.
Date: May 21, 2024
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Quick service, friendly staff and...
Damian Gorka
Quick service, friendly staff and very honest. I definitely recommend this shop for your transmission service.
Date: May 21, 2024
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06 xterra Only place in...
Joel Mosolf
06 xterra Only place in town willing to work on a very commonly broken transmission. Not only was the price very reasonable but the vehicle now drives like new. Honestly didn't believe it was possible. The whole experience was outstanding. I'll recommend these beauties everytime. Thanks for the help!
Date: May 20, 2024
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I had an issue with...
Scott J
I had an issue with my Nissan Altima jerking on the way home. Waited into I could take it here and have them do a quick test drive (which is free and very nice, though they may not feel the same issue which is the hard part). Peter was able to tell something was wrong and it’s a common issue with the CVT transmission on Nissans. He took us in the back of the shop as they were currently working on one and could show us the pulleys and CVT housing and the one piece that fails. Unfortunately, due to the price of the parts from Nissan, and low margins, and the fact that in order to fix the one small part would require a whole new transmission to ensure everything was new, it would be $4,500-5,500 + taxes. This is basically the value of the car (probably more than the worth) so not really an option for us. We appreciated the detailed info and seeing the parts and the free test drive. Very helpful - so if you have an issue with your transmission and know nothing about cars (like me), definitely worth it to take here.
Date: May 19, 2024
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Jamie Robertson
Had an issue with our delivery van. Called Mister Transmission and 5 minutes later Travis was here. Exceptional service! Highly recommended. Thank you on behalf of Gerry's Truck Centre
Date: May 17, 2024
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Cole Boyd
Good crew and fast honest work, would recommend to friends and family.
Date: May 17, 2024
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Mandeep gave excellent service and...
E L
Mandeep gave excellent service and was very honest. Thank you for everything!
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