Transmission Repair & Service Kanata, 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
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Transmission Repair

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Customer Reviews
Best transmission shop ever !...
Dan Holliday
Best transmission shop ever ! Honest and friendly service, definitely would recommend to anyone in need of transmission work !
Date: May 10, 2022
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This was a great experience!...
Ron Cogan
This was a great experience! Kyle and his staff were awesome! They took the time to explain me my situation regarding my transmission so I would have a clear understanding of the issue. Their price was more reasonable than the Hyundai dealerships by a long shot! Not only did they fix the problem they also found another issue that needed to be taken care of. I found them to be honest and friendly. I suggest that if you are having transmission issues to take your car to Mister transmission! You won't be dissatisfied! Thank you Kyle and your Cree! My car is running beautifully! Well done!
Date: April 12, 2022
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I drove in concerned about...
Sharron Mulvey
I drove in concerned about ‘a weird noise’. I was told my brakes were DONE. Unsafe metal on metal at this point. I left with new brakes all around and 2 new control arms. Staff were kind and professional. Their concern was all about my vehicle being safe. The shop’s focus is transmissions, but their team is fully qualified for so much more. Kyle was great at putting me at ease. Made me laugh when he could see my stress, confusion and concern levels rising. Thanks for your great work.
Date: February 14, 2022
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I was on a long-distance...
Chris Nelder
I was on a long-distance trip when my transmission started having problems and on a friend’s recommendation, I took it to Mr. Transmission in Kanata. I explained that I was traveling and could not afford to wait in a hotel for days or weeks to get it fixed. Kyle and his colleagues went the extra mile to get it fixed as quickly as possible, and to help me navigate all the hurdles that the extended warranty company threw up to try to delay and avoid paying for the repairs. The service I received at Mr Transmission was top notch, attentive to my situation, and very professional. I am grateful to them for helping out a guy in a tough spot and getting me back on the road quickly!
Date: February 10, 2022
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Want to say huge thank...
Dave Moffatt
Want to say huge thank u to the guys at mister transmission .right before christmas traveled to otta to do a job .realized transmiss was leaking badly .there was no way to make it home .the guys brought my truck in and did everything they could to make sure would b good to make it back to Toronto area .not only did they fix it .they proceeded to tell me they weren t taking my money and have a merry Christmas .i would highly recommend great bunch of guys
Date: January 26, 2022
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Awesome automotive shop that has...
Josh Eckert
Awesome automotive shop that has done absolutely everything in their power to help me. A year and a half ago I had the transmission rebuilt, and after the warranty was done a part that wasn't replaced ended up breaking and causing other damage to the parts. They kindly honored all of the warranties on all of the parts even though I was passed my warranty and helped me repair it for as cheap as humanly possible. Their service was fast and they even fixed an extra little issue for free just to help me out.I personally hope no one ever needs to replace their transmission, as it is an expensive repair but if you do these guys will do everything they can to help.
Date: December 17, 2021
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Beyond exceptional service. Kyle was...
Veldon Coburn
Beyond exceptional service. Kyle was amazing. He's always available; he answers the phone outside of business hours. My Pathfinder broke down late at night (during a rain storm) and Kyle took care of matters long after the shop closed for the day. Had a nightmare of an issue with the transmission and they saved me many headaches. Kyle was always there to answer questions and get the job done. Professional and perfect.
Date: December 10, 2021
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On a recommendation, I brought...
Michael Bowmaster
On a recommendation, I brought my wife's Escape in for a transmission flush and fluid change at the Kanata location. Kyle who is the owner answers the phone - a rarity in most businesses today! He and his staff are focused on providing excellent and honest customer service. No expensive upsell, no added parts or other services suggested. I complimented Kyle on his business acumen and his response was the classic cliche phrase "I treat my customers like I would like to be treated". A lot of business owners say that but few actually practice it like Kyle and his staff.
Date: November 10, 2021
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One of the few businesses...
Brent MacDonald
One of the few businesses these days that actually honored their warranty on their work without a hitch, no questions asked. Kyle always answers the phone and always has good communication. Very honest business. Buy a Cummins if you want to become a regular there lol
Date: November 1, 2021
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I went to check my...
Nuha Murad
I went to check my car and the staff were very nice and honest they didn't charge me because they didn't fix the car this time, and they gave good advice. I highly recommend this branch. Thank you so much Mister. Transmission
Date: October 28, 2021
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