Transmission Repair & Service Peterborough, 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!

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  • 15903 Stony Plain Rd. NW
  • Edmonton, AB
  • T5P 3Z7
  • 587-786-6465
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Customer Reviews
Terry and Cam are legends,...
David Jones
Terry and Cam are legends, friendly, professional and hard working guys, they took care of my Subaru Legacys clutch very quickly and for a great price even with the challenge of covid making the usual parts harder to find! I highly recommend these guys if you have any transmission issues whatsoever.
Date: July 19, 2020
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Great friendly staff and top...
Lawrence Haddlesey
Great friendly staff and top notch service
Date: July 18, 2020
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My truck broke down with...
Jeffrey Brydges
My truck broke down with towing my trailer around Peterborough. I had it towed to the Mr Transmission there and the guys there took care of me. I appriciated the amount of calls to inform me of the progress and how it was fixed on time. They saved my trip.
Date: July 13, 2020
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Christine McGovarin
I am so happy with the service here. I went is with an emergency issue. They took me that day and worked on it until the problem was fixed and it didn't cost me an arm and leg! Thank you Mister Transmission
Date: June 26, 2020
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I took my 40 year...
Ron Tech
I took my 40 year old Triumph Spitfire gearbox here. They took it all apart and showed me the problem. Then made list of parts. I shopped for the parts but it was more expensive than was reasonable. I ended up buying a used gear box. I took the used box to them and they opened it and checked it and topped up oil. They evaluated the used box as good to go. They loaded it and scrap box into my truck. I went to pay the bill and Cam said no charge. Wow! They had time and fuss into it. I definitely expected and would have been happy to pay for time, but wow, no charge. I’d prefer to not have a broken transmission, but when it happens, I’ll be back to Mr. Transmission Peterborough. Thanks Cam and Gerald.
Date: June 20, 2020
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Josh Bogaard
When I showed up to Mr.Transmission, Cam took care of everything I needed. Excellent service and he even showed me pictures of all the work that they had done. 100% recommend their services to everyone.
Date: May 28, 2020
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Their staff were very knowledgeable,...
Wayne Bauer
Their staff were very knowledgeable, courteous, and timely our experience with the staff was excellent they checked out everything that was visible to them beyond the scope of the work and gave us reassurance that the vechile was in good shape
Date: May 13, 2020
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Amazing people and professional service....
Chris Wcislo
Amazing people and professional service. Highly recommended.
Date: February 9, 2020
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The whole team was truly...
Amé Travel
The whole team was truly helpful and they really did care about my case! They went above and beyond to reassure me and gave me the best service possible. I’d like to add that at first, my car was handled by Nissan in Cobourg and I didn’t appreciate their service at all. The woman at Nissan was unprofessional, obviously dishonest and she even talked against Mister Transmission when I towed my car from the parking lot, stressing me out for no good reason! I’m so glad I didn’t fall into her selling trap! Anyway, the reviews talk for themselves - I recommend Mister Transmission for any transmission troubles, you will be satisfied!
Date: February 1, 2020
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Serviced my vehicle quickly and...
Robert Merpaw
Serviced my vehicle quickly and an annoying noise that has been in the transmission since we have owned the car is now gone, they are the specialists for your transmission.
Date: January 26, 2020
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