What is it?

A Manual transmission (AKA stick-shift, manual gearbox or standard transmission) is a type of transmission in which the driver is responsible for shifting gears by using the clutch and gas pedals.

The ‘gearbox’ is the second stage in the transmission system, after the clutch. It is usually bolted to the rear of the engine, with the clutch between them.

Most cars today with manual transmissions have five or six different forward gear ratios, however, manual transmissions can have anywhere from three to seven gears, depending on the year the vehicle was made. 

What are the common problems?

Manual transmission problems can develop due to high mileage, abuse, or lack of proper maintenance. Most manual transmission issues originate not with the transmission itself, but from related components like the clutch assembly, linkage, or driveline.

A few signs that could indicate a worn-out manual transmission are:

    • Strange sounds such as whirring, squealing or clunking
    • Grinding or slipping gears
    • Difficult to put in/out of gear with the gear stick shift
    • Lack of Response of Shifting Delay
    • Leaking transmission fluid
    • Burning smell when driving

    How to Diagnose?

    Like all technology, the types of transmissions used in modern transmission have changed tremendously over the years. Today’s vehicles come equipped with complex computer systems, and our facilities have the newest diagnostic technology that can communicate with your automobile’s computer systems to determine your specific transmission problems

    The first step in determining your transmission problems consists of a technician connecting the diagnostic equipment to your vehicle’s on-board computer. This will produce a code stating where the problem lies. Following this, the vehicle should be taken for a test drive so that our technicians can monitor the transmission’s behaviour in real-time. While more comprehensive and hands-on evaluations might still be necessary, today’s diagnostic technology is an integral tool in determining the best starting point for further investigations. Often time the repair that you need can be relatively minor, which is why diagnosing your problem correctly is key in keeping your repair costs as minimal as possible.

    How Mister Transmission Can Help?

    At Mister Transmission, we are experts when it comes to RAM service, repair and maintenance. With over 55 years of experience, our technicians complete some of the most advanced training available and are confident working on any RAM model you own. Just like other parts of your car that need servicing, the transmission requires preventative maintenance to increase its longevity and to avoid transmission problems in the future.

    If you suspect your RAM’s transmission isn’t performing properly, or if you have any questions about preventative transmission maintenance, contact Mister Transmission. Take advantage of our free 21-point multi-check inspection and avoid the cost and aggravation associated with a failing transmission.

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Robin Sutton
Highly, highly recommend. Giorgio was honest and fair and explained everything that he did. Even showed me my old parts. An absolute pleasure to do business with.
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Charles Follini
This place is great - small town style service ethic and friendliness in the big city. We went in with a weird clicking sound in our clutch, thinking we might need to replace it at upwards of $1000. They checked it out and found out it was just a loose screw connecting the clutch. They tightened it up, no charge, and we had the car back within the hour. Definitely would return for transmission issues in the future.
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Paul Linkie
Straightforward and honest hard to find in this world now
Date: December 7, 2021
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My SUV had a "morning...
Ply Auyeung
My SUV had a "morning jerk" symptom when it was put in gear first thing in the morning. Been to several garages including the dealer who could not identify and resolve the problem. Then it was taken to Ray who gave an initial opinion upon my description of the symptom/problem, subject to further testing for verification by his team. His opinion was confirmed and the repair work was carried out by Gus and the team. Now four months after the repair, my SUV is working fine. Both Ray and Gus are truly professional who have carried out acute diagnosis of the problem and a quality repair work to the transmission thereafter. They got it right first time. Thank you both very much. I have no reservation to recommend them to others.
Date: December 6, 2021
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Brian Schroeder
Friendly knowledgeable staff. Great place to deal with.
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Marcel Fato
Trustworthy, reliable, and fair prices. My experience here was all that you could ask for from a mechanic. Happy to give my business to these guys!
Date: December 4, 2021
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Désolé de ne pas rédiger...
D.T.F
Désolé de ne pas rédiger en anglais mais vous traduirez.J'ai eu un problème avec la transmission de mon camion, j'ai été les voir en recommandation par Dodge sault ste Marie (merci)J'ai été très bien accueilli malgré mon anglais approximatif, ce sont des gars qui savent servir leurs clients et qui sont à l'écoute.Ils m'ont dépanner afin que je puisse continuer ma route.Merci à vous et si vous avez un problème, allez les voir.Didier transport et fils
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Best service ever! Quick, reliable,...
Mary West
Best service ever! Quick, reliable, would recommend this to my friends
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Kurt Stevens
Great service and professional
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Désolé de ne pas rédiger...
D.T.F
Désolé de ne pas rédiger en anglais mais vous traduirez.J'ai eu un problème avec la transmission de mon camion, j'ai été les voir en recommandation par Dodge sault ste Marie (merci)J'ai été très bien accueilli malgré mon anglais approximatif, ce sont des gars qui savent servir leurs clients et qui sont à l'écoute.Ils m'ont dépanner afin que je puisse continuer ma route.Merci à vous et si vous avez un problème, allez les voir.Didier transport et fils
Date: December 4, 2021
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