Transmission Repair & Service Red Deer, Alberta

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.

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Customer Reviews
Hooray for Mister Transmission! The...
Jessica M.
Hooray for Mister Transmission! The service was excellent and they had the job done much faster than expected. Treated my vehicle extremely well (that thing is my baby) and got me back on the road with great prices and speedy (well done) work. I will be returning in the future if I have any issues with my car.
Date: February 7, 2024
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I recently took my Chevrolet...
Aljonder Leycano
I recently took my Chevrolet Equinox to this transmission specialist because I was concerned about what I perceived as unusual RPM behavior. The staff there, especially a person named Jamie, were incredibly adept at breaking down complex automotive concepts into simpler terms that I could easily grasp. They reassured me that the RPM behavior of my 4-cylinder engine was normal.The service went above and beyond my expectations. They had already conducted a road test, but when I called, Jamie suggested I could also take a test drive accompanied by a technician named Stephane. This offer was very reassuring, allowing me to see firsthand that everything was functioning as it should. The most remarkable part of the experience came at the end. Despite their professional and comprehensive service, they did not charge us for their time and effort. Their expertise, excellent customer service, and generosity greatly impressed me, and I would strongly recommend their services to anyone in need of trustworthy and proficient car care.
Date: January 31, 2024
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Dropped of my transfer case,...
Gregg Smith
Dropped of my transfer case, and theses guys had it rebuilt and back to me In no time! Professional and great turnaround I’ll be back again! Thank you
Date: January 11, 2024
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All the great things in...
Janice Cadman
All the great things in previous reviews? ALL TRUE! Great bunch of people
Date: December 11, 2023
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My experience with Jamie and...
Joe Howe
My experience with Jamie and his crew have been nothing but top notch . I would recommend the service here to anyone . By far one of the better experience at a vehicle repair shop. Thankyou guys
Date: December 8, 2023
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They were able to figure...
Stephen Harper
They were able to figure out the replacement cost for my car and advise me on my options. Glad that I took it to them.
Date: December 1, 2023
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These guys are great! On...
Kenny Strub
These guys are great! On my way home from work pulling my travel trailer my transmission overheated, I called them to see if they could get me in and back on the road , within 2 hours I was in and out, problem was solved with minor troubleshooting and my transmission has been cool and shifting smooth ever since! I thank Jamie and everyone here for the quick fixing and knowledge they have about transmissions. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Date: November 10, 2023
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Great reception, great service! Was...
Dennis Fuchs
Great reception, great service! Was given a detailed explanation of what had failed and what it would take to make my Fort Mc runner reliable again. Jamie and his team went beyond what I would call standard service, during the repair his team identified I had a bad battery. Saving me the trouble of finding out later when I probably would not have the resources to boost it. Thanks for your great service and workmanship. Truck is running great and is ready to take me North again. I highly recommend them....
Date: September 26, 2023
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I recently had the pleasure...
Francis Anderson
I recently had the pleasure of visiting this transmission shop, and I must say, it exceeded my expectations in every way. From the moment I walked in, I was greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable staff that made me feel at ease about my vehicle concerns.
Date: September 16, 2023
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Great experience! Very honest and...
Alexis H
Great experience! Very honest and fair to work with
Date: September 10, 2023
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