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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Transmission Repair

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Wonderful costumer service, very helpful...
Martina Robertson
Wonderful costumer service, very helpful and no pressure. I definitely recommend getting your transmission done here
Date: July 12, 2024
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Karen Kerr
I would recommend Mister transmission 100% 😊 Kind courteous People They are very knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything they need to do ,to get you back on the road 😊 They worked on my 1946 GMC , Jamie was so kind and very patient explaining in detail the work that needed to be done ( truck was worked on by other shops prior got burned badly. They put in new transmission and differential . I so appreciate the kindness red deer Mister Transmission has shown me 😊 Truck is back on the road ready for cruising 😊 Thanks again I 100% recommend this shop ,
Date: July 8, 2024
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Date: May 12, 2024
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Absolutely amazing service and help. Our shop was in a pickle with a customers vehicle. They got it remedied that day and gave us very valuable insight going forward. Thank you very much again! Greatly appreciated 🙏
Date: May 9, 2024
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Shawn Hare
Great experience! Knowledgeable team. I have a lot of confidence in the work completed.
Date: May 3, 2024
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Troy Wallace
I went in as my truck was having some issues I thought it might be transmission problems, the tech scanned the truck and took it for a road test he came back and said everything is performing correctly with Transmission. He then let me know 3 codes that came up that was related to the high pressure fuel pump and let me know he adjusted my ethanol intake that was set to high All this was done for free under there free road test I was very happy and I would return if I have any transmission issues Also I would definitely recommend to others
Date: May 3, 2024
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Great experience, very quick work...
Gabriel Thibodeau
Great experience, very quick work and reasonably priced for a full service!!!! Very happy with the quality and my car has been running great since!!
Date: April 29, 2024
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Marc Cyr
Appreciate the time and efforts the team put into diagnosing my vehicles transmission. Staff were very friendly and helpful over the phone and went above and beyond with research. Thank you!
Date: April 17, 2024
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Lexi Reich
Amazing service with wonderful technicians and staff. Went above and beyond and picked me up and dropped me off because I had no other way to get to or from the shop. They were very quick and the price seemed very reasonable!
Date: March 29, 2024
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Keith Shingleton
Great experience, great staff, thank you
Date: March 22, 2024
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