Replacing and Overhauling Transmissions

By Mister Transmission

Replacing and Overhauling Transmissions

Many transmission problems can be fixed with relatively minor repairs. Highly skilled technicians are trained to spot problems by surveying a transmission and figuring out where the trouble is. Many of the common problem spots in transmissions are accessible without having to remove the transmission from the vehicle. Unfortunately, not all transmission repairs are so simple. In more serious situations, transmissions might need to be removed from the vehicle in order to repair it properly. In such cases of major transmission repair, we are often dealing with the replacement and overhaul of a transmission.

Transmission Maintenance

As a point of order, it is important to note the significance of transmission maintenance. Basic and routine transmission maintenance is your best tool to avoid major transmission repairs such as replacements and overhauls. But it can be hard to stay on top of transmission maintenance, and we all make mistakes. And sometimes you can do everything right and your transmission will still require a major repair.

Transmission Repair

As mentioned in the introduction, many transmission repairs do not require replacement and overhaul. Transmission repair is often a relatively quick process. Sometimes it requires the repair of a straightforward mechanical problem. Other times, there is a computer issue, which can be more difficult, but does not necessarily equal the seriousness of a task such as replacement and overhaul.

But not even well-trained and highly skilled technicians can repair every transmission problem without the transmission needing to be removed from the body of the vehicle. If you drive your vehicle for long enough, it will become likely that an overhaul becomes necessary at some point. While replacement and overhaul is a more involved process than many transmission repairs, it is not an automatic catastrophe by any means.

Overhaul And Replacement

When the time comes that your transmission needs an overhaul, you have two options from which to choose. 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 re-manufactured.

In many, indeed, probably the majority of situations, replacing your transmission with a used one is unlikely to be your best option. Used transmissions often have questionable histories that could present a whole new set of problems and issues. New transmissions, on the other hand, are mostly aftermarket transmissions billed as new but are in fact rebuilt transmissions with new parts. Given this, you should err on the side of overhaul. Unless your technician presents you with a cogent and comprehensive reason as to why you should replace your transmission, you should probably opt to overhaul it.

The most commonly asked question of transmission repair is, “how much will it cost?”. Of course this is the most natural question. But there’s no one answer. Every transmission repair is different and we cannot estimate a cost without first running a diagnostic test. However, at Mister Transmission, we are always up front about our costs and will explain to you why any transmission repair will cost what it costs.

Contact Us

Whether you need a transmission replacement, overhaul, or any kind of transmission repair, please get in touch with us today. We will do our best to have your transmission up and running perfectly in no time.

Are you experiencing transmission problems? Call the experts at a Mister Transmission near you to book a service appointment, and ask for your free 21-point multi-check inspection.

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Customer Reviews
Frank Matchett - You fit our vehich
Karen D
Frank Matchett - You fit our vehichle (Toyota Celica) into the Coquitlam Shop so quickly on Monday, June 29th. I am from Kamloops. This was during Canada Day week too. You found a transmission on Vancouver Island and even offered to pick it up yourself if possible. You personally dropped me off and picked me up at the location I was staying at on Port Moody. I so appreciated that kindness. You went above and beyond and kept me, reassured that I would be home on Thursday. My husband was not with me yet you communicated the updates with both him & myself (he was in Kamloops.) You were wonderful with your communication, swiftness in finding the part, I\'m grateful that you fit my car in during this holiday week & your kindness to drop me off & pick me up was so appreciated. So thankful for all that you did Frank Matchett. Sincerely - Mrs. K Devlin
Date: July 3, 2020
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Frank and the crew in Coquitlam did
Harold P
Frank and the crew in Coquitlam did a great job and very quickly repaired my Jeep.
Date: July 2, 2020
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Andrew Ouellette was amazing. Serv
Steve R
Andrew Ouellette was amazing. Service was booked the next day. dropped the car off at 1pm. Received a call on the work required by 2pm and picked up the car by 4pm. A great service experience!
Date: July 1, 2020
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Great customer service
Darin K
Great customer service
Date: July 1, 2020
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Great service
Greg K
Great service
Date: June 30, 2020
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Ken is great - knowledgeable skille
Kyle T
Ken is great - knowledgeable skilled friendly and honest and fair. What more could you want?
Date: June 30, 2020
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Chris & Kurt were Awesome they both
MARC M
Chris & Kurt were Awesome they both went above and beyond ! From Kurt using the Diagnostic tool before they opened as I needed to get to work by 8:50 AM to Chris looking into my options & working on my Transmission They are both incredible ! you have a set of Ambassadors for Mister Transmission that live a vision of caring for the well being of their clients. I will defiantly refer people to them as they are without a doubt the best of the best ! Thank you again Kurt and Chris ! You guys deserve an Award ! Regards Marc
Date: June 29, 2020
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Pleased with professional and frien
Kim G
Pleased with professional and friendly service and same day repair
Date: June 27, 2020
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As always the service was great, th
Tyson T
As always the service was great, the right work that needed to be done was done.
Date: June 27, 2020
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So far, repair seems fine
Betty H
So far, repair seems fine
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