Transmission Repair & Service Hamilton, 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!

10827km away
 
  • 15903 Stony Plain Rd. NW
  • Edmonton, AB
  • T5P 3Z7
  • 587-786-6465
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Transmission Repair

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Customer Reviews
Steve was very helpful with...
Adam Smiarowski
Steve was very helpful with my Subaru Forester. With covid drastically reducing supply of parts, Steve called many multiple salvage yards looking for a replacement transmission for me.Great communication and very fair to me.
Date: May 10, 2022
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Liam Anderson
Everyone here is amazing at what they do and go above and beyond what you would expect to help you out. When I had my transmission rebuilt they also fixed my wheel bearing at no extra charge. Another time when I was in a jam up north, Steve arranged for a tow truck to get my car to a shop at no cost to me. I would highly recommend this shop and will be back if I ever need help again.
Date: April 28, 2022
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Ross Riselli
guys were excellent They even did some extra work . I definitely would recommend these guys especially after other place was triple the price
Date: February 7, 2022
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Jim Lewis
Excellent service. Steve at Mr. Transmission took excellent care of my car and it now runs great. Highly recommended. Thanks Steve
Date: January 3, 2022
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Luke Desimone
Great experience. Top notch service. Price quoted was price paid. Time for completion of service was the same as I was told on the phone. Great experience.
Date: December 24, 2021
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Marc LeBlanc
** accidentally original post to wrong location**Had a great experience, considering i needed a "Full Transmission Transplant" Steve did an excellent job communicating what i needed and why. Price was fair considering what was done! No upsell or pressure tactics. I have and will recommend Steve and his team at Mr. Transmission!
Date: December 12, 2021
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Mer Cedes
So friendly and fast! Great place to go for reliable and honest work!!:) would highly recommend to family and friends!
Date: December 9, 2021
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Pam Wilson
This location was recommended to me from another garage that didn't do transmission repairs. Steve was absolutely fantastic with lots of communication and options!!I'm very please with the prompt and amazing service.
Date: December 9, 2021
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Hajra Naeem
I'm so impressed with the incredible, friendly, polite, kind, respectful and honest service from Steve and his team. I called a few different locations and Steve's friendly personality is what made me choose this location.He offered to do a diagnosis on my 2004 Mazda6 before I had to go thru with the service to see whether it was even worth it on my old car. He called me and told me it wasn't worth it and I am so grateful, he saved me time, money and headaches. Where do you get that kind of honesty and service? I highly recommend and encourage to give Steve a call.Thank you Steve!!
Date: November 18, 2021
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Elisa Scattolon
Very polite, friendly, honest and professional! Went out of the way to assist above and beyond what is expected. Provided good advice and made recommendations to help save money and time. Highly recommended! Thank you!!
Date: October 14, 2021
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