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
Great guys working there!
Chris Beynon
Great guys working there!
Date: January 12, 2021
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Excellent service! Steve and his...
Zahir B
Excellent service! Steve and his crew are very professional, extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
Date: December 15, 2020
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Steve and his team are...
Anne Marie
Steve and his team are great.As a woman, I have been taken to the cleaners before by a garage.What a refreshing change 🙂 These guys are honest, respectful, knowledgeable and treat customers with respect. You can go there knowing you will not get ripped off. They do what is necessary.Recommend these guys 💯%.
Date: November 30, 2020
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Steve is a great guy!!...
Frank S
Steve is a great guy!! very professional and honest, he knows his stuff and steered me in the right direction. Thank you very much for the great work you do!.. it's hard to find shops like this anymore.
Date: November 24, 2020
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My VW Golf transmission was...
Steve Pearce
My VW Golf transmission was slipping, after going to 6 different mechanics and transmission places i ended up talking to Steve, He said to bring the car in the next morning. I was there on time and Steve had a hoist empty for my appointment. They put the car on the hoist and topped up the transmission fluid. They didn't try to sell me anything or tell me there were other things wrong with the transmission. I will not hesitate to take my car there if i have a future problem with it.
Date: November 21, 2020
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Friendly, helpful and professional service
Ahmed Abbas
Friendly, helpful and professional service
Date: November 14, 2020
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This place is the right...
Michelle Ferreira
This place is the right place to go for your repairs on anything with your vehicles.Amazing work, always professional and great to talk to about your vehicles, another words , Steve always explains whats wrong and what you will need .I have gotten 3 of my vehicles done there and never had a problem afterwards :)I will be coming back here anytime when I need work done for my vehicles
Date: November 12, 2020
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My power steering line broke...
A Google
My power steering line broke on a Friday afternoon. After calling several shops, I decided to go with Mister Transmission because Steve was the first who gave me clear, definite answers to all my questions. I had the car delivered to the shop. Steve said he would call on Monday with a plan and so he did, first thing Monday morning. Since everything under the hood was covered in fluid, Steve assessed that after a clean-up he would be able to better see all the issues at hand. I had concerns about a different line as I had a leak that was diagnosed as a break fluid leak. Steve carefully listened to all the details I provided and communicated with me clearly. In the afternoon he called again to say that my pump had failed since it ran out of fluid. He gave me a price estimate for the pump and saved me some money by fixing my existing power steering line rather than replacing it. Steve also provided a time estimate for when the car would be ready for pick-up - Tuesday afternoon and delivered as estimated. I am very pleased with the outcome and I would recommend Mister Transmission for the following reasons:1. Two way effective communication2. Problem solving3. No hidden agendas4. I was not told fables about things that would need to be fixed on the car - to squeeze in some extra money on the bill as it happens in other shops when one is a female - so extra thumbs up for that5. Efficient6. On time7. Good quality8. Pleasant and courteousThank you Steve and Team! 😁
Date: November 5, 2020
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My power steering line broke...
Meda Belcota
My power steering line broke on a Friday afternoon. After calling several shops, I decided to go with Mister Transmission because Steve was the first who gave me clear, definite answers to all my questions. I had the car delivered to the shop. Steve said he would call on Monday with a plan and so he did, first thing Monday morning. Since everything under the hood was covered in fluid, Steve assessed that after a clean-up he would be able to better see all the issues at hand. I had concerns about a different line as I had a leak that was diagnosed as a break fluid leak. Steve carefully listened to all the details I provided and communicated with me clearly. In the afternoon he called again to say that my pump had failed since it ran out of fluid. He gave me a price estimate for the pump and saved me some money by fixing my existing power steering line rather than replacing it. Steve also provided a time estimate for when the car would be ready for pick-up - Tuesday afternoon and delivered as estimated. I am very pleased with the outcome and I would recommend Mister Transmission for the following reasons:1. Two way effective communication2. Problem solving3. No hidden agendas4. I was not told fables about things that would need to be fixed on the car - to squeeze in some extra money on the bill as it happens in other shops when one is a female - so extra thumbs up for that5. Efficient6. On time7. Good quality8. Pleasant and courteousThank you Steve and Team! 😁
Date: November 5, 2020
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I just picked up my...
Kevin Grady
I just picked up my Ford Ranger today and I'm very pleased. The technician team went way beyond what was requested at no added cost...great savings for me! My vehicle was at the shop for less than 24 hours and Steve kept me totally informed as they troubleshot my problem. I would highly recommend Stoney Creek Mister Transmission for anyone looking for great and quick service.Thanks for the great job, guys!!
Date: October 29, 2020
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