The Big Question Regarding Transmission Replacement

June 16, 2022 | By Mister Transmission

The Big Question Regarding Transmission Replacement

The transmission is one of the most essential and highly complex parts of any vehicle. A healthy transmission is integral to the overall longevity of your car and its engine. That’s why it can be so disheartening to hear that there might be an issue with it.

Before you start to worry it’s a complete transmission replacement, it’s crucial to have a proper diagnostic test conducted to identify the problem. Maybe it’s not as bad as you think.

Things That Damage The Transmission

  • Low transmission fluid

If you have never checked your transmission fluid, now is an excellent time to start.

Check the dipstick for fluid level and appearance. If the fluid smells bad or is opaque in colour, it’s probably time to have it changed.

 A fluid change could put a stop to overheating and gear grinding. If it doesn’t, check the next item on this list.

  • Fluid Leak

Now that your car is full of fresh transmission fluid, it should be easier to tell if there is a leak.

Let your car sit overnight, and in the morning, check for a puddle. If you see red liquid, you’ve got yourself a leak.

  • Clogged Filter

Your transmission has a filter that works to eliminate dirt, dust, and debris to prevent your fluid from becoming contaminated. Over time the filter can get clogged and needs to be replaced.

If left, it loses efficacy and even prevents fluid from flowing through.

Having your transmission serviced once every two years or every 30, 000 km will prevent many common issues.  

If you are still experiencing issues with your transmission, there could be a more serious issue.

How To Tell If Your Transmission Is Defective

Several signs could indicate a faulty transmission.

  • Gears slipping out of place while driving
  • Grinding, clunking, or humming sounds
  • Fluid smells burnt
  • Grinding or clunking when shifting gears
  • Delay or lag in between shifting gears
  • Neutralizing
  • No movement at times

If you have taken your car in for a transmission service and are still experiencing any of these issues, it may be time to accept that your transmission is at the end of its life.

Let’s take a look at what options you have now.

What Is The Cost Of A Transmission Replacement?

When it comes to fixing parts within the actual transmission, you have two options: a replacement or an overhaul.

If you choose a replacement, your old transmission is replaced with a newly rebuilt one.

A newly rebuilt transmission can run from $1500 and up, that is just for the transmissions themselves, so there are still labour costs to consider, but you are only paying for the labour to take one transmission out and put the new one in. This can be a significant factor when deciding between a replacement or an overhaul.

To have your transmission overhauled would require taking it apart, fixing the broken parts, and putting it all back together again with all new updates to prolong the life of your rebuilt transmission.

 At Mister Transmission, you can trust your expertly trained staff to handle all of your transmission repair and maintenance needs. If the inevitable happens and we need to make a tough decision about your transmission, we will present you with the different options available. We won’t try to oversell you on things you don’t need.

Book an appointment with our transmission repair team today.

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