Transmission Repair & Service Scarborough, 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!

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  • 15903 Stony Plain Rd. NW
  • Edmonton, AB
  • T5P 3Z7
  • 587-786-6465
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Delivering honest quality service! In...
Tiger 888b
Delivering honest quality service! In today's choice of Mechanics/Repair Shops you have many choices to service a vehicle. I own a Classic 1966 Ford Galaxie and I was looking for someone with knowledge and integrity of servicing the transmission in a classic car. I dropped off the car and had explained the symptom I was experiencing with my gear selector/shifter on a C6 Ford transmission. Ray was able to explain the issues later in the day and was able to make the repair. Since the parts were no longer manufactured, Ray's team was able to weld and machine a workable part to get the shift linkage in a workable condition. Ray also gave me advice on the car, tightened some loose bolts on the exhaust system. This is old school service that is so hard to find in today's Mechanics. Thanks Ray and Team and Mister Transmission for the great service. AAA+++ SERVICE!
Date: July 15, 2020
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Brought my 2010 Ford Escape...
Ron Field
Brought my 2010 Ford Escape in for a flush and fill and was told everything was fine no leaks which was good news considering the vehicle has 348,000 kms very pleasant experience in and out within the hour...thanks and I will definitely be a repeat customer
Date: June 19, 2020
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Rays a good guy very...
Keith Murphy
Rays a good guy very helpful, explains things well.
Date: June 5, 2020
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Had my 03 GMC Sierra...
Justin DeSousa
Had my 03 GMC Sierra 4×4 transmission rebuilt here. Great group of Mechanic's very knowledgeable and customer satisfaction is paramount definitely will recommend this place to everyone
Date: June 3, 2020
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I contacted Mr. Transmission and...
Brittany Musseau-Drover
I contacted Mr. Transmission and spoke to Gus regarding my work van to get a quote. I was previously quoted $3500 and 3 days of work on the van at another business and was pleased to hear that the van did not need as much work as the other business had told me. This not only saved the company thousands of dollars, but the service provided was done within the day. I highly recommend that if you need any work done on your vehicle, know that they are honest people, which is hard to find within the industry, and will give you excellent service, making you feel safe when you pick your vehicle up from the shop. Thank you again to Gus and his crew for the outstanding service.
Date: December 17, 2019
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Exceptional experience. Visiting family in...
T Dub
Exceptional experience. Visiting family in Scarborough from the US and experienced car transmission troubles during the 8 hour drive from NY. Called line off hours on a Sunday afternoon and Gus answered right away, car was towed to his location and fixed/returned within 3 days. Gus gave us the most efficient and cost effective options, and I never felt ambushed, confused or overwhelmed during the experience. Very knowledgable and professional. Car now runs well and sounds great. Drive home, smooth. Pleased with the work and the service. Highly recommend.
Date: August 13, 2019
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Exceptional experience.Visiting family in Scarborough...
Tracy W.
Exceptional experience.Visiting family in Scarborough from the US and experienced car transmission troubles during the 8 hour drive from NY.Called line off hours on a Sunday afternoon and Gus answered right away, car was towed to his location and fixed/returned within 3 days.Gus gave us the most efficient and cost effective options, and I never felt ambushed, confused or overwhelmed during the experience.Very knowledgable and professional.Car now runs well and sounds great.Drive home, smooth.Pleased with the work and the service.Highly recommend.
Date: August 12, 2019
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Honest mechanics works at this...
Sathya Anantharajah
Honest mechanics works at this shop. Gus is a great guy. He will tell you the good and the bad. A straight forward guy. Gus will give you options, and you can choose based on your financial situation or urgency. Happy with the service he has done for IQ Elevators. I will recommend this place over Active Green or any-other shops. Greet job guys!!
Date: July 8, 2019
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Driving to Scarborough from Durham...
Lorraine Pye
Driving to Scarborough from Durham over a year and a half ago, there was a very loud rattling noise coming from the back of my car. I exited the highway and stopped at the first mechanic shop I saw on Sheppard Ave (Mister Transmission, Scarborough). Gus was AMAZING, to say the least! The right rear suspension was completely off! This could have been a disastrous situation had I not stopped. He took the time to show, explain, and repair the damage. I was grateful for his expertise and his honesty. It's a bit of a drive for me to come to see him whenever I have car troubles, but it's worth the drive. He is trustworthy and I would recommend his services to anyone.
Date: July 2, 2019
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Mister Transmission, Scarborough location is...
Greg Sanche
Mister Transmission, Scarborough location is the best place for all your vehicle care and service. I’ve been taking both my vehicles to this location for a number of years. It’s a full service shop that I can trust and with great prices. Gus is very professional and takes the time to explain any mechanical issues with your vehicle. Was in the shop this week to service my emergency brake cable and also asked him to check over the vehicle. Gus and his mechanic did such a thorough check, they found that my propeller shaft was badly worn at the joint. If left unchecked, it would have come apart doing major damage to the vehicle and could have resulted in a serious accident. Gus took the time to show me what was happening and explained why this needed to be repaired. He order the parts and installed it that afternoon. I am very thankful to Gus and his mechanic for detecting this major problem, replacing the defective parts at a great price. My car rides as good as new! Greg Sanche
Date: June 29, 2019
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