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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Transmission Repair

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.

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Transmission Technology

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Pete Falconer
Not as bad as it could've been. You definitely can't beat the service. Gus kept me posted with updates during the repair and all in all, it was a satisfying experience
Date: October 14, 2021
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The most amazing service and...
Alex Sirros
The most amazing service and knowledge from both Ray and Gus, honest and reliable. As an out-of-towner that was caught with what could have been a major transmission repair, Ray and Gus gave me an honest, and reliable service and had me on my way within a day. My only regret is that I haven't found a Ray and Gus in my local city.
Date: October 14, 2021
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Had my transmission rebuilt and...
Donald DeSouza
Had my transmission rebuilt and these guys did an amazing job! The quality of work exceeded my expectations. Thanks to Gus for explaining procedures, letting me know the labour cost upfront and what to expect in terms of cost when the transmission is taken apart. I commended Mr. Transmission for this; rebuilding a transmission is costly!
Date: September 21, 2021
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These guys are actually how...
Michael George
These guys are actually how they seem. Transparent, professional, efficient and trustworthy. Transmission problems arose on my 2008 Mazda 3 for the first time ever since I bought it and with work the next day I was panicking. First thing I did was call my mechanic who referred me here and after doing a little research I knew this was the place to go. Gus Katsavos was the technician I encountered and helped me all the way through out from start to finish. He provided exceptional customer service, transparency, urge to get the job done in a timely manner, and even taught me a few things to avoid further issues. My car was fixed the same day, ready to get me to work the following day and was running smoother than ever with no further issues. If there’s anywhere you want to go when you have transmission problems, it’s here. Being hard to find trustworthy places who are looking out for your best interest and fix the issue, nothing more, it was refreshing to come across this place. Thank you to Gus Katsavos, I’ll be back anytime I have transmission problems and I hope you guys will as well. Can’t go wrong.
Date: August 24, 2021
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Great service with Gus. Genuinely...
Blazy Mo
Great service with Gus. Genuinely friendly gentleman with extensive knowledge and experience. Got my Ford Escape sorted out at a reasonable price and in good time. Highly recommend their service and will certainly return for future needs.Murad
Date: August 23, 2021
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Great experience all around. Brought...
Digital Shakespeare
Great experience all around. Brought in my 32 year old pride and joy and Gus not only fixed my issue, but identified several others that would have become a huge headache later.Services: Transmission, General repairs & maintenance
Date: August 22, 2021
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Chad Tranter
The guys are Mr Transmission are fantastic and have serviced all our family for years. Most importantly they are honest and tell me only what needs to be done and don’t try to upswell me. Great team and a pleasure to deal with!Services: Body & Trim, Electrical, Battery, Steering / Suspension, Tires, Brakes, Oil change, Air conditioning, Check engine light diagnostic, General repairs & maintenance, Transmission, Exhaust
Date: August 16, 2021
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Rob and Gus are well...
Ron Daniels
Rob and Gus are well informed in drivetrain and excellent to deal with.
Date: August 14, 2021
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I am a repeat customer...
Siricius Augustin
I am a repeat customer and have not been disappointed; in additional to professional and accurate diagnosis and repair, staff is extremely friendly..
Date: July 6, 2021
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This place is outstanding for...
Naveed Qamer
This place is outstanding for the service, teaching and customer service. They fixed my transmission and misfire of the engine. They taught me the reasons for it, been very polite in dealing and very prompt for service. They have shown thorough professional attitude. I am very satisfied and would definitely recommend them to my family and friends. Well done! Keep up the good work 👏
Date: June 30, 2021
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