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

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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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James Patterson
Thank you Gus. With the repaired clutch, it's like I have a new car. All done professionally and for a great price. I'd recommend your services anytime.
Date: June 28, 2021
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Fantastic service! I was able...
Jessica Ashcroft
Fantastic service! I was able to schedule an appointment right away. I had an unknown problem with my car having a hiccup at highway speeds. The mechanic kept me in the loop every step of the way and within a couple of hours the issue was fixed! Great customer service & very efficient. I feel very comfortable recommending them to family and friends and I will definitely be a returning customer.
Date: June 25, 2021
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Great and quick service by...
Hammad Raja
Great and quick service by them. Initially went in for an issue with the transmission but they were quick to identifity problems with the engine as well. Thankful for their service.
Date: June 19, 2021
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A Big Thank you to...
Rajeev Kalra
A Big Thank you to Gus !I brought my car in to get the transmission checked out on my 2015 Nissan Sentra (CVT) after the dealership had provided me an estimate for about $10,000 to replace. Gus assured me that the problem could be fixed and that it would not cost that much. After doing a complimentary inspection and test drive, Mr Transmission had a very good idea of what the problem was. Gus provided me with the labour cost right away and it did not change. Gus provided me with an update on the car almost everyday. When I picked up the car, Gus went through the entire invoice with me, line by line to ensure I understood everything. When I got the car back, it was clean and the transmission felt smooth.In this sort of industry, it is hard to find honest and trustworthy individuals, but look no further, they know what they are doing.
Date: June 15, 2021
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Been going to this location...
Joe Williamston
Been going to this location for years, Best in class service, repair and helpful advice
Date: June 10, 2021
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Gus is really a knowledgeable...
Enzo Casullo
Gus is really a knowledgeable individual explaining what’s going on with my car in detail. everything was done right and on time, service was excellent and the price was surprising low . Overall it was a pleasurable experience,keep up the good work team.
Date: June 10, 2021
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Gus was very honest and...
9LIVES Zex
Gus was very honest and professional on fixing my Mazda cx-7. it runs great - Tom
Date: June 1, 2021
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I have brought my Nissan...
T Chapeski
I have brought my Nissan Rogue a few times now to Scarborough mr. Transmission, they do Excellent work and along with being really friendly, I would recommend them to anybody. I would prefer to take my car to these guys more than I would the dealership.👍👍👍👍😃
Date: May 12, 2021
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