Transmission Repair & Service Whitby, 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
Featured Services
Transmission Repair

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Customer Reviews
My Caravan transmission was giving...
Aaron Dias
My Caravan transmission was giving a lot of problems and took it to Mr. Transmission, and got it fixed. Thanks to Denise and Sean for their amazing customer service.
Date: November 30, 2020
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Had a potential issue on...
J Baker
Had a potential issue on my Ford Expedition. Sean helped us out, drove the vehicle for us, put it up on the hoist and gave us great information on a go forward to what needs to be fixed and what doesnt. Very practical advice with cost always in mind. Thanks !
Date: October 26, 2020
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Denise and Shawn went above...
Richard Marcotte
Denise and Shawn went above and beyond to help us out. Our transmission died on the 401 and they had us repaired in a day.
Date: October 20, 2020
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Excellent service, honest advice and...
Ahmed Omar
Excellent service, honest advice and very friendly staff, what more could one want!Denise and MT team have given me a great peace of mind today, and for FREE!, as they ran an extensive testing to diagnose what I felt like a minor issue with acceleration from stop, at low speeds, that occured a couple of times last week. I did not expect a big issue but just wanted to confirm with an expert.Knowing about all the issues with the CVT, they could have easily claimed something is wrong, and put forth a pricy quote, hoping for me to accept it, but they didn't.Denise reported no codes were found and no failures identified or sensed from road tests and in-shop checkup. She still gave me the advice to be watchful of any changes and come back if I need help, but that was all!Thanks Denise & team! I do highly recommend your shop!
Date: October 8, 2020
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We've all dealt with the...
Dylan Toutant
We've all dealt with the shops who nickle and dime us and cost us time and money only to be left with the same problem or worse, no ideas, and a large bill.Not here. They told me everything wrong, (even beyond what I initially thought i had identified) what they can and cannot do to remedy it, and empowered me to make the final choices on how to proceed with sound information and expertise which only re-asserts the quality of service received. To me this was the right place to bring my vehicle.DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR, and give them a call, (or email), and while I mostly spoke to Denise, literally anyone I spoke with there gave me the time of day and treated me and my vehicle with respect. This wasn't one of my shops before, but it is now.Thanks for the terrific experience and if I ever need to, I'd be happy to return.TL;DR This shop is worth the visit. Honest, upfront, quality service. Customer service professionals!
Date: September 22, 2020
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Took my Jeep to Mister...
Bailey Brown
Took my Jeep to Mister Transmission. They took it in at the end of day and had it done the next day by 3:00. Amazing service. They made me feel comfortable by explaining the issue and how they fixed it. Their customer service is awesome and they make you feel welcomed. Special thank you to Denise and Sean for this experience! Would 110% go there again and recommend this shop to anyone!
Date: September 10, 2020
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Took my Jeep to a...
Nizaam Rehman
Took my Jeep to a general mechanic for routine service (fluid/filter). Afterwards it was smoking from underneath whenever I drove it and had a severe burning smell. Took it back and the guy said nothing was wrong. Finally it was smoking so bad I went to mister transmission and now the problem seems to be fixed. It seems he reused the old gasket for the pan. Price was reasonable, service was quick and most importantly they didnt mess up my vehicle like the last guy .
Date: August 18, 2020
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always fast dependable servuce
Margaret Fletcher
always fast dependable servuce
Date: August 14, 2020
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Great staff, very well run,...
Nikolas Stolakis
Great staff, very well run, fast service same day when I replaced my ujoints with them, very well priced for the service they provide!
Date: August 12, 2020
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I dealt with this Mr....
Sarah Patrick
I dealt with this Mr. Transmission a couple months ago in the middle of the pandemic. They were incredibly reasonable and friendly, Denise and the team at this location helped me immensely, as I thought the cost of repair would be too much and I would need to purchase a new vehicle, but they worked with me to try and keep everything within my budget. Now a few weeks ago I went to put my summers on at taunton tires, and immediately noticed my vehicle pulling to the right. I went back to them and they noticed I had work done recently and tried to blame the work Mr. Transmission did, instead of what they had done. I figured this couldn't be true, but since Denise was such a pleasure to deal with last time, I would rather go back to them than argue with the guys at the tire place. Best decision I've made in a while! Denise spent the entire day keeping me updated as she wasnt sure they could fix the problem and might need to send me to their tire guy. Long story short they rotated my tires and asked me to try it out to see how it felt. It feels SO MUCH BETTER! Thank you to the team at Mr. Transmission! You guys are awesome and I'm so grateful to finally have a trustworthy mechanic to go too. Now I even have a good tire person to go to next time I need my winters on. The staff at this location will do everything they can to help you, and if they can't help, they are more than happy to send you to someone that can. Save yourself some time and stress next time you have car issues and call Denise. You wont regret it!
Date: June 4, 2020
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