Transmission Repair & Service Winnipeg, Manitoba

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.

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Customer Reviews
Phil and team were awesome!...
Phil and team were awesome! Had work done on my truck two years ago. Had an issue with the axle seal leaking and they had no problem looking at it and fixing the problem. Highly recommend MISTER transmission. They are honest and want to please The customer.
Date: May 14, 2023
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Very friendly and knowledgable technicians
Chase Wells
Very friendly and knowledgable technicians
Date: April 12, 2023
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Easily one of the best...
Chris S.
Easily one of the best shops in Winnipeg if not all of Manitoba and I don't say that lightly. I have 4 vehicles, 3 of which have been to this shop for a variety of issues and every time I've received quality work. As a business owner/backyard wrencher myself I greatly appreciate Phil's no nonsense, straightforward and professional work ethic. This shop prides themselves on providing quality work, will never try to upsell their customers and unlike other shops I've dealt with there is zero lack of communication between the employee's on the shop floor and anyone who works on your vehicle will know exactly what they are doing. Shops/techs like these are diamonds in the rough and If you're looking for experienced and trustworthy people to work on your work truck, daily driver or "Baby" then this is 100% the place to go!
Date: April 6, 2023
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Mr Transmission did excellent service...
Robert Fewchuk
Mr Transmission did excellent service and repair on my 2013 Ford Focus had the transmission rebuild.Also I'm happy it comes with a 3 year 60000km warranty. The Manger Phil was very courteous and accurate with the quote he gave me, and the repair was done quicker than expected took car there Monday got it back on Thursday and it's working fine. Thanks to the mechanics, Phil and Mr Transmission
Date: March 2, 2023
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Our regular mechanic referred us...
Cory Baron
Our regular mechanic referred us to Mr. Transmission after the CVT in our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder needed replacement. It is a far better option than working directly with the dealership. The price was fair, service was professional, expectations were clear, and there is a 3 year warranty on the work, compared to 1 year from Nissan. We had a minor post-service follow-up that they looked at with no issue or extra charges. We also had a second vehicle in for a suspension replacement and transmission flush. Phil kindly agreed to take my car on an additional road test to assure me all was good. I'm glad to recommend Mr. Transmission and appreciate the professional service from Phil and team!
Date: February 2, 2023
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Easily one of the best...
Ez G
Easily one of the best shops to do business with. Had an issue with work that was done. With no hassle they corrected it without an appointment. Would highly recommend. Fair honest and respectable. Great management And no this isn't a paid review like other shops.
Date: December 2, 2022
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I thought I was having...
Brendan Hellrung
I thought I was having transmission issues but they were able to quickly diagnose the actual issue. Phil was quick and communicative and able to get my vehicle back on the road by the next day. Overall great service!
Date: November 15, 2022
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Omg I have no words....
Carole Legere
Omg I have no words. Towed there in the am, got it back to me the same day 5 pm on a FRIDAY even though I needed a new rad! DO NOT go anywhere else y'all put your money towards quality service and expertise, it'll save you money in long run I promise!
Date: September 9, 2022
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Our our rear differential failed...
Our our rear differential failed on our way from Alberta to Ontario. This busy & professional shop made it a priority to put us back on the road. Centre manager Phil let us know what would happen and delivered on what he said. We would recommend this business to all.
Date: September 7, 2022
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Our our rear differential failed...
Our our rear differential failed on our way from Alberta to Ontario. This busy & professional shop made it a priority to put us back on the road. Centre manager Phil let us know what would happen and delivered on what he said. We would recommend this business to all.
Date: September 7, 2022
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