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.

 

Visit your nearest Mister Transmission location today!

10827km away
 
  • 15903 Stony Plain Rd. NW
  • Edmonton, AB
  • T5P 3Z7
  • 587-786-6465
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Transmission Repair

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Customer Reviews
Called every step of the...
Ray Geske
Called every step of the way no surprises.
Date: May 29, 2020
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Great customer service. Quality work...
Kevin Power
Great customer service. Quality work completed in the time and within the quote.
Date: May 15, 2020
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Friendly, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Superb...
GDB
Friendly, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Superb customer service. And it has been this way for more than the 25 years I have dealt with them. They have kept my collection of old and newer cars alive and well. I would not go anywhere else for transmission and drive-line problems
Date: March 4, 2020
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Awesome team who helped me...
Jason N
Awesome team who helped me out fix a car I've just bought. I've bought a car that needed a clutch to be replace because it was slipping hard. I did not have time to fix it myself so I've got them to do the job for me. They towed my car right from home, inspected it, and then replaced my clutch. Fast team great employees as they finished the job within a day. The way they machined my damaged flywheel was amazing!. The person who I delt with was Dwayne. He made everything worked out for me at a reasonable price. I'd recommend going here, and myself to go back for more future work.
Date: February 14, 2020
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Brought one of our work...
Foametix Insulation
Brought one of our work vans in for a transmission fluid flush and engine oil change. Jacques and his staff were fast, responsive and friendly. Based on our experience I would highly recommend this business.
Date: February 13, 2020
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Friendly fast and convenient service....
Maggie May
Friendly fast and convenient service. The staff was great to help us out fight away and fair prices too!
Date: January 14, 2020
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Friendly and knowledgeable. More importantly...
Tim Klein
Friendly and knowledgeable. More importantly they stand behind their work. There was an unusual problem with the repair the next day and this shop towed my vehicle 169 km and repaired it under waranty.
Date: January 4, 2020
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Very friendly. Took us in...
Anthony Oickle
Very friendly. Took us in right away and had the issue resolved in 24 hours. At another shop problem was diagnosed as needing a transmission replacement. Took it to Mr Transmission for 2nd opinion. Turned out to be something else and thousands of $$ less. Good work guys. I'll be back (in my best Terminator voice)
Date: December 24, 2019
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THEY GIVE YOU A REPLACEMENT...
Caulien Cockley
THEY GIVE YOU A REPLACEMENT CAR while yours is being worked on. Never in my life have I ever received this amazingness from a garage. The local guys are the best guys honestly.
Date: October 11, 2019
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I brought in my vehicle...
Toney Boxell
I brought in my vehicle for a 2nd opinion and they brought up a separate fix that would cost less and be a better option overall. Considering the dealer has taken advantage of us and others in the past it was relieving to have someone at a word-of-mouth reliable source confirm our suspicions and save us time and money.
Date: August 16, 2019
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