Transmission Rebuild & Overhaul Specialist in Mississauga, Toronto & Etobicoke
In your car, the engine creates the power, while the transmission directs it through the wheels and to the road. An inefficient or damaged transmission can cause vibrations and loud noises, making the engine work harder than it needs to. This costs gas mileage, it can make the ride uncomfortable and could even leave you stranded.
When is a Transmission Rebuild Required?
A complete rebuild is a pretty serious repair. It’s only required when your transmission has some serious problems. While your transmission may be slipping out of gear, losing drive or not shifting up or down, it doesn’t mean the transmission needs to be rebuilt. Often, replacing sensors or other related components will fix transmission problems.
If your transmission doesn’t shift as smoothly as it used to, or if it has stopped shifting up and down altogether, visit a our shop to see which steps need to be taken. We will first make every effort to narrow the resolution down to faulty sensors, relays, on-board computers (OBU) or other control mechanisms before considering the option to remove and rebuild the transmission.
What Steps Are Taken
A proper transmission rebuild has a number of steps. First, the transmission is removed from the car and completely taken apart. The pieces are laid out and each is cleaned and inspected for wear. Damaged or heavily worn parts are replaced with new ones, and all seals, gaskets and consumable parts are replaced. In an automatic transmission, the torque converter is usually replaced too, because if the transmission is worn the torque converter is likely worn too.
The mechanic will also check with the transmission manufacturer to see whether any design modifications are recommended for reliability or performance. Some manufacturers offer rebuild kits which include the consumables and any new parts required to bring the transmission up to date.
The mechanic will also check with the transmission manufacturer to see whether any design modifications are recommended for reliability or performance.
What To Look For After A Rebuild
After a transmission rebuild you should monitor the transmission carefully to make sure everything has gone as planned. Our Transmission specialist will test drive the vehicle after a rebuild to ensure that rebuild has gone smoothly and without any other issues. Sometimes, however, problems with seals may not show up until the transmission has been used for a while. This is exactly why, after the rebuild, we schedule 2 test drives with the customer. First, within the first week of the rebuild and a second one within 1 month of the rebuild.
This is exactly why, after the rebuild, we schedule 2 test drives with the customer. First, within the first week of the rebuild and a second one within 1 month of the rebuild.
Firstly, your transmission should not exhibit any of the same problems it was before the repair. The shifts should be smooth and the transmission should move up and down through the gears easily. Watch for fluid leaks by looking at the ground underneath your car. Leaks will stain the ground. As part of the follow-up appointment we will check to confirm that there are no particulates in the transmission fluid and all the seals are holding properly.
A transmission overhaul is a very serious repair and we will NOT recommend it until all the other repair options have been exhausted. The repair is long and indeed has a significant cost attached to it, because it involves removing the whole transmission from the vehicle, tearing it down and building it back up. If you suspect your vehicle needs a transmission repair, service or have any other issues with your vehicle, visit us today. For a limited time, you can get $125.00 Off with the following coupon on any Transmission rebuild.