Transmission Repair


Transmission Repair Shop In Plainfield, IL

• Having transmission problems?
• Do you need your transmission rebuilt?
• Does your car need a transmission repair?
• In need of a transmission shop you can trust?
• Looking for a shop that services transmissions?
• Not sure where to go for a transmission repair?
• Shopping around for a transmission rebuild?

Offering transmission services at Last Chance Auto Repair for Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, & beyond since 1978. When our local area thinks transmission diagnostic, transmission maintenance, transmission rebuild or repair services, you all know we’re here for you. We are the local transmission repair, rebuild, service, shop you can trust.

Transmission Repair Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, IL

Before starting a transmission repair service, we will perform a free auto diagnostic scan on your transmission plus computer control systems. That’s right free!

Say your transmission does require a repair service, Last Chance Auto Repair will repair, rebuild, or service your vehicle’s transmission correctly, accurately, cost-effectively. We have the latest transmission diagnostic equipment for most makes & models. Our transmission specialists will identify what internal, external, or electrical problems are affecting your vehicle’s transmission quickly, efficiently plus affordably. We have your trans needs covered!

Transmission Service Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, IL

• Transmission Fluid Flush • Transmission Repair • Transmission Filter Change


Best transmission shop Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Chicagoland!

Transmission Rebuild

Transmission Shop
5 5 1
Ron and his team are great! About two months ago, I needed a transmission rebuild and I found a guy to do the work much cheaper than anyone else... Unfortunately, it ended up being the worst experience I've had with a shop thus far. The prior trans failed within 3 weeks and instead of honoring his 1 year warranty, he dodged me completely, stopped answering my phone calls and disappeared... A TOTAL waste of time and a lot of money. Frustrated, stranded, and in serious need of a good trans, I found Last Chance Auto and saw all the great reviews. Ron said he had a lot of experience with Honda transmission and that he'd get me back up and running. Sure enough, within 5 days the car was ready and it's been running perfectly ever since! I've been extremely satisfied with LCA (Last Chance Auto) and would definitely recommend them to anyone in need of good work. Thanks again guys!

Trans Went Out

Transmission Shop
5 5 1
When the transmission went out in my 2003 Camry with 85000 miles I shopped around and picked Last Chance. Ron quoted a fair price competitive with other independent shops and performed the work and has been running smooth for almost 3 years and 20,000 miles now.. So I have taken my Ford Econoline van my girlfriends Suzuki my daughters KIA and the Camry back in for minor and major repairs. As an airline pilot who is obsessed with knowing the details of the mechanical condition of whatever I fly and drive Ron understands that and explains in as deep and complete detail including the engineering behind what he is fixing as I want. I used to work on my own cars because I trusted NO ONE! I don't anymore because I trust Ron way more than myself. I've had two return issues. A very minor leak on the transmission which he found a seal had been pinched during install. They replaced it HASSLE FREE. The second was a noisy bearing on my Van after a repack. He discovered bad bearings and replaced the bearing no charge hassle free! He stands behind his work and knows his profession like no other! This is my family mechanic! Took me 20 years but finally found him!

Clutch Replacement

Transmission Shop
5 5 1
First took my Dodge Neon to last chance a few months ago to replace the clutch. Great price, great people, especially the owner Ron. Most impressively there has been an issue after the repair was made, and Ron and his team bent over backwards to make sure it was right. He really works to take care of you until your happy.

Most Friendly

Transmission Shop
5 5 1
This is one of the most friendly interesting auto repair shops I've ever been to. The customer service is got to be one of the best in town. They actually gave me a ride home free of charge. The only question asked was do you live close. The only downfall was that I had to wait two days to get the vehicle back. Is that a downfall, when the dealer would of had it a week. I think not! At the best auto repair shops in the world, people schedule jobs for a reason. This place excepts walk ins. But any service thats highend, quality and reasonably priced is going to get busy. How long does it take to rebuild a transmission? Some shops that I found on the internet told us up to a week and a half. I thought a down time of two days was more than fair. They gave me the rebuild estimate on the spot. Before they gave me a free ride home after the price made me so happy I threw my keys at them and started to run. Then I remembered that I needed a ride home. Opps! A lot of people these days are not educated about their vehicle or anything auto related. They without a doubt taught me a great deal about my vehicle and all about the auto industry. Everyone does things different but after this experience I learned my lesson and now I understand a lot more than I did before. How different businesses work there strategies how they suck you in. How a lot of people have to educate themselves before they talk negatively about something they don't understand. Their repair rebuild went great I didn't even have to rent another vehicle. The transmission rebuild service they did for my Toyota Camry worked out beautiful. Their standard warranty is 1 year or 12,000 miles on a rebuilt transmission. They offered a lifetime but it wasn't necessary. Great customer service very knowledgeable technicians.

Fluid Was Low

Transmission Shop
5 5 1
I thought my transmission was going, but the people at Last Chance said that although the symptoms sounded like trans, the mileage was too low for it to be that. They were right, the fluid was low and needed replacing but the trans was fine. They took it for a test drive, looked under the hood, did the computer thingie and talked to me about the vehicle and consulted with each other before deciding that all I needed was an overdue tune up. I was impressed with how friendly, professional and efficient the team of people at Last Chance was. I felt like I was letting my very own Dad evaluate and take care of my car just like my college days. The price was fair as well.

Transmission Rebuild

Transmission Shop
5 5 1
First we thought the brakes were locked up so we needed a tow. Then after the tow that turned out to be free in the long run we found out something else. They connected their diagnostic scanner and concluded a different situation with the health of my vehicle. Several trans codes were in the computers history. Wow what a learning experience! I'm glad my buddy from church gave me there card and it was in my wallet. Then we found them on here and that was the least we can do. To let people no what kind of place this is. Fair budgeted price they even towed it for free. I guess they tow it for free with any major job or project. Thanks Last Chance!
Transmission Repair Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 60 reviews
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Domestic & Foreign Transmission Service A-Z

Need a transmission service around Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, IL, or surrounding Chicagoland? Looking for a transmission repair shop that you can trust & afford? Team Last Chance Auto Repair is here for all of your transmission needs, all makes & models, domestic & foreign, A-Z. How can we help you? Call now, later, 24-7!

We service transmissions for domestic vehicles including but never limited to: Buick, Cadillac, Chevy, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Corvette, Dodge, Ford, GM, GMC, General Motors, Hummer, Jeep, Lincoln, Mopar, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Ram, Saturn, SRT, etc.

We also service transmissions for foreign vehicles including but never limited to: Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Daewoo, Ferrari, Holden, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, KIA, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mini Cooper, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Rolls Royce, Saab, Scion, Smart Car, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen, VW, Volvo, Luxury Vehicles, etc.

Why choose Last Chance for your transmission service needs?

In today’s transmission world, transmissions are much more complicated than they use to be. Our transmission mechanics have over 150+ years of combined transmission knowledge, schooling, know how & transmission service under our belts.

We stride in having top notch, highly trained, transmission mechanics. How did we build such a great reputation in the transmission industry? Having many years of training, schooling, hard work, customizing, & transmission service knowledge to offer you is how we’ve become known as the local transmission expert. We offer quality transmission repair & service priced right. Were a family owned transmission shop that you can trust & afford.

Transmission Rebuild Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, IL

Manual Transmission Rebuild  Auto Transmission Rebuild Transfer Case Rebuild

Here are some parts that are included in one of our basic auto transmission rebuild (overhaul) services also known as a rebuilt, re-manufactured, re-conditioned, swapped, overhauled, re-maned trans. From us it’s all the same, quality transmission service on budget.

 Gaskets           Clutches & Bands           Pumps         Fluids
 Filters           Internal & External Seals           Shafts           Drums
 Planet Gears           Sealing Rings           Torque Converter


What is included with our transmission rebuild service?

Torque Converter – Replaces the clutch that is required in a manual transmission, this is how an automatic transmission vehicle can come to a stop while still being in gear without stalling the engine. The torque converter is what provides the physical connection between the engine and transmission of your car. One of the most common components that fail in your automatic trans. Need a performance torque converter?

Automatic Transmission Clutches – An automatic transmission clutch pack consists of multiple alternating disks that fit inside a metal clutch drum. To effect gear changes, one of two types of clutches or bands are used to hold a particular member of the planetary gear set motionless, while allowing another member to rotate, thereby transmitting torque and producing gear reductions or overdrive ratios. There are multiple automatic transmission clutch packs in your car. There is usually one clutch pack for each shift of the vehicle or speed of the vehicle.

Auto Transmission Pump – Typically an automatic transmission has a gear pump mounted between the torque converter and the planetary gear set. It draws transmission fluid from a sump and pressurizes it, which is needed for transmission components to operate. When the pump begins to fail or go bad, several signs will alert you. Increased vehicle noise a hum, whirring, can be signs of a bad or weak vehicle automatic transmission oil pump. Check engine light, burning smell, harsh shifting, noises are all good signs to let a pro check out your trans.

The Famous Valve Body – The heart of the automatic transmissions hydraulic control system is the valve body. It’s considered the hydraulic control center, it receives pressurized fluid from the main pump operated by the fluid coupling torque converter. Are you having an issue shifting into the last gear? When you try to drive your car does it feel like the emergency brake is on? Is there a delay in engagement when placed into gear? These could be signs of a deteriorating valve body.

ATF – Automatic Transmission Fluid

Transmission Fluid – This fluid is a highly specialized oil optimized for the special requirements of the automatic transmission. It helps protect valve operation, brake band friction issues and the auto torque converter failures that most have heard about. Cannot forget the gear lubrication properties. The biggest killer of the automatic transmission in our eyes is not changing your transmission fluid as required. The boiling point of new trans fluid is 300 to 400 degrees °C. Old abused trans fluid might be like water with a boiling point of 100 °C. That is how people cook or smoke there transmission until it is well done, then you need a rebuild. Better safe then sorry. A little knowledge goes a long way, also it requires one less trip to the bank. Do you need your transmission fluid flushed or changed?

What kind of transmission warranties do we offer?

Are you in Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, IL, or any surrounding suburbs looking for a transmission shop you can trust, afford, & that includes a warranty on the transmission services? Our team offers some of the best transmission service warranties in the local area, not to forget to mention in the entire transmission service industry. When it comes to transmission service rest assured we have you covered!

We back our transmission work with some of the strongest warranties in the transmission industry. We include with every transmission service many different warranty options. What warranty will best suit your needs? Which warranty would you like?

• 30-90 day parts only warranty. Our bottom of the barrel basic transmission warranty. Which only includes a warranty on the parts. Typically we only offer this particular warranty with junkyard and used units. Sometimes they work out, sometimes they don’t.

• 12/12 parts & labor warranty. Our basic no questions asked 12/12 hence 12 months or 12,000 miles which ever comes first transmission warranty. Includes parts and labor. 45% of our customers use this warranty. Just like us, this warranty has you covered.

• 24/24 parts & labor warranty. To our other basic but a little more most expensive 24/24 parts and labor warranty. A little bit more money for twice the warranty. 45% of our customers use this warranty. This warranty helps you rest assured after a trans rebuild service.

• 10 yr-lifetime/100,000-unlimited mileage parts & labor warranty. The most expensive warranties we offer. Very rarely ever used. But whatever makes you happy, we will certainly try our best to fulfill your needs. Want more details? Give us a jingle!

When your car’s transmission starts misbehaving, things can get extremely frustrating. You break it, we rebuild it. But don’t break it, maintain it. Need a transmission service? Have any questions? Call Last Chance Auto Repair at (815)577-0327 now, later, 24-7.