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  • Stephens
    Stephens - 2001 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/22/2011
    Where is the transmission filter located and how do I replace it.
    The vehicle is SE model. I changed the fluid but cannot locate the filter to change it. I do not have a manual for this vehice.
     
  • mick
    mick - 2002 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/21/2011
    Attomatic trans wont shift.
    will shift into reverse and drive
     
    • yboy82
      2/21/2011 yboy82
      Your automatic transmission won't shift? But you also said will shift into reverse in drive. Can you give more info? Thanks
  • Joey GetZ
    Joey GetZ - 2002 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/18/2011
    My four wheel drive doesn't work. the shaft spins. but the hubs don't lock
     
    • richard78
      2/18/2011 richard78
      replace the inner wheel hubs with manual hubs by WARN , they have a kit for that specific problem...if you was to take it in your looking at @ $1500.00 from the dealer. But you get the manual hubs the cost is @ $100-$165 for the kit. And easy installation...
  • Tee
    Tee - 2003 Kia Sorento - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/8/2011
    MY 4wd low light is on. What could be the problem?
    My car has 114,00 miles. I took the suv to the dearlership, they replacd the knob switch and it still doesnt work. They advised me the transfer case is shot after they had the car a week. I just don't see this happening. I think it's something else. I have been ...
     
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  • Brandon
    Brandon - 2002 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/1/2011
    How do I change my pinion bearings.
    I need to replace my pinion seal and my pinion bearings. I have ordered the parts. I am almost certain that i have to remove the chunck to get to the bearings. I need to know about clearance and alignment. Referal to a step by step manual (online or book) would be ...
     
    • James Vaughn
      2/1/2011 James Vaughn
      i would try dana or daaco for a reference book on the clearances and step by steps. the "chunk" does have to come out but the axles do as well, if your changing inner and outer axle bearings. btw i recommend that if you're going the far
  • carol
    carol - 1997 Kia Sephia - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/1/2011
    I need to change the slave cylinder how do i
     
  • afitzy
    afitzy - 2007 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/27/2011
    I REPLACED THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER. I KEEP GETTING AIR IN THE SYSTEM CAUSING THE VEHICLE NOT TO SHIFT I BLEED IT WHY
    IT WILL RUN FINE FOR APROX TWO DAYS THEN AIR RETURNS IN THE SYSTEM. WE HAVE BLED THE SYSTEM TWICE SINCE WE PUT THE NEW CLUTCH CYLINDER IN. WHAT COULD CAUSE IT TO KEEP GETTING AIR.
     
    • afitzy
      1/20/2011 afitzy
      is there anyone wo
      ho can answer this problem???
    • david
      1/20/2011 david
      is hyd clutch call if you need help 9106545823
    • oil change doc
      1/20/2011 oil change doc
      u have to bench bleed the clutch cyl first then install remove trap air in side the rod that activates the clutch
    • afitzy
      1/24/2011 afitzy
      with have bled it twice and are going to see if it works now
      i will let you all know tomorrow
    • afitzy
      1/27/2011 afitzy
      now they tell me its the slave cylinder ,first they replaced the clutch cylinder and that would only work for two days then it would get air back in somehow and wouldn't shift.
      now after replacing that cylinder they say the SLAVE cylinder is bad and that will really cost me because they say that have to unhook the transmission to get to it

      my question is it common for both cylinders to go bad ?? and good this be a warranty issue??
    • James Vaughn
      1/27/2011 James Vaughn
      slave cylinder!!!!! they usually go bad just before or at the same time the clutch reservoir does.if you have a 5 year 100,000 mile warranty and are under the limits yes it will be covered as part of the drivetrain warranty
    • RC
      1/27/2011 RC
      It depends on what is covered in the warranty. They have different policies. There is also a chance the Master did not need to be replaced.
    • afitzy
      1/27/2011 afitzy
      thank u
  • zeke
    zeke - 2001 Kia Rio - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/27/2011
    Replacement of veh.speed sensor
    code p0501. where is the location of the veh.speed sensor on the car?
     
    • Bobby
      1/27/2011 Bobby
      it is mounted to the transmission below is a picture of it
      remeber the code could be telling you there is a problem with the sensor or the circuit. maybe research it or call your local dealer and ask if that is a common problem with the vehicle. I checked tsb's on this and there is nothing on the VSS

      http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/.../AU75600024.html
  • Backyard
     
    • justins1stchoice
      1/20/2011 justins1stchoice
      check the actuator on the front axle, its either vacuum or electric, they go out all the time. if its the vacuum check to make sure you have good vacuum.
      justins1stchoice
      1/20/2011 Backyard
      do you know where its located ?
  • 6hx75z
    6hx75z - 2002 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/10/2011
    How to change a speed sensor
    how to change a speed sensor
     
  • alnorwood
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Safety Tip: Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

      Park the vehicle on a level surface and set the parking brake.

      Position the jack under the front of the Kia Sportage and jack it up from the cross frame under the engine. Once the vehicle is high enough, place a safety stand under the frame on both sides of the Sportage. Slowly lower the Sportage to the top of the safety stands and leave the jack in the up position.

      Slide under the driver side of the Kia Sportage near the driver-side door and locate the transmission drain plug on the bottom of the transmission pan. The drain plug requires a 24 mm socket to remove and tighten it.

      Position the drip pan under the area of the of the drain plug. Loosen and remove the drain plug with the 1/2-inch drive ratchet and the 24 mm socket. Once all of the transmission fluid has drained into the drip pan, screw the drain plug back in and tighten down tight with the ratchet and socket.

      Pull the drip pan out from under the Kia Sportage. Open the hood and remove the transmission dipstick from the dipstick tube. The transmission dipstick has the words "transmission" or "ATF" on the handle of the dipstick.

      Slide the long neck funnel into the dipstick tube. Pour 3 qts. of the SP-3 automatic transmission fluid into the dipstick tube. Remove the funnel and slide the dipstick into the tube.

      Crank the Kia Sportage and hold the brake pedal down. Shift the gear selector lever through all of the gears two or three times. Then, put the lever back into park. Let the engine run for about two minutes before checking the fluid level on the dipstick.

      Pull the dipstick out with the engine still running. Check the fluid level on the dipstick. Three quarts of the transmission fluid should put the fluid level on the full mark on the dipstick. Slide the dipstick back into the tube and close the hood.

      Turn the engine off. Jack the front of the Kia Sportage back up and remove the safety stands. Lower the Sprtage to the ground and remove the jack.

      Note: KIA recommends using the SP-3 automatic transmission fluid inside of the transmission but there are also other replacement fluids for the SP-3. Ask any technician at any auto-parts store for the correct replacement fluid for the SP-3 automatic transmission fluid. Use extreme caution when working under any vehicle that is jacked up and on jack stands.
  • martin
    martin - 2006 Kia Spectra5 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/8/2011
    Where can i find a shift cable clip or holder
    clip that attached to shift housing
     
    • david
      1/8/2011 david
      kia dealer make shur there is no recall on car
  • Chris
    Chris - 2003 Kia Spectra - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/7/2011
    Wheel bearing maybe?
    I feel a clunk in the right rear wheel when I back up and the same wheel locks up temporarily when I go forward.
     
    • James Vaughn
      1/7/2011 James Vaughn
      could be a bearing but i would suspect a brake problem if it locks up temporarily and not drive it till it's fixed
      James Vaughn
      1/7/2011 Chris
      Thanks. Any trick to taking off the drum?
    • yboy82
      1/7/2011 yboy82
      Yes it is possible that the fault is your wheel bearing it might be out of adjustment or defective. Also check the condition of your brake pads/shoes (it might be contaminated or loose from their mounting) and brake caliper (to be thorough also check the condition of your wheel cylinder).
      yboy82
      1/7/2011 Chris
      Thanks. Any trick to taking off the drum?
    • James Vaughn
      1/7/2011 James Vaughn
      should have a wheel bearing cap in the center or the rear drum. remove cap. behind that is a nut with a cotter pin thru it. remove the pin then unscrew the nut. drum should slide off over shoes if the e brake is off and if your brakes are not the culprit
      James Vaughn
      1/7/2011 Chris
      Again, thanks.
  • Terence-1
    Terence-1 - 2004 Kia Sorento - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/4/2011
    4th gear at 3,000 rpm's accelerating rpm's adjust upward but mph stays the same. Is clutch going out?
     
    • yboy82
      1/4/2011 yboy82
      Try to diagnose your vehicle first with a scan tool to check if all your electrical controls and sensors are still functioning well before you check you clutch.
  • WANDA
     
    • TechSam
      1/2/2011 TechSam
      Seems like the shifter itself has the problem and lots of times I have taken pennies out of that area.