Kia Optima: Changing the Manual Transaxle Oil - Checking the Manual Transaxle Oil Level - Manual Transaxle - Maintenance - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Changing the Manual Transaxle Oil

1. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
2. Remove the drain plug on the bottom of the transaxle.
3. After the oil has drained completely, install a new washer on the plug, reinstall the drain plug and tighten to 22 lbft (30 Nm).
4. Remove the fill/check plug on the side of the transaxle.
5. Add oil through the fill/check hole until it reaches the bottom of the fill/check hole.
6. Install a new washer on the fill/check plug.
7. Reinstall and tighten the fill/check plug to 22 lbft (30 Nm).

Use only the specified manual transaxle oil. (Refer to Recommended Lubricants later in this section.)

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