Kia Optima: Recommended Shifting - Manual Transaxle - Driving Your Vehicle - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Recommended Shifting

Drive the vehicle in the highest gear that allows the engine to run and accelerate smoothly without hesitating or stalling. This will give you the most efficient fuel economy and emission control. However, never operate the engine with the tachometer (RPM) in the red area.

Manual Transaxle Operation
The manual transaxle has five forward gears. Press the clutch pedal down fully while shifting, then release it slowly. A special safety feature prevents inadvertent shifting from 5 (Fifth) to R ( ...

Downshifting
When you must slow down in heavy traffic or while driving up steep hills, downshift before the engine starts to “labor’’. Downshifting reduces the chance of stalling and gives better acceleration ...

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ESC connector input/output
Connector Terminal Specification Remark No Description 29 IGNITION1(+) High level of wake up vol ...

Brake Booster Operating Test
For simple checking of the brake booster operation, carry out the following tests. 1. Run the engine for one or two minutes, and then stop it. If the pedal depresses fully the first time ...

Rear Heater Duct
Whenever the ventilation controls are in the face-floor or floor position, air is directed to the rear seat passenger floor area. ...

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