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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Homelink Programming
CAUTION Make sure people and/or objects are out of the way of any garage doors or gates you may be operating during the programming procedures. Keep original transmitters for potential f ...

Removal
1. Disconnect the battery negative cable and wait for at least three minutes before beginning work. 2. Remove the glove box housing. (Refer to the Body group- crash p ...

Rail Pressure Sensor (RPS). Description and Operation
Description Rail Pressure Sensor (RPS) is installed on the delivery pipe and measures the instantaneous fuel pressure in the delivery pipe. The sensing element (Semiconductor element) built in ...

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