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 УlaborТТ. Downshifting reduces the chance of stalling and gives better acceleration ...

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Installation
Х Install the component with the specified torques. Х Note tha ...

Placing a Passenger Safety Belt Into The Auto Lock Mode
The use of the auto lock mode will ensure that the normal movement of the child in the vehicle does not cause the safety belt to be pulled out and loosen the firmness of its hold on the child re ...

Inspection
1. Turn the ignition switch OFF. 2. Disconnect the OCV connector. 3. Measure resistance between the OCV terminals 1 and 2. 4. ...

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