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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Rear Cross Member Repair procedures
Replacement 1. Remove the rear wheel & tire. Tightening torque: 88.3 ~ 107.9N.m(9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft)     Be careful not to damage the hub bolts wh ...

Removal
Replacing an on/off solenoid valve (SS-A, SS-B) does not require additional hydraulic pressure adjustment; however, the hydraulic pre ...

Fan speed control
The ignition switch must be in the ON position for fan operation. The fan speed control knob allows you to control the fan speed of the air flowing from the ventilation system. To change the fan ...

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