Kia Optima: Removal - Automatic Transaxle. Repair procedures - Automatic Transaxle System - Automatic Transaxle System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2020 Service ManualKia Optima: Removal

1. Remove the following items;
A. Engine cover.
B. Air cleaner assembly and air duct (A). (Refer to "Intake and Exhaust system" in EM group.)
C. Battery and battery tray (B). (Refer to "Charging system" in EE group.)

2. Remove the ground line after removing the bolt (A).

3. Disconnect the solenoid valve connector (A) and inhibitor switch connector (B).

4. Remove the control cable (C) after removing the nut (A) and the bolt (B).

Tightening torque:

(A) 9.8 ~ 14.7 N.m (1.0 ~ 1.5 kgf.m, 7.2 ~ 10.8 lb-ft)

(B) 14.7 ~21.6 N.m(1.5 ~2.2 kgf.m, 10.9 ~15.9 lb-ft)

5. Remove the solenoid valve connector and inhibitor switch connector wiring mounting bracket (A).

6. Disconnect the hose (B) after removing the automatic transaxle fluid cooler hose clamp (A).

7. Remove the wiring bracket installation bolt (A).

8. Remove the automatic transaxle upper mounting bolt (A-2ea) and the starter motor mounting bolt (B-2ea).

Tightening torque:

(A),(B): 42.2 ~ 54.0 N.m (4.3 ~5.5 kgf.m, 31.1 ~ 39.8 lb-ft)


9. Remove the mounting cover (A).

10. Remove the support bracket mounting bolts (A).

Tightening torque:

88.3 ~ 107.9 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.8 lb-ft)


11. Using the engine support fixture (SST No.: 09200-38001), hold the engine and transaxle assembly safely.

12. Remove the automatic transaxle mounting support bracket (C).

Tightening torque:

(A) 78.5 ~ 98.1 N.m (8.0 ~ 10.0 kgf.m, 57.9 ~ 72.3 lb-ft)

(B) 58.9 ~ 78.5 N.m (6.0 ~ 8.0 kgf.m, 43.4 ~ 57.9 lb-ft)

13. Lift the vehicle with a jack.
14. Remove the under cover (A).

Tightening torque:

7.8 ~ 11.8 N.m (0.8 ~ 1.2 kgf.m, 5.8 ~ 8.7 lb-ft)


15. Remove the vaccum pump (A).

16. Remove the following items;
A. Sub frame assembly. (Refer to "Front suspension system" in SS group.)
B. Drive shaft assembly. (Refer to "Drive shaft assembly " in DS group.)
17. Remove the dust cover (A).

18. Remove the torque converter mounting bolt (A-6ea) with rotating the crankshaft.

Tightening torque:

45.1 ~ 52.0 N.m (4.6 ~ 5.3 kgf.m, 33.3 ~ 38.3 lb-ft)


19. Remove the drive shaft cover mounting bolt (A).
20. Remove the automatic transaxle with a jack after removing the mounting bolt (A-4ea, B-2ea).

Tightening torque:

(A) 42.2 ~ 48.1 N.m (4.3 ~ 4.9 kgf.m, 31.1 ~ 35.4 lb-ft)

(B) 42.2 ~ 54.0 N.m (4.3 ~5.5 kgf.m, 31.1 ~ 39.8 lb-ft)


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