Kia Optima: Removal - Transaxle Oil Temperature Sensor. Repair procedures - Automatic Transaxle Control System - Automatic Transaxle System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2021 Service ManualKia Optima: Removal

1. Remove the battery and the battery tray. (Refer to "Charging system" in EE group.)
2. 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)

3. Replace new gasket and the plug after draining the automatic transaxle fluid by removing the drain plug. (Refer to "Hydraulic system (Fluid)" in this group)
4. Remove the valve body cover (B) and eyebolt (A).

Tightening torque:

(A) 34.3 ~ 44.1 N.m (3.5 ~ 4.5 kgf.m, 25.3 ~ 32.6 lb-ft)

(B) 13.8 ~ 14.7 N.m (1.3 ~ 1.5 kgf.m, 9.4 ~ 10.8 lb-ft)
Always replace the gasket of the eyebolt use new one whenever loosening eyebolt.

5. Disconnect the oil temperature sensor connector (A).

6. Remove the oil temperature sensor (A) after removing a bolt.

Tightening torque:

9.8 ~ 11.8 N.m (1.0 ~ 1.2 kgf.m, 7.2 ~ 8.7 lb-ft)

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