Kia Optima: Replacement - Fluid. Repair procedures - Hydraulic System - Automatic Transaxle System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2021 Service ManualKia Optima: Replacement

ATF of 6 speed automatic transaxle doesnТt need to be replaced. If the vehicle is used severely in business or personal use, replace ATF every 60,000 miles.

Severe usage is defined as

Х Driving in rough road (Bumpy, Gravel, Snowy, Unpaved road, etc)
Х Driving in mountain road, ascent/descent
Х Repetition of short distance driving
Х More than 50% operation in heavy city traffic during hot weather above 32∞C(89.6∞F) .
Х Police, Taxi, Commercial type operation or trailer towing, etc
1. Remove the drain plug (A) and reinstall the drain plug after draining ATF totally.


Drain plug tightening torque:

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


The gasket of the drain plug use new one.
2. Fill the oil about 5 liters through eyebolt.
3. Check the oil level. (Refer to "Hydraulic system (Fluid)" in this group)

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